Accreditation / Personnel

Lieutenant Matthew Coverdale supervises the Accreditation/Personnel Section.

He was promoted from sergeant to lieutenant on May 22, 2017. He was hired as a police officer on August 23, 2004 and promoted to sergeant on December 9, 2013. Among his assignments have been Uniform Patrol, Field Training Officer/Sergeant, Investigations, Vice and Narcotics, Community Oriented Policing Services, and SWAT.

Lieutenant Coverdale can be reached by telephone at 850-435-1961 or email Lieutenant Coverdale.

The Personnel Section is responsible for recruiting employee prospects. Once hired, the section utilizes various resources to properly educate new personnel and re-educate current employees.

Officer Heather Mallett, who coordinates the hiring process for the department, can be reached by telephone at 850-436-5429 or email Officer Mallett.



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