The Scottsdale Police Department has announced the promotion of Lieutenant Jeromie O’Meara to the rank of commander.
The effective date of his promotion was Nov. 7, 2021, according to a press release. Cmdr. O’Meara and several other employees were celebrated and recognized for their promotions during a Promotion Ceremony on May 3.
The ceremony had been on hold for pandemic protocols, which have recently been lifted.
Cmdr. O’Meara graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in justice studies. He is also a graduate of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety Command School in 2021.
He began his career as a police officer for Scottsdale Police Department in 1997 serving as a patrol officer, field training officer, emergency vehicle operations and controls instructor and explorer post advisor. He was chosen to become a parks and preserve and bike unit officer in 2001 and remained in that assignment until his promotion to sergeant in 2006, the press release stated.
As a sergeant, he became a supervisor of the Parks and Preserve Unit as well as the bike unit. He later supervised the school resource unit where he, along with other instrumental partners, implemented the Restorative Justice Intervention Program, which is a non-arrest diversion program for first-time youth offenders of select crimes. The RJIP team won the 2017 plan and innovate city manager’s award.
He also became a team leader on the mobile field force team, the program manager for the EVOC program and a lead advisor for the cadet post. Cmdr. O’Meara was a sergeant in training trainer and member of the SAFECITE committee.
He was awarded uniformed services supervisor of the year in 2012.
He was promoted to lieutenant in 2018, where he was responsible for the nightly operation plans of the patrol squads to the entertainment district in downtown Scottsdale.
O’Meara was given the fair and impartial policing program to manage and became the alternate program manager for the MFF team.
He was selected for the crimes against property lieutenant’s position that oversaw the investigations related to the Fashion Square Mall civil unrest event in May 2020. He was also heavily involved in the creation and implementation of the Scottsdale Police Real Time Crime Center.
He was awarded Uniformed Services Supervisor of the Year in 2019.
Cmdr. O’Meara will oversee the McKellips District. He will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the district, supervising and leading over 100 professional staff and sworn police employees.
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