Lieutenant Michael Bandish
Public Information Officer
Lieutenant Michael Bandish began his career at the Palm Bay Police Department in 1989. Currently, he holds the position of Public Information Officer which is within the Special Operations Unit. He ensures that timely and accurate information is decimated to the Palm Bay community. His demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with others allows the department to work with and across multi-jurisdictional agencies. He is also the City of Palm Bay Emergency Management Coordinator and the Palm Bay Special Events Coordinator.
Lieutenant Bandish has earned multiple Distinguished Service Cross Awards, Meritorious Service Awards, Commendations, Citations, and Recognitions.
Lieutenant Bandish earned his A.S. degree from Erie County Community College and an A.A. degree from Eastern Florida State College.
Lieutenant Steve Bland
Uniform Services Division Days B
Lieutenant Steve Bland is native to Brevard County. He began his career with the Palm Bay Police Department in 1996. He is currently assigned to the Uniform Services Division as a Watch Commander. He has served as a member of the SWAT team, SWAT Commander, Patrol Officer/Sergeant, Field Training, Special Investigations, Gang Investigator, Undercover Narcotics Detective, Youth Services, and Criminal Investigations.
Lieutenant Bland is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He graduated from the Certified Public Manager Program at Florida State University, Florida A&M University, and Lively Law Enforcement Academy.
Lieutenant Lance Fisher
Special Operations Division
Lieutenant Lance Fisher is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He began his career in Law Enforcement in 1999 when he joined the Rocky Mount Police Department in North Carolina. He joined the Palm Bay Police Department in 2004 but had a break in service to go to Afghanistan where he was assigned to a police training facility. Since his return in 2007 he has served in the following positions: Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, member of the Crime Suppression Unit, Patrol Supervisor, Crime Suppression Supervisor, Special Operations Supervisor, and Patrol Watch Commander. Currently, he serves as the Special Operations Division Lieutenant where he oversees General Crimes Unit, Special Investigations Unit, School Resources Officers, and the Youth Service Unit.
Lieutenant Fisher earned his associate degree in Criminal Justice from Nash County Community College and his bachelor’s degree from North Carolina Wesleyan College.
Lieutenant Chris Imel
Uniform Services Division Nights A
Lieutenant Chris Imel began his career at the Palm Bay Police Department in 1999. He did however work for the department as a police dispatcher in 1995 until he decided to attend the police academy in 1997. Currently, he is assigned to the Uniform Services Division as a Watch Commander. He has served as a Patrol Officer, K-9 Officer, Field Training Officer, Honor Guard Member, Dive Team Member, Corporal, Accreditation Officer, General Crimes Detective, Sergeant, Lead Assessor, Accreditation Manager, Emergency Manager, Special Victims Unit, and Sexual Offender Manager.
Lieutenant Imel is obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Administration from Barry University.
Lieutenant Tim Lancaster
Uniform Services Division Days A
Lieutenant Tim Lancaster joined the Palm Bay Police Department in April 1995. During this time has served in numerous positions including: Field Training Officer, Neighborhood Policing Officer, Underwater Recovery Team (URT) Member/Commander, Patrol Sergeant, Special Investigations Sergeant, Youth Services Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant, Support Services Lieutenant, and Traffic Unit Supervisor.
Lieutenant Lancaster earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Baker University and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) concentrating in Finance and Marketing from Mount St. Mary’s University. Lieutenant Lancaster is also a graduate of the Southern Police Institute Command Officer’s Development course, 42nd Session.
Lieutenant Lancaster currently serves as the elected Chairman of the Palm Bay Police and Fire Pension Fund Board, of which he has been a member of for over 11 years. Lieutenant Lancaster is also the currently elected Lieutenants Representative for the Palm Bay Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge #111 responsible for contract negotiations. Lieutenant Lancaster has served on the FOP Executive Board for over 15 years and has held the positions of Lodge President, Lodge Vice-President, and Lodge Treasurer.
Lieutenant Tim Landers
Uniform Services Division Nights B
Lieutenant Tim Landers is a veteran of the U.S. Army whose dedication to service led him to the Palm Bay Police Department. He has been a member of the Palm Bay Police Department for over 21 years. During his tenure he has served as a Truancy Officer, Field Training Officer/Coordinator, Command Post Team, Crisis Negotiator Liaison, Road Patrol Officer, Internal Affairs Investigator, and Road Patrol Watch Commander. He is the Fraternal Order of Police Officer and Sergeant Representative. Lt. Landers has earned numerous accolades over his career.
Lieutenant Landers has earned his bachelor's degree from Florida State University.
Lieutenant Greg Latulippe
Recruiting and Training Unit
Lieutenant Greg Latulippe is a Palm Bay native who joined the Palm Bay Police Department in January 1997. While serving as an Officer he filled the positions of Patrolman, Field Training Officer, Special Victims Unit Detective, Corporal, and Narcotics Agent. In 2000, he was selected as a SWAT team member; promoted to Sergeant in 2006 and in 2010 was promoted to Lieutenant. Currently, Lieutenant Latulippe is the SWAT Commander and is also responsible for training, recruiting, hiring, background checks, field training, and the volunteer program.
Lt. Latulippe graduated from Eastern Florida State College with an associate degree in Criminal Justice Technology; graduated from Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Leadership Academy and also graduated as a Certified Public Manager from Florida State University.