Police Chief Barry D. Rountree of the Winston-Salem Police Department has promoted 17 police officers.
Captain Bryan Blakley was promoted to the highest rank. He will become an assistant chief, effective Sept. 30.
Blakley has served 27 years in the Police Department. During his career, he has served in the Field Services Bureau, Support Services Bureau and Professional Standards Division. Blakley has a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University and is a recent graduate of the FBI National Academy. He holds an Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate and is a certified Law Enforcement Instructor. Blakley is married with a son and a daughter.
Lieutenants David Perry and Natoshia James were promoted to captains.
Perry is a 23-year veteran of the Police Department. During his career; he has served in the Field Services Bureau, Criminal Investigations Division, the Professional Standards Division and the Joint Terrorism Task Force. He has a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University and holds an Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate. Perry is married and has a daughter and son.
James is a 20-year veteran of the Police Department. She has served in the Field Services Bureau, Criminal Investigations Division and the Support Services Bureau, where she served as the administrative commander. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in management and leadership. James has two sons.
Also promoted were Sergeants Steven Tollie, Eric Montgomery and Christopher Fish to lieutenants; Corporals Priscilla Thomas, John Leone and Lester Sims to sergeants; and officers Brian Ashley, Derek Barker, Jason Bryant, Bradley Logsdon, R. Jerome Paul, Caroline Renew, Amanda Shay and Jamal Pete to corporal/detectives.