On Wednesday, December 1 at 2 p.m. in the Orange police department Danny Gray room Chief Lane Martin will promote Captain Wade Robinson to the rank of Major. He will then promoted Officer James Davis to the rank of captain to fill Robinson’s vacancy.

Major Robinson, 37,  began his law enforcement career with the Orange County Sheriffs Department in 1992.  He joined the Orange police department in 1995 and performed admirably in the both the patrol and detective divisions.  In 2001, he left the department for a short time to work in the private sector but in less than a year returned to work for the Orange County District Attorney’s Office as a criminal investigator.  Major Robinson returned to the Orange police department in June of 2004.  Upon returning, he worked in the following areas: patrol, criminal investigations and narcotics interdiction.  He was also a member of the Orange County SWAT Team and the Federal Safe Streets Task Force.  In September of 2010 Major Robinson was promoted to the rank of Captain and supervised the investigations division.  Major Robinson has the knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to be an exceptional leader and I am proud to have him as part of our administration

Major Robinson will oversee the Operations Division of the Orange police department.

Captain Davis, 36, began his law enforcement career with the United States Marine Corps in 1993 as a Military Police Officer.  He joined the Orange police department in 1998 and worked in the patrol division.  He left the department in August 2001 and worked for the Department of Public Safety as a State Trooper.  He returned to the Orange Police Department in August of 2003.  Since that time he has worked as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer and  Criminal Investigator.  He is also a firearms instructor, member of the Orange County SWAT Team and holds a Master Peace Officer Certification. 

Captain Davis will be assigned as a supervisor in the patrol division.