Pensacola Police Chief David Alexander III has announced badge pinnings for the department’s three newest supervisors.
Sergeant Stephen Bauer has been promoted to lieutenant. Bauer was hired as a police officer on June 5, 1995 and promoted to sergeant on July 26, 2004. Among his assignments have been Uniform Patrol, Vice & Narcotics, Investigations, field training sergeant, SWAT, sergeant over training and school resource officers, officer-in-charge of the DUI Squad, Community Oriented Policing Services officer, and assigned to the U.S. Marshal’s and U.S. Customs “Blue Lightning” task forces. Bauer has been assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division since January 4, 2016.
Officer Jamie Briarton has been promoted to sergeant. Briarton was hired as a cadet on February 10, 1997 and promoted to police officer on May 18, 1998. Among his assignments have been Uniform Patrol and Traffic. Since July 25, 2011, he has been one of the department’s traffic homicide investigators. He also has served as officer-in-charge of the Traffic Unit since March 3, 2014.
Detective Amy Parsons has been promoted to sergeant. Parsons was hired as an officer on November 21, 2005. Among her assignments have been Uniform Patrol, School Resource Officer, Community Oriented Policing Services officer, Investigations, and Gun Crime Response Team.
The promotions take effect January 30. All of the officers will be assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division.
The formal badge pinning is scheduled for 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, in the department’s training room.