Police Department announces promotions, awards

Jim Adamo and Mike Wills, two lieutenants in the Biloxi Police Department, were promoted to captains this morning in an awards ceremony at the Lopez-Quave Public Safety Center.

Adamo works in the administrative division, and Wills heads the special crimes division. Adamo and Wills were top two scorers in a 200-question promotions examination administered by the city’s Civil Service Commission. The department, which has 119 sworn officers and 50 civilians, now has six police captains.

Other awards presented this morning by Biloxi Police Chief John Miller:

— Officer of the month for July 2012: Inv. Michael Brown

— Officer of the month for August 2012: Officer James (Mitch) Roberts

— Officers of the month for September 2012: Officers Michael Melasecca and Aaron Allen

— Officer of the Third Quarter 2012: Inv. Michael Brown

— Supervisor of the Third Quarter 2012: Sgt. Ronald Lessner

— Letter of commendation: Thomas Jackson, School Crossing Guard

— Letter of commendation: Tommy Searight, Biloxi Parks & Recreation Department.

See the photos: To see photos from the ceremony this morning,
click here.