Tallahassee Police Chief Lawrence Revell Names Three New Deputy Chiefs – Tallahassee Reports


Final week, Tallahassee Police Chief Lawrence Revell named three new deputy chiefs after reviewing inside and exterior functions for the positions. In keeping with a Tallahassee Police Division press launch from January 15, Revell selected Jason Laursen, Tonja Bryant-Smith, and Maurice Holmes.

Jason Laursen

In keeping with the press launch, Jason Laursen has lived in Tallahassee since 1993, and he graduated from Tallahassee Group School and Florida State College. He has labored for TPD since 1998, filling roles within the Patrol Division, Vice and Narcotics, the Tactical Staff, and extra.

He has additionally commanded the Patrol, Prison Investigations, and Excessive-Threat Offenders Bureaus, and he’s a graduate of the FBI Nationwide Academy, in response to the press launch.

Tonja Bryant-Smith, one other incoming deputy chief, additionally lives in Tallahassee and graduated from FSU. After working for TPD for 11 years, she went on to work for the Florida Division of Legislation Enforcement for 17 years.

Tonja Bryant-Smith

The press launch famous that, “Throughout her time at FLDE, she was a Narcotics Agent, an Inspector within the Workplace of Govt Investigations (Skilled Requirements Unit), and a Particular Agent Supervisor over the Organized Crime Squad, the Public Integrity/Financial Squad, and the Counterterrorism Squad.”

Bryant-Smith additionally serves because the President of the North Florida Chapter of the Nationwide Group of Black Legislation Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)  and has coordinated many applications with the group.

Maurice Holmes

The third new deputy chief, Maurice Holmes, was born in Tallahassee and graduated from Thomas College. In 2019, he earned a grasp’s diploma in Public Security Administration from the Georgia Legislation Enforcement Command School at Columbus State College.

In keeping with the press launch, Holmes has labored in regulation enforcement for 25 years, and he presently serves as a captain on the Thomasville Police Division. Holmes can be a United States Military veteran, Commander of the Group Relations Division, and a Deacon of Disciples of Jesus Ministries in Thomasville.

The positions will take impact on February 1, and the three new deputy chiefs might be sworn in on February 3.

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