Gov. Rick Scott Reappoints Satellite Beach Police Chief Jeff Pearson To Criminal Justice Commission
By Space Coast Daily // September 3, 2018
Pearson has been employed with the Satellite Beach Police Department since 1987
BREVARD COUNTY • SATELLITE BEACH, FLORIDA – Florida Governor Rick Scott has reappointed Satellite Beach Police Chief Jeff Pearson to the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission for a term beginning August 23, 2018, and ending August 1, 2022.
The Criminal Justice Standards & Training Commission is an independent policy-making body that ensures that Florida’s citizens are served by a qualified, well trained, competent, and ethical law enforcement community.
Primary responsibilities of the Commission include establishing uniform minimum standards for the employment and training of full-time, part-time, and auxiliary law enforcement, and correctional and correctional probation officers; and establishing and maintain officer training programs, curricula requirements, and certification of training schools and training school instructors.
Among the 19-member commission are chiefs of police, sheriffs, law enforcement officers, county correctional institution officers and the attorney general.
Pearson has been employed with the Satellite Beach Police Department since 1987 and was promoted to Chief in 2011.
He started as a dispatch trainee and was hired as a full-time dispatcher in March 1987. In 1988 he worked as the midnight shift dispatcher while attending the police academy during the day. In April 1989, he was hired as a full-time police officer.
In 1990 he was transferred to detective division and in 1993 Pearson was promoted to corporal and assigned to road patrol. In 1994 he was promoted to sergeant. In 2002, he was promoted to the position of staff sergeant.
In January of 2005, Pearson was promoted to Investigations Commander and responsible for the detective division, communications and the school resource officers.
In October of 2008, he was promoted to the position of Deputy Chief where he was responsible for the Field Training Officer Program, Motorcycle Unit, Selective Traffic Enforcement Unit, and the DUI enforcement program, Budgeting, Evidence and Records.
Pearson is a graduate of Satellite High School, Brevard Community College and the University of Central Florida.
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