SAVANNAH, GA (July 14, 2016): The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department held a Promotion Ceremony this afternoon as Chief of Police Joseph H. Lumpkin, Sr. promoted three officers.

Chief Lumpkin promoted one lieutenant to the rank of captain and promoted two sergeants to the rank of lieutenant. Each promoted officer was selected for his/her character, competence and integrity. Combined they have nearly 80 years of law enforcement experience in Savannah and Chatham County.

Capt. Joy Gellatly is a 29-year veteran; she is now the Commander of the Downtown Precinct. Capt. Gellatly is a recent graduate of the FBI National Academy 264th Session and she’s a 2015 graduate of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Leadership in Police Organizations course and instructor’s course.

Lt. Darold Holmes is a 17-year veteran and is currently assigned as a watch commander in the Downtown Precinct. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and Master Degree in Business Administration from Saint Leo University. Lt. Holmes is a recent graduate of the IACP Leadership in Police Organizations course.

Lt. Joseph Wright joined the agency 33 years ago. He will be assigned to the West Chatham Precinct as a watch commander. He previously was assigned to the Office of Professional Standards. Lt. Wright is a 2015 graduate of the IACP Leadership in Police Organizations course.