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Command Staff

Deputy Chief Nelson MoyaDeputy Chief Nelson Moya

Deputy Chief Nelson Moya began his career with the Palm Bay Police Department in 1991 and has served the agency in a variety of disciplines. During his tenure he quickly established himself as a leader and served in multiple leadership functions to include command and leadership roles within the SWAT team, training of new hires in the Field Training Officer program and as a sergeant managing patrol zones, neighborhood policing, and special investigations. Deputy Chief Moya has also served as a major case detective, internal affairs investigator, tactical incident commander and lieutenant managing the Major Case Unit, Special Investigations Unit and Support Services.

Deputy Chief Moya earned an associate degree from Brevard Community College, a bachelor of science degree in Administration from Barry University, and is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, 263rd Session. He also graduated from the Southern Police Institute Command Officer’s Development Course, 36th Session; the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Leadership Academy (Inaugural Session); the FBI’s Florida Executive Development Seminar and the Certified Public Manager program. Deputy Chief Moya is currently serving as the vice-president of the Brevard County Chiefs of Police Association.

Uniform Services Division
Email: Nelson.Moya@pbfl.org
Phone: (321) 952-3463

 

Commander AugelloCommander Mariano Augello
Uniform Services Division

Commander Mariano Augello is a veteran of the U.S. Army. He joined the Palm Bay Police Department in 2000. He has served as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, SWAT team member, SWAT team Commander, Neighborhood Policing, Crime Suppression, Watch Commander, and Internal Affairs. 

He was the recipient of the City of Palm Bay City Manager’s Award of Excellence in 2016.

Commander Augello has graduated from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Leadership Academy, Florida State University’s Center for Public Management, and has a bachelor of science degree from Barry University in Administration.

Commander Augello is currently assigned to the Uniform Services Division which includes all of patrol, traffic and K9 unit.

Uniform Services Division
Email: Mariano.Augello@pbfl.org
Phone: (321) 952-3463

 

 

Commander LatulippeCommander Greg Latulippe
Special Operations Division

Commander 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; promoted in 2010 to Lieutenant; and in 2018 promoted to Commander

Commander 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.

Commander Latulippe is currently assigned to the Special Operations Division which includes the Special Investigations Unit, General Crimes Unit, Intelligence Unit, Youth Services Unit and School Resource Officers.

Special Operations Division
Email: Greg.Latulippe@pbfl.org
Phone: (321) 952-3462

 

Commander ReshCommander John Resh
Investigations Division

Commander John Resh began his career with the Palm Bay Police Department in 1990. During his tenure he has served in Patrol, Neighborhood Policing, Internal Affairs, Crime Suppression, and a Patrol Watch Commander.

He is currently assigned to oversee the Investigations Division which includes Special Victims Unit, Major Case Unit, and the Crime Scene Unit.

He is an FDLE State certified firearms instructor, armorer and medical instructor. Commander Resh has been a member of the department's SWAT Team and has served as a team leader, sniper and as the team’s tactical medic.

Commander Resh holds an Associate of Science degree in Public Affairs as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Indiana University. He is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police and is currently completing post graduate work to become a Certified Public Manager.

Investigations Division
Email: John.Resh@pbfl.org
Phone: (321) 952-3459

 

Commander ZanderCommander Tim Zander
Support Services Division

Commander Tim Zander is a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served for four years. He began his professional law enforcement career in 2000 when he joined the Palm Bay Police Department as a patrol officer. During his tenure with this agency he served in a variety of capacities including patrol, field training officer program, and special investigations. Commander Zander was promoted to sergeant in 2007 and served as a patrol supervisor, field training officer coordinator and lead the Special Investigations Unit which handled drug and weapon investigations along with targeted and covert high-risk operations often involving career criminals and violent offenders. Commander Zander quickly worked his way up to the rank of lieutenant in 2011 where he began serving as watch commander. His leadership responsibilities expanded to include coordination of security and public safety for special events. He also managed the reserve officer program.

Commander Zander has an associate degree from Jefferson Community College in Watertown, New York; a bachelor's degree in professional administration along with a master's degree in public administration from Barry University. Commander Zander is a graduate of the Florida Leadership Academy, Florida State University's Certified Public Manager program and the Senior Management Institute for Police.

