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Posted on: May 12, 2017

Eight supervisor promotions announced at PPD

Eight supervisor promotions

     Pensacola Police Chief Tommi Lyter has announced the newest members of the department’s leadership team.

     - Kevin Christman has been promoted from lieutenant to captain. Christman was hired as a cadet on October 6, 1997. He was promoted to police officer on April 19, 1999, to sergeant on February 20, 2012 and to lieutenant on August 3, 2015. Among his assignments have been Uniform Patrol, field training officer, K-9 handler, Vice & Narcotics, Investigations, and SWAT commander.
     - Kristin Brown has been promoted from lieutenant to captain. Brown was hired as a cadet on January 29, 1996. She was promoted to police officer on June 30, 1997, to sergeant on April 10, 2006, and to lieutenant on August 3, 2015. Among her assignments have been Uniform Patrol, field training officer, TAC, Vice & Narcotics, Crisis Negotiation Team, and Investigations.
     - John Austin has been promoted from sergeant to lieutenant. Austin was hired as a police officer on September 4, 1995 and promoted to sergeant on May 9, 2005. Among his assignments have been Uniform Patrol, field training officer, TAC, Vice & Narcotics, Investigations, Training and Personnel, Pensacola International Airport, and SWAT commander.
     - Matthew Coverdale has been promoted from sergeant to lieutenant. Coverdale was hired as a police officer on August 23, 2004 and promoted to sergeant on December 9, 2013. Among his assignments have been Uniform Patrol, field training officer/sergeant, Investigations, Vice & Narcotics, Community Oriented Policing Services, and SWAT.
     - James Reese has been promoted from sergeant to lieutenant. Reese was hired as a cadet on December 20, 1999, promoted to police officer on May 17, 2001 and to sergeant on September 30, 2013. Among his assignments have been Uniform Patrol, field training officer/sergeant, Investigations, Neighborhood Services, and Honor Guard/officer-in-charge.
     - Maria Landy has been promoted from officer to sergeant. She was hired as a cadet on July 1, 1996 and promoted to officer on August 26, 1996. Among her assignments have been Uniform Patrol, field training officer, Investigations, Vice & Narcotics, Neighborhood Policing, Crisis Negotiation Team, and Pensacola International Airport.
     - David Hausner has been promoted from officer to sergeant. He was hired as a police officer on June 5, 2000. Among his assignments have been Uniform Patrol, field training officer, K-9 handler, Vice & Narcotics, Investigations, and SWAT.
     - Dylan Stackpole has been promoted from officer to sergeant. He was hired as a police officer on April 24, 2004. Among his assignments have been Uniform Patrol, field training officer, Investigations, and SWAT.

    The promotions will take effect May 22.

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