teamHCSO celebrates newly promoted employees and those promoted in 2020

WHERE: Riverhills Church of God, 6310 E Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33617
WHAT: The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is proud to celebrate 105 promotions, including several on its command staff.
Sheriff Chad Chronister and Chief Deputy Donna Lusczynski will recognize the hardworking men and women on Thursday, April 8, 2021. The promotions will be recognized in two ceremonies, one at 9 a.m. and the second at 2 p.m.
“These individuals have decades of experience and proven leadership capabilities,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “Their promotions make us a stronger agency and better equipped to serve and protect the residents of Hillsborough County.”
During the first ceremony, HCSO will celebrate employees who were promoted in 2020, but could not be recognized publically due to COVID-19. This group of 72 employees includes several who were promoted to HCSO’s command staff, including three promotions to the rank of Colonel. Colonel Melissa Moore is the first Black woman to ever hold this position at HCSO. Thomas St. John and Robert Ura were also promoted to the rank of Colonel last year.
The second ceremony will recognize 34 employees who will officially step into their new roles on April 19, 2021. There are five newly promoted Lieutenants, 13 Sergeants, and 16 Corporals.
Any media wishing to attend either ceremony is asked to RSVP to Please indicate which ceremony you will be attending. Face coverings will be required.