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Three Troop Commanders to Lead Field Operations
Florida Highway Patrol Director Col. John Czernis promoted Major Grady Carrick, Major Cyrus Brown, and Major Miguel Guzman to Chief at a ceremony at the Patrol’s headquarters in Tallahassee on April 8, 2009. Chief Carrick will be the Northern Region Commander, overseeing the Florida Highway Patrol’s four northern troops (A, B, G and H), which covers Florida from Pensacola to Jacksonville. Chief Brown will be the Central Region Commander, overseeing the Florida Highway Patrol’s three central Florida troops (C, D and K,), which covers Tampa to Orlando and the Florida Turnpike. Chief Guzman will be the Southern Region Commander, overseeing the Florida Highway Patrol’s south Florida troops (E, L and F), which covers Florida from Bradenton to Vero Beach and southward to the Keys.
The promotions are part of a recent Florida Highway Patrol reorganization, which emphasizes accountability, responsibility and the unity of command. The Patrol’s new structure maximizes resources and gives troopers the ability to perform their duties more effectively and efficiently.
“We are reassigning staff so that we have fewer administrators at headquarters and more troopers on the road. We have been able to accomplish this while also recognizing a cost savings,” said Czernis. “Chief Carrick, Chief Brown, and Chief Guzman all have a tremendous responsibility as Region Commanders, and I have full confidence in their leadership abilities to lead the Patrol’s operations throughout Florida.”
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is charged with the mission of providing highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. The Department is leading the way to a Safer Florida by way of three major components: driver licenses, vehicle tags and titles and the Florida Highway Patrol. To learn more about FLHSMV and the services offered, visit www.flhsmv.gov.