Lakeland Police will hold a swearing in ceremony for Chief Lisa Womack on Friday, March 11, 2011, at City Hall Commission Chambers, 228 South Massachusetts Avenue, Lakeland, Florida at 1:00 p.m. Chief Womack will be introduced by City Manager Doug Thomas and Lieutenant John Thomason will preside as Master of Ceremonies. Mayor Gow Fields will also be in attendance.
The swearing in ceremony will be streaming live on the City of Lakeland website and televised live on our Lakeland Government Network, Channel 43 for Verizon FiOS and 615 for Brighthouse. The public and media are invited to attend. Due to limited space in City Hall we may need to utilize a pool camera if there is a large media attendance.
There will be a Meet and Greet reception for City of Lakeland employees following the swearing in ceremony at 2:30 p.m. to be held at the First United Methodist Church, 72 Lake Morton Drive in Lakeland.
The media is invited to attend. Chief Womack will be available to answer media questions at the beginning of the reception. Time allowed for formal media questions will be limited as this event is designed to be a casual and warm welcome for our new Chief.
Media inquiries should be directed to Sergeant Terri Smith, PIO, 863-834-6917. This information is also available on www.insidelpd.com.