SAVANNAH, GA (Dec. 15, 2017) – The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department honored dozens of officers and staff members at its Years of Service ceremony on Friday, Dec. 15.

The 61 men and women honored represented nearly every facet of the police department including patrol officers, investigators, communications officers, special operations personnel, administrative assistants and much more. The ceremony took place at the SCMPD’s Professional Development Center at 3401 Edwin Street.

Assistant Chief of Police Robert Gavin praised the officers and employees for their dedication to the citizens of this community saying, “Please know that your deeds do not go unrecognized, and we will continue to strive to make this department a premiere place to work. ”

Two employees celebrated 35 years of service, three have reached their 30-year milestone, five celebrated 25 years of service, three celebrated 20 years of service, five have reached their 15-year milestone, 17 employees celebrated 10 years or service and 26 employees were recognized for five years of service.

The following employees were honored:

Thirty-Five Years

Lt. Gregory Ramsey

SCpl. Maurice Collins


Thirty Years

Capt. Joy Gellatly

Lt. Tambra Shoop

Ms. Laverne Lexie


Twenty-five Years

Major DeVonn Adams

Sgt. Robert Kendrick

Sgt. Robert Larry

Sgt. Sean Wilson

Cpl. James Coleman


Twenty Years

Sgt. Mark Fletcher

SCpl. Steven Snyder

APO Lennie Reolegio


Fifteen Years

Sgt. Gary Coleman

Sgt. Christopher Hewett

Sgt. Shinita Young

Cpl. Shana Brown

Cpl. Tony Edwards


Ten Years

Sgt. Phillip Collard

Sgt. Dana Purvis

Sgt. Eric Smith

Cpl. Sergio Ahuyon

Cpl. Scott Bill

Cpl. Norman Harvey

Cpl. Jeremy Johnson

Cpl. Christopher Karsznia

Cpl. Barry Lewis

Cpl. Raymond Mercer

Cpl. Marcus Paige

Cpl. Patrick Pittman

Cpl. Ryan Smith

APO William Chatham

Ms. Adrianne Cain

Mr. Robert Fisher

Ms. Toinette Stephens


Five Years

Cpl. Sherrell Brown

Cpl. Daniel Kang

Cpl. Anaiyah Keller

Cpl. Ryan McElaney

Cpl. Richard Saxon

Cpl. Brian Smith

APO Isaiah Davis

APO Brittany Dobbs

APO Tony Farmer

APO Aaron Fox

APO David Gratton

APO John Patrick Holden

APO Joshua Holz

APO Lyndsey Lyon

APO Justin Miller

APO Ronald Neslein

APO Matthew Rich

APO Diandra Sabb

APO Javarin Sapp

APO Shenandoah Holden

Ms. Quenesta Devoe

Ms. Leah Golden

Ms. Brittany Jones

Ms. Sala Menaya-Merritt

Ms. Cynthia Posey

Ms. Karen Williams