Mark Teunis Promoted to Police Captain; Lieutenant, Sergeant, and Corporal Also Announced
CLEARWATER - Clearwater Police Lieutenant Mark Teunis has been promoted to the rank of Police Captain. Captain M. Teunis will assume command of the Patrol Division, which includes all uniformed Patrol Officers and operations citywide. Clearwater Police Chief Sid Klein made the announcement during a staff meeting. "Captain Teunis brings strong leadership skills and experience to the very back bone of Clearwater Police Department's Patrol Division," said Klein.
Captain M. Teunis is a 25-year veteran with the Clearwater Police Department. Before his promotion, he served as a Lieutenant in the Criminal Investigations Division, overseeing Robbery/Homicide and Crimes Against Children and Families, as well as a Lieutenant in Patrol. Captain M. Teunis served on the Special Weapons & Tactics Team (SWAT), the Special Enforcement Unit (SEU), and has received several awards and commendations throughout his career.
Additional promotions and assignments were announced as well. Sergeant Terry Teunis was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, where he will assume command of the Office of Professional Standards (Internal Affairs). Lieutenant T. Teunis has over 26 years of law enforcement experience, including 17 years with CPD. He has supervisory experience as a Personnel Sergeant, Internal Affairs Sergeant, and Canine Sergeant.
Corporal Richard Nestor, a 12-year veteran of the Clearwater Police Department, was promoted to Sergeant in the Patrol Division. Sergeant Nestor has experience as a Field Training Officer, a Defensive Tactics and Firearm Instructor, and is a member of the Special Weapons & Tactics Team (SWAT).
Officer James Houck was assigned to Corporal in the Patrol Division.
All promotions and assignments take effect November 24, 2007.
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