Palm Bay Police Promotes Tim Lancaster to Commander, Will Now Lead Department’s Patrol Division
By Space Coast Daily // June 24, 2021
joined the Palm Bay Police Department in 1995
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – The Palm Bay Police Department has promoted 26-year veteran Tim Lancaster to the rank of Commander and will now lead the department’s patrol division.
Commander Lancaster joined the Palm Bay Police Department in April of 1995, and has served in numerous positions including patrol officer, field training officer and neighborhood policing officer.
In 2002, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant, and in this role, he served in patrol, the Special Investigations Unit and Youth Services Unit.
In 2011, he was promoted to Lieutenant serving in patrol, support services, and most recently, in the Investigations Division. He also serves in the Underwater Recovery Team.
Commander Lancaster earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Baker University and a Master of Business Administration concentrating in finance and marketing from Mount St. Mary’s University.
He is also a graduate of the Southern Police Institute Command Officer’s Development Course, 42nd Session.
Commander Lancaster currently serves as the elected chairperson of the Palm Bay Police and Fire Pension Fund Board, of which he has been a member for over 11 years.
He served more than 15 years as a member of the executive board for the Palm Bay Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #111 responsible for contract negotiations.
“Please join us in congratulating Commander Lancaster on this great achievement,” said Palm Bay Police Chief Nelson Moya.
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