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Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop B Announces Promotion

Written by on November 8, 2022

Captain Erik A. Gottman, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announces the following promotion effective December 1, 2022.

Sergeant Paul M. Behrens will be promoted to lieutenant and designated a member of the Troop B command staff. Behrens was appointed to the Patrol on January 1, 1997. After graduating from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy, he was assigned to Troop B, Zone 11, Monroe and Randolph counties. On June 1, 1999, he transferred to Zone 7, Knox and Lewis counties. On August 1, 2001, he transferred into the Patrol’s Gaming Division and was assigned to the Mark Twain Casino in LaGrange, Missouri. On August 22, 2004, he transferred to Troop B, Zone 9, Marion and Ralls counties. He was promoted to corporal and designated the assistant zone supervisor of Zone 11 on April 1, 2014, and on February 1, 2015, he transferred to Zone 9. On November 1, 2016, Behrens was promoted to sergeant and designated the zone commander of Zone 9.

Lt. Paul Behrens is promoted effective December 1, 2022
(Photo Courtesy MSHP)

Lieutenant Behrens is a native of Quincy, Illinois, and graduated from Quincy Senior High School. He holds a Bachelor of Science in law enforcement administration from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois.