April 6, 2010
Public Information Officer
Over his 15-year career with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, Charlie Brown’s supervisors have considered him a dependable role model at work and someone with exceptional motivational and leadership skills. Brown will be putting those leadership skills to good use as the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office’s newest lieutenant. Sheriff Ben Johnson promoted Brown Tuesday morning during a ceremony in Daytona Beach. Three first-line supervisors -- James Day, Jason Stickels and Tom Tatum -- also earned their sergeant’s stripes on Tuesday. “Earning a promotion takes a lot of hard work and dedication to the job,” Sheriff Johnson told the four in front of a large crowd of family, friends and co-workers. “You’ve worked hard for it and you’ve earned it.”
The 42-year-old Brown has worked in a variety of areas, including patrol, court services, civil and as a school resource deputy at Spruce Creek High School in Port Orange. Brown, who has a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Warner Southern College, has also has been active in the local Domestic Violence Advisory Committee and the Domestic Abuse Council. Brown began his new duties on March 20 as one of the agency’s two night-time law enforcement supervisors, or watch commanders. “It’s an honor and a pleasure to present you with your lieutenant’s badge,” Sheriff Johnson told Brown.
Meanwhile, the three new sergeants have a combined service of more than 26 years with the Sheriff’s Office. All three are undergoing an in-house training program for new sergeants before getting their permanent assignments. Day is 43-years-old and has worked in investigators, the career criminal unit and as a school resource deputy since 2001. Stickels is 28-years-old, started with the Sheriff’s Office in 2004 and is coming from an assignment in patrol. And the 41-year-old Tatum started with the Sheriff’s Office in 1998 and has worked in patrol, court services, the traffic unit and investigations. His most recent assignment was as a homicide investigator in the Sheriff’s Office’s Major Case Unit.
Administrative offices: West Volusia 386-736-5961 Daytona Beach 386-254-4689 New Smyrna Beach 386-423-3352
Non-emergency dispatch numbers: DeLand 386-943-8276 Daytona Beach 386-239-8276 New Smyrna Beach 386-409-8276 Osteen 407-323-0151