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For Immediate Release
8-APR-2019
On Friday, April 5, 2019, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon M. Belmar announced the promotions of Sergeant Brian Schellman to the rank of Lieutenant, and Police Officers Matthew Taylor, Gina Poncin, Lisa Garcia, Kristopher Weston, and Benjamin Granda to the rank of Sergeant.
Lieutenant Brian Schellman joined the Department in 2003 and is currently assigned to the Tactical Operations Unit. Lieutenant Schellman has previously served in the South County Precinct, the Affton Southwest Precinct, the Intelligence Unit, and the Public Information Office. Lieutenant Schellman earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Fontbonne University.
Sergeant Matthew Taylor joined the Department in 2005 and is currently assigned to the Intelligence Unit. Sergeant Taylor has previously served in the West County Precinct, the Affton Southwest Precinct, and the Tactical Operations Unit. Sergeant Taylor earned his Associate’s Degree from St. Louis Community College.
Sergeant Gina Poncin joined the Department in 2005 and is currently assigned to the St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy. Sergeant Poncin previously served in the West County Precinct and the Bureau of Communications. Sergeant Poncin earned her Associate’s Degree from St. Louis Community College.
Sergeant Lisa Garcia joined the Department in 2008 and is currently assigned to the Intelligence Unit. Sergeant Garcia previously served in the North County Precinct and the City of Jennings Precinct. She also serves in the United States Army. Sergeant Garcia earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Cyber Security from Lindenwood University.
Sergeant Kristopher Weston joined the Department in 2011 with prior military experience and is currently assigned to the Bureau of Drug Enforcement. Sergeant Weston previously served in the North County Precinct. Sergeant Weston earned his Associate’s Degree in Marketing from Southwestern Illinois College.
Sergeant Benjamin Granda joined the Department in 2011 and is currently assigned to the Public Information Office. Sergeant Granda previously served in the City of Jennings Precinct and the Bureau of Crimes Against Persons. Sergeant Granda earned his Master’s Degree in Management and Leadership from Webster University and Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Southeast Missouri State University.
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