Commander Zander is currently assigned to the Support Services Division. This Division includes Training, Recruiting, Field Training Program, Accreditation, Communications Center, Technical Services, Logistics, Community Services (Domestic Violence Advocates and Volunteer Program), and Crossing Guards.

Support Services Division
Email: Tim.Zander@pbfl.org
Phone: (321) 952-3463


Lieutenants

Lieutenant Bandish

Lieutenant Michael Bandish
Uniform Services Division

Lieutenant Michael Bandish began his career at the Palm Bay Police Department in 1989.  Currently, he is assigned to the Uniform Services Division as a Watch Commander.

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 BlandLieutenant Steve Bland
Public Information Officer

Lieutenant Steve Bland is native to Brevard County. He began his career with the Palm Bay Police Department in 1996.  Currently, he holds the position of Public Information Officer which is within the Special Operations Unit. He ensures that timely and accurate information is disseminated to the Palm Bay community. He is also the City of Palm Bay Emergency Management Coordinator and the Palm Bay Special Events Coordinator.

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 FisherLieutenant Lance Fisher
Recruiting and Training Unit

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 Support Services Division Lieutenant where he oversees Recruitment and Training. Lieutenant Fisher also serves as the Vice President for the Explorer Board.

Lieutenant Fisher earned his associate degree in Criminal Justice from Nash County Community College and his bachelor’s degree from North Carolina Wesleyan College. He currently attends Florida Institute of Technology where he is working to obtain a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and has received the FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Award.

 

 

Lieutenant Cliff Graves
Special Operations Division

Lieutenant Cliff Graves began his Law Enforcement career in the state of Massachusetts in 1994. He joined the Palm Bay Police Department in 2005. During his time with the Palm Bay Police Department he has served in numerous positions including: Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, member of the Crime Suppression Unit, Special Investigation Unit Agent, Patrol Corporal, Patrol Sergeant, Special Operations Unit Sergeant, and Special Operations Unit Lieutenant.

Lieutenant Graves was named the Palm Bay Police Department 2006 Officer of the year and Medal of Valor Recipient. He has further received numerous Meritorious Service, Commendation and Unit Citation Awards.

Lieutenant Graves holds an Associates of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, graduated from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Leadership Academy, FBI-LEEDA Command Leadership Institute, National Tactical Officer Association SWAT Command Decision-Making and Leadership.

Lieutenant Graves is currently assigned to the Special Operations Division which includes the Special Investigations Unit, General Crimes Unit, Intelligence Unit, Youth Services Unit and School Resource Officers. Lieutenant Graves is a current member and Team Leader of the Palm Bay Police Department SWAT Team.

 

Lieutenant ImelLieutenant Chris Imel
Investigations

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. 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, and Special Operations Lieutenant. Currently he serves as the Lieutenant for Investigations supervising criminal intelligence where he oversees MCU, Crime Scene, SVU and K-9 unit. Lieutenant Imel also serves as the treasurer for the Explorer Board.

Lieutenant Imel has his Bachelor of Science in Administration from Barry University.

 

Lieutenant LancasterLieutenant Tim Lancaster
Uniform Services Division

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 Thomas Ribnicky
Uniform Services Division

Lieutenant Thomas Ribnicky began his career at the Palm Bay Police Department in 2001. During this time he has served in numerous positions including: Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Honor Guard Member, member of the Crime Suppression Unit, Traffic Officer, Field Training Coordinator, Patrol Corporal, General Crimes Detective, Patrol Sergeant, General Crimes Unit Sergeant, Special Operations Unit Sergeant and Internal Affairs Sergeant.

Lieutenant Ribnicky was named the 2016 Palm Bay Police Department Officer of the Year and was a Medal of Valor recipient.

Currently, he is assigned to the Uniform Services Division as a Watch Commander and is the SWAT Team Commander.

 

Lieutenant Smith

Lieutenant Michael Smith
Uniform Services Division

Lieutenant Michael Smith started his career at Palm Bay Police Department in 2007 and has served as Field Training Officer and Corporal before being promoted to Sergeant in 2013 and served as the Internal Affairs Sergeant from 2016-2017 when he was promoted to Lieutenant.

Lieutenant Smith had received two bachelor degrees from Rhode Island College in Political Science and Criminal justice in 1996. He is also a State Certified Firearms Instructor, Verbal Judo Instructor and has been an instructor at the Eastern Florida State College Police Academy since 2014.