Alice Police Department had a special ceremony Friday morning to promote two officers.

Patrol Cpl. Juan Martinez and Lt. Jason Childers received their new badges and titles in front of their fellow officers, family and City of Alice employees.

“I've had the pleasure to work with this gentlemen (Martinez). He never calls in sick,” said Police Chief Rex Ramon. “He knows his job.”

Martinez came to the department approximately three years ago from Roma Police Department.

“He shows leadership and treats people how they want to be treated,” Ramon said. “I'm honored to promote him to corporal.”

Childers has worked has 11 years experience in law enforcement, Ramon said.

He has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and is currently enrolled in Sam Houston State University earning his master's degree.

“Jason has shown the ability to come out on a call and take care of whatever is in front of him, good or bad,” Ramon explained.

Childers' wife and three children were in the audience to support and congratulate him on his promotion.

“He'll be a good asset for his department,” Ramon stated.