New Smyrna Beach cops: NSBPD Inv. Brian Morris promoted to patrol sergeant

Photos for Headline Surfer / Brian Morris is 'pinned' by his wife, Nicole, in his sergeant's promotion as City Commissioner Jason McGuirk looks on from the dais. Below newly-promoted Sgt. Brian Morris and his wife, Nicole are joined in this photo op by municipal officials (left to right): City Commissioner Judy Reiker, Mayor Jim Hathaway, Police Chief Mike Coffin, City Commissioner Jake Sachs and McGuirk. Seated behind them on the dais and partially obscured is City Attorney Frank Gummey.

By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- One of New Smyrna Beach PD's finest has been promoted: Inv. Brian Morris has moved up to the rank of patrol supervisor.

Morris' sergeant's badge was pinned on him by his wife, Nicole, during Tuesday's City Commission meeting.

Morris has more than a decade of experience with the New Smyrna Beach police force, both as a patrol officer and as an investigator in the Criminal Investigative Division. Prior to becoming a cop, Morris served his country in the US Coast Guard, finishing his service at the nearby Coast Guard Station Ponce Inlet. 

Morris has been decorated numerous times for exemplary performance during his 10-plus years of service at the NSBPD, to include a decoration for saving someone's life in the performance of his duty, Police Chief Mike Coffin noted.  

Sgt. Morris will now make the transition back to the Patrol Division and will be assigned as a shift supervisor following the completion of additional training. 

NSBPD cop Brian Morrios promoted / Headline SurferMorris has been decorated numerous times for exemplary performance during his 10-plus years of service at the NSBPD, to include a decoration for saving someone's life in the performance of his duty, Police Chief Mike Coffin noted.  

Sgt. Morris will now make the transition back to the Patrol Division and will be assigned as a shift supervisor following the completion of additional training. 

"The citizens of New Smyrna Beach and his fellow officers will benefit greatly through his continued service as a sergeant with the New Smyrna Beach Police," Police Chief Mike Coffin told Headline Surfer.

 

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.