Sheriff Bob Gualtieri will host a promotion ceremony, Thursday, December 13th recognizing over two dozen Sheriff’s Office members – one of the largest single promotion events.
The promotion ceremony is set for 2:00 p.m., and will be held in the Magnolia Room of the Cooperative Extension Complex – located at 12520 Ulmerton Rd. – just east of the Sun Star building.
As part of the promotion ceremony, family members and friends will pin new badges on their fathers, mothers, sons and daughters, and colleagues who have just been promoted.
The majority of the promotions are effective Sunday, December 16th.
The following certified members have been promoted:
Promoted to Sergeant are:
Promoted to Lieutenant are:
Promoted to Captain in the Patrol Operations Bureau.
Promoted to Major are:
Tim Pelella – Patrol Operations
Mike Ring – Investigative operations
John Tillia – Inspections Bureau and Administrative Investigations
Promoted to Chief Deputy – Second in Command
Major George Steffen was promoted to Chief Deputy in September following the retirement of Chief Deputy Dan Simovich.
Associate Counsel Shannon Kennedy will assume the position of General Counsel.
The Director of a new Division – Media Communications and Legislative Affairs – is Marianne Pasha.
Cecilia Barreda is the new Public Information Coordinator, and will manage the Public Information Office