On Thursday, November 1st, Mayor Steve Bach swore in two newly promoted Colorado Springs Police Officers to the rank of Sergeant – Pamela Castro and Michael Inazu. Mari Dennis was also promoted to Victim Advocacy Unit Coordinator.
Pamela Castro began her career with the Colorado Springs Police Department on February 2nd, 2002. She has served in the Gold Hill Division, Sand Creek Division, Falcon Division and Metro, Vice, Narcotics, Intelligence Division. She has earned one Certificate of Appreciation, two Regional Vice President’s Awards, one High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas National Award, six Commander’s Commendations, two ACE Awards, two CREATE Certificate of Appreciations, one Certificate of Recognition and one Medal of Valor Award.
Michael Inazu began his career with the Colorado Springs Police Department on February 4th, 2003. He has served in the Sand Creek and Gold Hills Divisions. He has earned two CREATE Certificate of Appreciation Awards, eleven Commander’s Commendations, one Written Commendation, one Certificate of Appreciation, and has several letters of appreciation from the community. He was awarded his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Oral Roberts University.
Mari Dennis began her career as a victim’s advocate on December 1st, 2008. She has earned two Commander’s Commendations and one Written Commendation. She took the lead in organizing the 2012 VAU Academy and has been the primary trainer for all the volunteers for the unit. She was awarded her Master of Arts Degree in Forensic Psychology in 2003.