New hires and promotions

(DeLand, FL) - Police Chief Jason Umberger recently announced some new hires as well as some well-deserved promotions.

Alexis Zapien, Kohl Sanchez, Glen Fannin and Dante Leary were all recently hired with the department. We are excited to have them as a part of our force and look forward to the great work they will do. 

Police Chief Jason Umberger introduced our new officers to the community at the May 6 City Commission meeting.

Chief Umberger also announced three promotions at the police department:

  • Richard Cody was promoted to the rank of Sergeant of the D-Squad 2nd Platoon. He has been with the PD for nearly 11 years and is a member of the K-9 Unit with his partner, Daro.
  • Julian Rioz was promoted to the rank of Corporal of the D-Squad 2nd Platoon. Rioz is a 6-year veteran of the force and currently serves with the motors unit.
  • Chalen Godwin was promoted to the rank of Corporal of the A-Squad 1st Platoon. He has been with the PD for nearly 20 years and serves on the K-9 Unit alongside his partner, Lancelot.

 

 Chief Umberger announced the promotions of Richard Cody, Chalen Godwin and Julian Rioz.