Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Holds Promotions Ceremony

PITTSBURGH, PA (March 22, 2021) -- The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police held a promotions ceremony on Monday inside the Mayor’s Conference Room at the City County Building.

Detective James Sherer and Detective Joseph Simunovic were promoted to the rank of Sergeant.  

“You are the ones out there day in, day out with the troops helping them be the best they can be,” said Police Chief Scott Schubert. “I have no doubt that you will be extremely successful in helping our officers.” 

Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich reminded the new sergeants of their increased responsibility and thanked them for their dedicated service. “The direction you provide your officers in the first five to ten minutes will very likely save lives,” said Hissrich. “Thank you for choosing Pittsburgh for your career, and thank you for staying here."

Mayor William Peduto addressed the officers before administering the Oath of Office.

“When you put these stripes on your arms, they are more than just a promotion, they are a reflection of the young officers who are going to continue to be a part of this Bureau,” Mayor Peduto said. “The examples you set are going to be the ones the younger officers follow." 

Congratulations to the new Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Sergeants Sherer and Simunovic!