Five members of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Command Staff receive promotions

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The Harford County Sheriff’s Office sent along the following press releasing announcing its command staff promotions. Major Douglas Verzi of the Investigative Services Bureau, Major Christina Presberry of the Police Services Bureau, Major Michael Capasso of the Correctional Services Bureau, Captain Duane Williams, Special Investigations Division and Captain H. Michael Gullion, Harford County Detention Center Operations all received promotions. See the details below:

Harford County Sheriff's Office
MEDIA RELEASE
February 8, 2011
For Immediate Release:
Harford County Sheriff’s Office

Office of Media & Public Relations
Monica Worrell 410-836-5403
Media Release

HarfordCountySheriff’s Office Announces Command Staff Promotions

(Harford County MD February 8, 2011) Harford County Sheriff L. Jesse Bane is pleased to announce a series of Command Staff promotions – three Majors and two Captains.   The three commanders promoted to the rank of Major are Douglas Verzi, Christina Presberry and Michael Capasso.  The two commanders promoted to the rank of Captain are Duane Williams and H. Michael Gullion.  In addition to the five promotions, several commanders were transitioned to new command assignments matching leadership talents with agency priorities.

“Today’s promotions are a result of the individuals’ ability to think strategically, the respect they have earned from their peers, citizens and colleagues, as well as their significant contributions to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office,” stated Sheriff L. Jesse Bane. “Their promotions and the assignments of my Command Staff members play a critical role in leading the Harford County Sheriff’s Office into the future.”

Majors Verzi, Presberry and Capasso join Major Dale Stonesifer and Colonel Gregory Carlevaro as Bane’s top commanders.

Majors Promotions

Major Douglas Verzi – Investigative Services Bureau. Major Douglas Verzi Previously a Captain in the Police Services Bureau assigned to the Northern Precinct, in his new role, Major Verzi will be responsible for two divisions and manage over fifty Agency members.  His responsibilities include the Criminal Investigations Division that includes the Major Case Unit, Property Crimes Unit, Megan’s Law Unit, Computer Forensics, Evidence Collection, Victim Services, White Collar Crimes Unit, Auto Theft Unit and detectives assigned to the Harford County Child Advocacy Center (CAC); and the Special Investigations Division, that encompasses the Harford County Task Force, Criminal Intelligence Unit and the Homeland Defense Unit.   Major Verzi has been a member of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office for over 31 years.

Major Christina Presberry – Police Services Bureau. Previously a Lieutenant in theMajor Christina PresberryPolice Services Bureau assigned to Special Operations, in her new role, Major Presberry’s responsibilities are carved into two precincts and the Patrol Special Operations Division. She will manage over 195 agency members. Her responsibilities include the Northern Precinct located in Jarrettsville, MD; the Southern Precinct located in Edgewood, MD; and the Patrol Special Operations Division.  The Patrol Special Operations Division is comprised of the Community Action Response Team (CART), Community Policing Unit, Gang Suppression Unit, Traffic Unit, Violent Street Crimes Unit, and K9 Unit, as well as a number of secondary assignment teams such as, Special Response Team (SRT), Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT), SCUBA Team and Honor Guard.    Major Presberry has been a member of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office for over 26 years.

Major Michael Capasso – Correctional Services Bureau. Previously a Captain in the Major Michael CappasoCorrectional Services Bureau assigned to the Operations Division, in his new role as Assistant Warden, his primary objective will include the care, custody and control of inmates housed at the Harford County Detention Center.  Managing a staff of over 150 agency members, he will oversee the Operations Division and Administrative Services Division which includes the Interagency Processing Center (IPC), Security Operations, Correctional Response Team, the Gang Intel Unit, inmate support services and all administrative services to include Accounting, Standards, Classification, Commissary, Work Release, Food Services, Transportation and Facility maintenance.    Major Capasso has been a member of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office for over 24 years.

Captains Promotions

Captain Duane Williams, Special Investigations Division.  Previously a Lieutenant assigned to the Northern Precinct, Captain Williams will be responsible for the Special Investigations Division consisting of three distinct but intertwining units to include the Harford County Task Force, Criminal Intelligence and the Homeland Defense Unit.  Captain Williams has been a member of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office for over 20 years.

Captain H. Michael Gullion, Harford County Detention Center Operations.  Previously a Lieutenant assigned as Shift Watch Commander, Captain Gullion will be responsible for the Interagency Processing Center (IPC), Security Operations, Correctional Response Team and the Gang Intel Unit.  Captain Gullion has been a member of the Harford County Detention Center for over 17 years.

Harford County Sheriff’s Office Command Staff

Chief Deputy Colonel Gregory Carlevaro
Warden Elwood Dehaven
Services and Support Bureau Major Dale Stonesifer
Investigative Services Bureau Major Doug Verzi
Police Services Bureau Major Christina Presberry
Correctional Services Bureau Major Michael Capasso
Administrative Services Division Captain Daniel Galbraith
Court Services Division Captain John Bakie
Criminal Investigations Division Captain Joe Mina
HCDC – Security Operations Captain H Michael Gullion
HCDC – Administrative Services Captain Tanya Jackson
Northern Precinct Commander Captain Keith Warner
Patrol Special Operations Division Captain John Bowman
Southern Precinct Commander Captain Christopher Swain
Special Investigations Division Captain Duane Williams
Youth Services Division Captain Stephen Thomas
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