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06/14/2013

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Sarasota News Leader June 14, 2013 Page 48 to higher ranks — one to colonel, two to captain, two to lieutenant and three to sergeant. The promotions to captain were remarkable. Corinne Stannish became the department's first female ever to hold that title, and Patrick Robinson's promotion was almost as noteworthy: He skipped a rank, jumping up from sergeant to captain. Two of the newly promoted senior officers will work in administration. Stannish will be the administrative captain, and Lt. Philip DeNiro will be the assistant commander of administrative services and support. "You can trust me in this assignment," he said during remarks to the standing-room-only crowd. The man promoted to colonel was previously selected as DiPino's deputy chief. Stephen Moyer recently completed his credentials as a Florida sworn officer after a career in the Maryland State Police, where he coordinated with his new boss. He joked about being part of the "Maryland mafia" taking over the Sarasota Police Department. He fills a job left vacant for the past six years. The Sarasota Police Department is located on Adams Lane in downtown Sarasota. Photo by Norman Schimmel as the assistant commander of the criminal investigations division. "If you're dealing drugs, you'd better stop, because here we come," he said. Three officers received their sergeant's stripes. A fourth member of the new circle of admin- Michael Schwieterman, Johnathan Todd and istration also made her public debut at the Rex Troche all were bumped up to the first ceremony. She is Genevieve Judge, officially rung of management. titled the "partnership policing communica- "I'm excited about the way the department's tions coordinator." Judge grew up locally and headed," said Todd. attended high school in Bradenton. She is a 10-year veteran of television news; she now All eight of those promoted received a new serves as the department's public information badge, the oval "shield" that is proof of their position of responsibility. The new shields officer. were pinned on by wives, a husband, a father LINE OFFICERS PROMOTED and, in the case of Col. Moyer, by former Sarasota Police Chief John Lewis. It was not just the command circle that moved up in pay and responsibilities this week. The Sarasota Police Department has 175 James Rieser became a detective lieutenant sworn officers and 44 civilians. %

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