Morando promoted within sheriff’s office

MIAMI COUNTY — Miami County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Robert “Rob” Morando has been promoted to the position of patrol sergeant on third shift after scoring highest on the competitive testing process for sergeant.

Sergeant Morando is a 10-year U.S. Navy veteran having attained the rank of Petty Officer 1st Class in the job rating of Master-at-Arms. Eight-and-a-half -years into Sergeant Morando’s tenure in the U.S. Navy was in the field of law enforcement. During that time, he was a certified patrol/explosives military dog handler and was also a certified instructor of dog handlers and a trainer of military working dogs at the Joint Services Dog Training Center at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

Sergeant Morando started his civilian law enforcement career at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office working in the jail for three-and-a-half years. He was hired as a deputy sheriff by the Miami County Sheriff’s Office on Sept. 25, 2004, and assigned to patrol. Sergeant Morando later trained and became certified as a school resource officer serving the school districts of Milton-Union and Bradford. He also assisted other county school districts with crime and drug prevention programs.

During this time frame, Sergeant Morando trained and became certified to serve on the Miami County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team (S.R.T.), which is a tactical team trained to handle high risk calls, search warrants, and hostage situations. Sergeant Morando continues to serve on the S.R.T. Later, Sergeant Morando transferred to the court services section of the sheriff’s office in which he was assigned to court security for the Court of Common Pleas and also inmate transports. Sergeant Morando continued to assist the county school districts with presentations and security assessments and also is the primary trainer for the sheriff’s office active shooter training which is a two hour training offered to public and private employers.

“At each of his assignments Sergeant Morando has excelled,” Miami County Sheriff Dave Duchak said. “I am very proud to announce this well-deserved promotion and am confident that Sergeant Morando will excel in his new position.”

The promotion took effect on June 3.