After one day in office, Police Chief Larry W. Tolliver shifted eight supervisors throughout the department, putting new men in charge of offices that report directly to him and creating a new position in his own office.
The changes went into effect yesterday.
"I don't think it's out of the ordinary for a new chief to bring his own team on board," said Lt. Mark Morgan, who had just begun his new position as adjutant. "This is just the people he would like to have in these positions."
Capt. Michael Fitzgibbons, former commander of the Eastern District, fills the newly created position of special assistant to the chief and will head the chief's transition team, Morgan said.
Capt. Gordon Deans, who was promoted last week during the ceremony at which County Executive John G. Gary tapped Tolliver, replaced Fitzgibbons.
Capt. Dale Irwin, former commander of Southern District, now pTC heads the Criminal Investigation Division, a position left vacant when Capt. Mary Williams retired in December.
Capt. Harry Collier, who supervised the Special Operations Division, replaced Irwin at the Southern District. There are no plans to replace Collier, Morgan said, because the chief felt it was more important to have captains at the district level.
Lt. David Pressley, who worked under Collier, will remain as a supervisor.
Morgan replaced Lt. William Rothenbecker as the chief's adjutant, with responsibility for helping the chief with administrative duties. Rothenbecker was reassigned as a platoon commander at the Eastern District.
Sgt. William King replaced Sgt. Keith Williams as a supervisor of the Intelligence Division, which reports directly to the chief, keeping him abreast of criminal activity. Williams is now a shift supervisor in the Western District.
Pub Date: 2/05/97