Lt. Jamey Wright has been affiliated with the Panama City Beach Police Department since 1990 where he served as a reserve officer and a police dispatcher. Shortly after, he was hired full-time within the Patrol Division and worked his way up through the ranks to Patrol Lieutenant as a Watch Commander. He is a graduate of Columbia Southern University where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration. He currently serves within the Administrative Division as the Risk Management Coordinator and over-sees the development of Departmental policies, Department training, Community Services, and is the Department Accreditation Manager. Community Service programs he currently coordinates is with local Crime Stoppers, local Teen Court affiliation board member, Optimist Club member, C.A.P. Program in Citizens Assisting Police, coordinator for Holiday Helpers, local Boys & Girls Club community staff member, National Night-Out, and local Neighborhood Watch Programs. He was a former D.A.R.E. instructor for 12 years in the elementary and middle school levels and was a School Resource Officer for 10 years at the elementary, middle, and high school levels and served as a S.R.O. Practitioner. Also in 2004, he took the lead in coordinating the police department’s annual COPS n’ Kids Program of 25 years which gathers all local emergency services to help promote positive relationships with young kids and police officers.