Sheriff’s Office personnel shifts

Published 7:06 am Monday, December 15, 2008

By By Lisa Tindell
The Escambia County Sheriffs Department is undergoing some changes and Sheriff Grover Smith says the county will benefit greatly as a result of those changes.
John Gleaton who has served as Chief Deputy for the department has been transferred to the Domestic Violence Task Force Unit, Smith said.
Gleaton said his previous work in domestic violence investigations has given him a desire to focus on the problems in Escambia County.
Gleaton said domestic violence is on the rise across the country and Escambia County is no exception.
With Gleaton’s move to the DVTF unit, the position of chief deputy needed to be filled. Smith said Mike Lambert has already assumed that position.
Lambert vacated his position as police chief for the Flomaton Police Department when he accepted the assignment with the county, Smith said.
Smith said Gleaton and Lambert are considered assets for the county and will create a better environment for the department with the changes.
Gleaton said he knows he is putting his duties as chief deputy into good hands with the transition of the position to Lambert.

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