SAVANNAH, Ga. – Hundreds gathered at SCAD’s Trustees Theater Friday morning as the Savannah Chatham Metro Police Department held a Badge Pinning, Promotion, and Awards Ceremony.
Nine women and 24 men graduated from SCMPD’s Patrol School after completing an eight week training course that followed an 11 week course at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.
Twelve officers were promoted to the rank of sergeant, and eight members of the local community were recognized with the Civilian Award of Commendation for their services.
“These individuals went above and beyond what we ask of our citizens and their bravery helped make this city safer,” said Chief Lumpkin. “We are proud to have them in our community and we are grateful to know they have our back.”
List of new officers
Douvens Alouidor, Megan Altizer, Mohamad Azimi, Darren Bradshaw, Kayshara Carter, Laura Conley, Anthony DeMaio, Melanie DuBose, Spencer Gray, John Gwinn, Brittany Harrell, Jacob Hesting, Dorothy Holt, Justin Jones, John Keel, Derek Korte, Shane LaFord, Jason Lloyd, Nicholas Marlow, Tori May, Philip McGimsey, Sonja Northcutt, Carolyn Osborne, Robert Rodriguez, Bryant Sims, Dorian Smith, Witzer Sylla, John Tokos, Luke Ugolik, Timothy Valmont, Mark Whittaker, Patrick Wilton and Jarrett Wolfe.
List of new sergeants
Andrew Arnsdorff, Susan Fandrich, Bryan Gerber, Bryony Harris, Samuel Hunt, Roger Mydell, Jason Pagliaro, Charlie Pugh, Jonathan Puhala, Eric Smith, Roshi Smith and Samantha Stephens.
Civillian Award recipients
On July 2nd, Bill Gillespie, Ruel Joyner, Maynard Peloke, and Richard Preston restrained a verbally and physically aggressive man at a downtown coffee shop until police officers arrived.
On July 10, 2016 Syed Zaydi and Dennis Brown chased down a violent man who grabbed a woman’s purse and stabbed a witness. Craig Hornick and John Dorsey rendered aid to the stabbing victim until EMS arrived.