Sheriff Grady Judd is pleased to announce several promotions agency-wide. These positions were created as a result of several retirements throughout the agency, most notable of whose is Chief of Staff Gary Hester, who is retiring after an illustrious 31-year career with PCSO and who has been selected as the new Police Chief of the Winter Haven Police Department.
The following members will be promoted during a promotion ceremony at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, July 30, 2010, at the Sheriff's Operations Center, 1891 Jim Keene Blvd. in Winter Haven:
Deputy Sheriffs Matthew Beebe, Larry Davis, Theresa Edmiston, and Ian Rylott will be promoted to the ranks of Law Enforcement Sergeants;
Law Enforcement Sergeants Julio Lima and Mary Martin will be promoted to the ranks of Law Enforcement Lieutenants;
Law Enforcement Lieutenant Bill Mann will be promoted to the rank of Law Enforcement Captain;
Detention Deputy Marco Avila will be promoted to the rank of Detention Sergeant;
Detention Sergeant James Nabors will be promoted to the rank of Detention Lieutenant;
Detention Lieutenant Craig Burke will be promoted to the rank of Detention Captain;
Detention Captain Mike Allen will be promoted to the rank of Detention Major;
Detention Major Bryant Grant will be promoted to the rank of Chief of the Department of Detention;
Chief of the Department of Detention Steve Lester will be promoted to Chief of Staff, taking Chief Gary Hester’s vacant position.
The public and the media will be invited to attend. Photo and video opportunities will be made available.