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he handles all information that goes out to the public, including news interviews and meetings with the Chief. These two coworkers have a tremendous amount of responsibility, such as following through on media and public questions, contacts and other necessary details. They are a great asset to the Punta Gorda Police Department, and we are fortunate to have such dedicated support staff helping to make major departmental transitions as easy as possible. Davis is a Maryland native, one of four children. She graduated from South River High School in Edgewater, Md., obtained a Bachelor of Arts in labor studies from National Labor College, her Master of Science in management and leadership from John Hopkins University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Session 231 (a six-month program specifically designed for law enforcement executives and administrators) in Quantico, Va. She worked with the Ann Arundel County Police Department in Maryland, where her husband, Lt. Scott Davis, was also employed. Initially hired as a patrol officer, she advanced to Deputy Chief before retiring 23 years later. Immediately prior to moving to Florida, she worked for the Director of Professional Development and Training Academy for the City of Baltimore Police Department. Pamela and Scott Davis had come to visit Punta Gorda, vacationing at a friend’s condo, and fell in love with the area. “We loved the beach, thought the people were so nice, loved the weather, everything, and started looking for our own house,” Davis explained. “We found a home and, when the Police Chief position opened up, I felt it gave me the opportunity to move here sooner, as well as continue my career in public service and law enforcement – and to live in this beautiful place. My dream came true.” Their daughter, Sydney, won’t be joining them for awhile as she is currently away attending college. Despite the rigorous schedules of the first few weeks of the year (when we spoke with Davis in mid-January), which have been filled with meetings, training sessions, discussions and acclimating herself to her new position, the new Chief’s enthusiasm for Punta Gorda is tangible. “I definitely feel like I have come home.” Welcome Chief Davis! We all look forward to working with you and having you in our lives as part of our community. PEACE RIVER NATIONAL ART FESTIVAL March 17 & 18, 2018 Saturday & Sunday | 9am -4pm The 2018 Peace River National Art Festival will be held at beautiful Laishley Park, directly on the banks of the Peace River in the cultural district of Punta Gorda, Florida. 60+ Fine Art Booths Music, Food, Wine & Beer Raffles, Demonstations Parking Shuttle For More Information 941-639-8810 or www.visualartcenter.org HARBOR STYLE | 39

Peace River National Art Festival

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