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Sheriff Andrews Promotes Eleven Deputies

Post Date:06/29/2012

 

 
 

NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Dep. Paul Sherwin
Public Information Officer
Desk: 919-560-0871
Cell: 919-886-5516
pmsherwin@durhamsheriff.org

SHERIFF ANDREWS PROMOTES ELEVEN DEPUTIES

Durham, N.C., June 29, 2012—Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews is pleased to announce the promotion of 11 deputies, effective July 9.

  • Lt. Don Baker is being promoted to captain and will serve as the commander of the Sheriff’s Civil Division. Baker has worked at the Sheriff’s Office for 18 years and has been previously assigned to transportation, patrol, and training. He is also a certified master diver on the Sheriff’s Search and Recovery Team and a master sergeant in the North Carolina National Guard.
  • Lt. Will Oakley is being promoted to captain and will serve as the commander of Durham County Animal Services. Oakley has worked at the Sheriff’s Office for 19 years and has been previously assigned to patrol, Durham Public Schools security liaison, and community services. He is also a 2010 graduate of the FBI National Academy.
  • Sgt. Kim Lane is being promoted to lieutenant and will continue to service in the Sheriff’s Civil Division. Lane has worked at the Sheriff’s Office for 16 years and has been previously assigned to patrol, court security, domestic violence, and the Sheriff’s Anti-Crime and Narcotics unit. She was also the 2011 Officer of the Year and recently became the Sheriff’s Office CALEA accreditation manager.
  • Sgt. Brendan Hartigan is being promoted to lieutenant and will serve in the Sheriff’s Office Animal Services division. Hartigan has worked at the Sheriff’s Office for 13 years and has been previously assigned to patrol, court security, school resource officer, SCOPE, and warrant squad. He is also a member of the Sheriff’s Hazardous Devices Unit and a U.S. Army veteran.
  • Sgt. John Pinner is being promoted to lieutenant and will serve as the commander of a patrol squad. Pinner has worked at the Sheriff’s Office for 13 years and has been previously assigned to the Sheriff’s Anti-Crime and Narcotics Unit. He is also a member of the Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team and holds a bachelor degree from the University of South Carolina.
  • Cpl. Tom Mellown is being promoted to sergeant and will serve in the civil division. Mellown has worked at the Sheriff’s Office for 15 years and has been previously assigned to patrol, investigations, and the Sheriff’s Anti-Crime and Narcotics unit. He is also a Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team medic and a force protection team leader for the North Carolina State Medical Assistance Team.Cpl. David LaBarre is being promoted to sergeant and will serve in the patrol division. LaBarre has worked at the Sheriff’s Office for nine years and has been previously assigned to court security, Sheriff’s Anti-Crime and Narcotics, patrol and civil. He is also a FBI-certified hazardous device technician and member of the Sheriff’s Hazardous Devices Unit.
  • Cpl. Morial Whitaker is being promoted to sergeant and will serve in the patrol division. Whitaker has worked at the Sheriff’s Office for 13 years and has been previously assigned to community services, patrol, gang enforcement, and the Sheriff’s Anti-Crime and Narcotics unit. He is also a FBI-certified hazardous device technician and member of the Sheriff’s Hazardous Devices unit.
  • Dep. Len Roberts is being promoted to corporal and will continue to serve in the criminal investigations division. Roberts has worked at the Sheriff’s Office for nine years and has been previously assigned to court security, civil and patrol. He is also a certified diver and member of the Sheriff’s Search and Recovery team.
  • Dep. Tracey Meier is being promoted to corporal and will serve in the civil division. Meier has worked at the Sheriff’s Office for 16 years and has been previously assigned to truancy, sex offender registration, and the Sheriff’s Anti-Crime and Narcotics unit. She also holds a master’s degree in criminal justice from North Carolina Central University.
  • Dep. Alex Champagne is being promoted to corporal and will remain on the Sheriff’s Anti-Crime and Narcotics unit. Champagne has worked at the Sheriff’s Office for nine years and has been previously assigned to patrol. He is also a member of the Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team and a U.S. Marines veteran.
Durham County Sheriff Office, Judicial Building, 201 East Main Street, 1st Floor, P.O. Box 170
Durham, NC 27701, (919) 560-0897
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