Sheriff's Office Promotions
NEWS RELEASE 20-080 - JUNE 11, 2020
Sergeant Mark Hall, Sergeant Zackary Lewis, Sergeant Lincoln Dilling, Lieutenant Christopher Maze, Lieutenant Michelle Di Capua, and Sheriff Tom Knight.
Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight is pleased to announce the promotion of six Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office members.
Sergeant Christopher Maze is promoted to the rank of Lieutenant assigned to the Law Enforcement Division. Maze joined the sheriff’s office in 2003 as a patrol deputy. He served as a field training officer, firearms instructor and is a current member of the agency’s SWAT team. Maze was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2017 and graduated from the sheriff’s office leadership academy in 2019. He holds certificates in several areas including advanced report writing, interviews and interrogations, hostage rescue, and more. Maze earned his associate’s degree from Santa Fe Community College and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida.
Sergeant Michelle Di Capua is promoted to the rank of Lieutenant assigned to the Emergency Operations Bureau. Di Capua began her law enforcement career in 2005 as a patrol deputy before transferring to the Special Investigations Section in 2011. She promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2015 and returned to the Patrol Bureau. Di Capua is a graduate of the FBI LEEDA’s Supervisor Leadership Institute, the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute’s Leadership Academy, and the sheriff’s office leadership academy. She also teaches defensive tactics at the Sarasota Criminal Justice Academy. Throughout her career, Di Capua has earned the Life Saving Award three times and received advanced training in several areas including crisis intervention, narcotics and dangerous drugs, advanced undercover techniques, and more. She holds an associate’s degree from Manatee Community College and a bachelor’s degree from Hodges University.
Deputy Lincoln Dilling is promoted to the rank of Sergeant assigned to the Law Enforcement Division. Dilling earned his law enforcement certification in 2010 and joined the sheriff’s office as a patrol deputy later the same year. While serving with the Tactical Unit from 2012 to 2016, he was recognized as Employee of the Month and earned a Unit Citation award. After returning to the Patrol Bureau, Dilling was again nominated for Employee of the Month and recognized as Deputy of the Year in 2017. He has advanced training in interviews and interrogations, narcotics and dangerous drugs, financial fraud investigations and currently serves as a member of the Sheriff’s Underwater Recovery Force (SURF) Unit. Dilling holds an associate’s degree from Edison Community College and a bachelor’s degree from Florida Gulf Coast University.
Deputy Mark Hall is promoted to the rank of Sergeant assigned to the Law Enforcement Division. Hall was hired by the sheriff’s office in 2001 as a corrections deputy. The following year he became cross-certified in law enforcement, transferring to the Patrol Bureau in 2004. Throughout his career, Hall has been assigned to the Youth Services Section, Court Services Bureau and served as a field training officer. He earned college credits through St. Petersburg College and has advanced training in school resource and crisis intervention.
Deputy Zackary Lewis is promoted to the rank of Sergeant assigned to the Law Enforcement Division. Lewis began his career in law enforcement when he joined the sheriff’s office in 2012 as a patrol deputy. In 2014, he transferred to the Criminal Investigations Section assigned to the Tactical Unit. In 2018, Lewis began working within the Special Operations Bureau where he has since served at the Siesta Key Substation. Throughout his career, he has been nominated for Employee of the Month three times and has advanced training in crisis intervention, narcotics and dangerous drugs, and surveillance techniques. He earned his associate’s degree from the State College of Florida.
“This is an exciting day for the sheriff’s office,” said Sheriff Tom Knight. “These six members have shown their commitment and service to the citizens of Sarasota County. I am certain they will continue to be excellent leaders for their colleagues and their community.”