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12-289 Sheriff Gualtieri Hosts Promotion Ceremony

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:

Bryan Bingham

Deanna Carey

Eric Forcade

Brandon Harvey

Frank Holloway

Michele Houghton

Mathew Ingoglia

Timothy Kelly

Scott Kremser

Jennifer Olley

Rusty Roberts

Paul Rogers

David Stang

Keith Williams


Promoted to Lieutenant are:

Jennifer Davis

Craig Degenhardt

Cindy Gibson

Amy Moyer

Jeremy Nygren


Promoted to Captain in the Patrol Operations Bureau.

Glenn Luben


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.


Civilian Promotions:

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

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OMC Drop-Boxes

Operation Medicine Cabinet

Drop off your expired or unused medications during business hours at Operation Medicine Cabinet drop boxes located at two Sheriff’s Office locations:

The Sheriff’s Administration Building
10750 Ulmerton Rd.

The Sheriff’s North District Office at
737 Louden Avenue

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Do not call 9-1-1 for non emergency transportation.

If you are unsure if your situation is a true emergency, officials recommend that you let the call taker determine if you need emergency help.


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Largo, FL 33778

Mailing address:
PO Drawer 2500
Largo, FL 33779-2500

Phone: (727) 582-6200
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