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On Friday, July 10 at 3:00 p.m. Heather will be sworn in as LakelandPD's newest officer.

Heather was born in December of 1991 in Lakeland, FL. She grew up in Lakeland and attended Lake Gibson Senior High School where she graduated in 2010. She began her career at the City of Lakeland in the Parks and Recreation Department in 2012. In 2013, she began working at the Lakeland Police Department as a Public Safety Aide. Heathers’ dream was to become a police officer. In 2014 the Lakeland Police Department made her dream come true and sponsored her through the Kenneth C. Thompson Institute of Public Safety. Heather is the oldest child in her family with one sister, Amy (20), and one brother, Garrett (17).

We wish Heather all the best. Thank you for service.

 


Lakeland Police Department Promotion Ceremony

 

LAKELAND, FL (July 8th, 2015)

 

A promotion ceremony has been scheduled for Friday, July 10, 2015, at 3:00 pm, in the First United Methodist Church Wesley Center (new building), located at 72 Lake Morton Dr. Lakeland, Florida 33801. 

 

Captains Ruben Garcia and Victor White will be promoted to Assistant Chief of Police, Lieutenants Hans Lehman and Sammy Taylor will be promoted to Captain, Sergeants Brent Addison and Mark Melius will be promoted to Lieutenant, and Officers Joseph Parker, Richard “Brian” Wallace, and Jasper Yzaguirre will be promoted to Sergeant at this time.

 

 

 

Media inquiries should be directed to 863.583-2357.

 


The City of Lakeland has received funding to provide no-cost landscape and irrigation audits toLakeland Water customers who are using at least 20,000 gal/month of metered drinking water and who have an operable in-ground sprinkler system on a timer. 

 

The no-cost audit includes:

·An sprinkler system evaluation with site-specific recommendations

·Landscaping evaluation with planting recommendations

·Help with your irrigation timer

·A water conservation kit

·A free rain sensor if needed

To participate contact Daphne McCann at (863) 834-6193; Daphne.McCann@lakelandgov.net

 

 


T. MIMS CORP - RED, WHITE & KABOOM INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION POSTPONED TO Friday, JULY 10TH


LAKELAND, FL (JULY 3, 2015) - The  T.Mims Corp. Red, White & Kaboom Independence Celebration has been postponed due to weather.  The event will take place with live music at Lake Mirror along the Frances Langford Promenade on Friday, July 10th from 6:00 p.m. - 9 p.m. with a breathtaking fireworks display dazzling the crowd at 9 p.m.  Clemons Road will be back to entertain the crowd.

A live concert featuring the energetic Clemons Road blending Country music with an island feel will continue where they left off due to torrential rain.  The band will be back to start the show at 7 p.m.  The band pulls their influences from Sublime to Alan Jackson, Dave Matthews to Jimmy Buffet, or Lynyrd Skynyrd to Zac Brown Band and they keep heads bobbing. Clemons Road features an extremely talented and charismatic front man, grammy award winning music producer Cliff brown on lead vocals and guitar.   Brown said, “Rain may have postponed the show but it won’t stop us. We can’t wait to finish where we left off at Red, White & Kaboom.  We promise to be even more energetic next Friday.” 

Tom Mims, President of T. Mims Corporation said, “We are very excited to sponsor Red, White & Kaboom again this year.  It is an excellent opportunity for our community to come together in celebration of our great country and it is free to the public.”  He added, “We apologize for the rain delay and having to postpone the event but the good news is we will have the same band and the same awesome fireworks on Friday, July 10th.”


During Red, White & Kaboom there will be a variety of food trucks around Lake Mirror so bring a blanket, bring your appetite and enjoy the festivities in celebrating our great nation.  The event will conclude with a dramatic display of fireworks over the lake.  The evening is free to the public and everyone attending is encouraged to bring at least one food item to benefit Chow for Now. All City parking garages will be open for T.Mims Corp. Red, White & Kaboom.

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