Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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Pinellas Park names first assistant police chief, promotes others

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PINELLAS PARK — Faces are changing at the top levels of this city's government with employees being promoted in many cases to take the place of retiring workers.

Patrick Murphy has been named assistant city manager. Murphy, 58, of Largo, has worked for Pinellas Park since January 1996 when he was hired as a building inspector. He most recently served as community development administrator earning about $104,881 annually. As assistant city manager, he will earn about $110,881 a year.

Mike Haworth has been promoted to assistant police chief, the first to hold that position in Pinellas Park. Haworth, 51, of Pinellas Park, began as a police officer in 1990. He served for a short time last year as a co-interim assistant city manager before Doug Lewis was named to succeed Mike Gustafson as city manager. Haworth then returned to the Police Department and resumed his captain's role, earning about $94,612 a year. As assistant chief assigned to operations in charge of patrol and special operations, he will earn about $107,196 a year.

Guy Keirn has been named fire chief. Keirn, 50, of Treasure Island, was hired in December 1984 as a firefighter/EMT. He was promoted to district fire chief of training before being named interim fire chief while Lewis was training for the job of city manager. As interim chief, he was earning about $81,065 a year. As chief, he will make about $100,594 a year.

Rob Angell has been named the new emergency medical services chief for the Pinellas Park Fire Department. Angell, 48, who lives in Pinellas Park, began work with the city in November 2004 as a firefighter/emergency medical technician. Before his promotion to EMS chief, he was earning about $51,045 a year. As EMS chief he will make $64,392.

Anne Lindberg can be reached at [email protected] or (727) 893-8450. Follow @alindbergtimes on Twitter.

 
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