Police Chief's Corner - Newsletter February 2020

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Pinning Ceremony Officially Promotes 2

At the February 10, 2020 regular meeting of the Bunnell City Commission, the Bunnell Police Department officially promoted 2 officers.

"I am proud to announce the promotions of Corporal Dominic Guida to the rank of Sergeant and Officer Scott Bagwell to the rank of Corporal. These outstanding young men are well deserving and have taken the next step in leadership." Chief Tom Foster

Sergeant Guida has been with Bunnell PD since 2016 and was with the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office for 12 years prior. Officer Bagwell was hired as a full-time officer by Bunnell PD in 2014 after graduating from Daytona State.

Each officer stood before the Commission and in a traditional "Pinning Ceremony", a member of the officer’s family pinned their new rank on them.

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Bunnell Welcomes New Detective

At the regular meeting of the City Commission February 24, Police Chief Tom Foster swore in the latest member of the Bunnell Police Department, Detective Kyle Totten.

The "Creation of an investigative component with the ability to support patrol and develop strategies to improve customer service, measurable by the overall reduction in crime and increased clearance rates" is an Objective identified in the City’s Strategic Plan (adopted October 14, 2019). The full time Detective position was added to the Police Department’s budget for fiscal year 2020.

"We are very excited to add Detective Kyle Totten to our team. His experience will assist in delivering better customer service and have a positive impact on our case clearance rates." Police Chief Tom Foster

Detective Totten brings 26 years of Law Enforcement & Correctional experience as well as 7 years of Military experience to the Bunnell Police Dept.

He retired from the Daytona Beach Police Department in 2016 as a Sergeant after a career of assignments in Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Dignitary Protections, and Crime Suppression. Detective Totten also served as a Law Enforcement Inspector and Correctional Officer with the Florida Department of Corrections.

He is the recipient of numerous awards for his law enforcement service to include the Daytona Beach Police Medal of Honor and Medal of Valor. He has attended over 3000 hours of criminal justice training to include a variety of investigative subjects such as gangs, sex crimes, internal affairs, persons & property crimes.

Detective Totten served in the US Army during the Cold War, Desert Shield/Desert Storm, and Operation Iraqi Freedom and has received the U.S. Army Combat Infantryman’s Badge.

Detective Totten is married to The Honorable Judge Andrea Totten and they have 3 children.

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