FLAGLER COUNTY – Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly has announced the promotion of several members of the Flagler County Citizens on Patrol unit.
Gerald Dickens, James Bolling, Barry White, Pam Muller, and Tomme Mayne were all promoted to the rank of COP Commander. Mike Muller was promoted to COP Chief. These promotions were the result of COP Major Sonya Byrne’s retirement after 14 years of service to the community and C.O.P.’s.
Staly previously recognized COP Director Major Byrne as C.O.P. Director Emeritus.
“I cannot say enough about the positive impact our COP’s have in Flagler County,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “The future of the COP Unit looks bright and exciting. Congratulations from all of us at the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office and thank you for your dedicated service to the community.”
The C.O.P. Unit is composed of non-paid volunteers from the community and serve in various roles from Traffic Crash Investigation, Court Security, Crime Prevention, Citizen Observer Program and much more. In 2017 they provided more than 31,500 hours to the community. The C.O.P. program was started by former Sheriff Robert McCarthy.
For more information on volunteer opportunities with the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office and how to apply visit website http://www.flaglersheriff.com/join-fcso/volunteers or call Greg Feldman, 386-586- 4815 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.