Police Department names new captains


Police Department names new captains


Date: April 5, 2013
by: Kurt Schultheis | Managing Editor




Longboat Key Police Chief Pete Cumming appointed four of his officers to sergeant positions this week as part of a new reorganization structure the chief implemented last month.

Officers Chris Skinner, Robert Bourque, John Thomas, and Douglas Coffman received the highest accumulative scores and have been promoted to patrol sergeants, effective immediately.

In an email to the Longboat Key Town Commission Thursday, April 4, Town Manager Dave Bullock explained Cumming has reduced the number of captain positions from five to two and eliminated the master patrol officer positions.

“Overall this new organization approach places more officers on the street, is budget neutral and allows more opportunity for career advancement,” Bullock wrote.

Nine patrol officers participated in the promotional process and competed for the positions. The testing consisted of an oral board with 4 high-ranking guest panelists from surrounding law enforcement agencies and two internal police department members.

Contact Kurt Schultheis at kschultheis@yourobserver.com.


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Currently 2 Responses

  • 1.
  • Excellent work by our new Chief, giving more clarity to organization while maintaining revenue (cost) neutrality. Compliments are due Town Manager Bullock for appointing Pete Cumming to this role. We look forward to news of the license plate optical recognition system which will make LBK safer while perhaps cutting back through traffic using SR789.
  • John Wild
    Sat 6th Apr 2013
    at 9:22am
  • 2.
  • A lot more chiefs and no Indians.
  • Lee Pokoik
    Fri 5th Apr 2013
    at 9:05pm
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