SAVANNAH, GA (December 17, 2015): The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department held a Promotion Ceremony this afternoon as Chief of Police Joseph H. Lumpkin, Sr. promoted three lieutenants to the rank of captain.

Each new captain was selected for their character, competence and integrity. Combined they have 64 years of law enforcement experience in Savannah and Chatham County.

“It is a privilege to promote them,” Lumpkin said. “They have served this community for a number of years. These young men are ideal promotions at this point in time for the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department.”

Capt. Ashley Brown is a 21-year veteran; he was assigned to the Southside Precinct and commander of the Violent Crimes Task Force. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Armstrong State College and he’s a recent graduated of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Leadership in Police Organizations course. His new assignment is to command the Violent Crimes Task Force full time and lead all the department’s federal resources.

Capt. Robert Gavin is a 20 year veteran and is currently assigned as the commander of the Office of Professional Standards, Training Unit and Recruiting Unit. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from St. Leo University. He graduated from the United Kingdom Metropolitan Police Service Senior Investigative Officer Management Program and is a recent graduate of the IACP Leadership in Police Organizations course and Instructors course.

Capt. David Gay joined the agency 23 years ago. He was assigned to the Special Operations Division and commands the Special Events Office. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Armstrong State University and is also a graduate of the IACP Leadership in Police Organizations course and Instructors Course. Capt. Gay will fill a new role as the commander of Information and Technology for the SCMPD.

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