Captain Steve Buress has been a police officer since October of 1990. During that time he has worked as a patrol officer, a motorcycle traffic officer, an undercover narcotics officer, and a detective handling asset seizure and narcotics cases. As an officer, he spent 7 years as a Field Training Officers training new recruits to become effective police officers. In 2005, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. As a Sergeant, Steve worked patrol and led the Department’s Special Response Team (S.R.T.) as the entry team leader.
Steve was promoted to Lieutenant in 2010. His most recent assignment has been the Lieutenant in charge of Communications. In that role, he has overseen the 9-1-1 Dispatch Center and the Technical Services Center. He has also coordinated and managed the implementation of the new city-wide radio system, working with all of the City Departments that will utilize the new system.
In 1999, Steve was awarded the Department’s Medal of Merit for actions that defended the life of a hostage negotiator at the scene of a S.R.T callout on Thanksgiving, 1998.
Steve possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration of Justice and has been selected to attend the prestigious F.B.I. National Academy in Quantico, Virginia beginning in July, 2014.
Captain Buress was the Commander of the Administrative Services Division from May, 2014 to June, 2015. In July, 2015, Steve rotated to Commander of the Field Operations Division.