On Friday, August 23, 2013 at Tampa Police Department headquarters located at 411 N. Franklin Street in Tampa, Fla., 23 Tampa police officers were promoted by police administration. Among the 23 promoted, the ranks/assignments ranged from police corporal/detective to police major in the hierarchy of the department’s paramilitary-oriented structure.
With a contingency of 1100-plus police officers serving a Tampa resident population of approximately 347,645, and millions more annually in vacation guests, these police officers assume greater responsibility.
Those promoted to the rank of detective will assume a vast caseload of criminal investigations to see to fruition: Closure.
The non-detective ranking police officers who were promoted will continue to don the Tampa police uniform (corporals and sergeants) and be responsible for squad supervision, personnel and equipment logistics, and ensuring investigations and reports sent to the detective’s unit will be assuredly thorough and according to agency policy.
Those promoted to a mid-level rank, such as lieutenants and captains, are charged with ensuring street-level supervisors are adequately equipped and any logistical issues are brought to upper echelon command staff. Each link in the chain is imperatively co-dependent upon the other, not only with paramount respect given to “officer safety” recognition, but also in terms of meeting the public’s needs.
As corporal and sergeant stripes are sewn upon police uniform sleeves, as accompanying silver or gold emblems/pins are affixed to uniform collars, and appropriate designations of rank are clearly denoted on respective badges, 23 newly-promoted police officers in Tampa gear up for more challenges.
To this group of police officers, who have been deemed adequately seasoned and properly experienced to assume a greater role among the agency’s contingency, embark on more vastly responsible endeavors. To each of the family’s among this promoted group, you are mutually inclusive in deserved recognition extended in reflection of these milestones and achievements.
With this latest advent among the Tampa police ranks comes newer links in the chain of command to further solidify and assuredly deliver agency objectives..
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