On December 17th 2010 the members of the DeFuniak Springs Police had an eventful day. It started with each one of them have their Agency issued vehicles recalibrated, and the in car radars recertified. This is to satisfy the state requirements and to reinsure that they are operating properly.
They then gathered at the City Marshal’s Office, at which time City Marshal, Chief Mark A Weeks open the Scheduled Semiannual Staff Meeting, by welcoming each one and wishing them a Happy and Safe Holiday. He went on to applaud them on their hard work in the 2010 year and what the goals were for the upcoming 2011 year as he provided each one with gifts of appreciation.
Chief Weeks wasn’t finished, as he handed out certificates to the recent promoted members. He started out by recognizing Lieutenant Tilman F. Mears (Special Operations Division Commander) for his achievements over the past few months, Sergeant Detective John D. Powers (Criminal Investigation Division) for his dedication and hard work, Detective Marshal J. Dees for his enthusiastic towards his new promotion to Detective. Last but not least was the new Patrol Sergeants. The new Sergeants are as following: Sergeant Philip J. Austin and Sergeant Chuwan Boros.
With everyone’s attention Chief Weeks kept the floor a little longer as he recognized the members of the Agency and a citizen from the community Mrs. Ellen Mayfield for the food and deserts they provide for this event.
In closing Chief Weeks announced once again the recent retirement of Officer Carol Skelton earlier this year and Captain Greg K. Gandy’s dedication to this agency and his announcement of retirement the last day of December 2010, which both were in attendance and received awards of appreciation as well.