Big Bear Lake, CA March 12, 2012 8:00 am – Our local Sheriffs department will have a change of command at the end of March. Captain Tony Nicassio is retiring after serving in the San Bernardino Sheriffs department for 28 years. Captain Nicassio began serving nearly one year ago and at the time he explained that he was very close to retirement. On Monday night at the City Council meeting Captain Tony Nicassio will be honored for the work in keeping Big Bear a safe community by working with his officers in reducing crime and saving the taxpayers money with cost sharing traffic enforcement efforts. He was also a key member that helped provide a resource officer for the Bear Valley Unified School District. Being promoted to Captain is now Lieutenant Tom Bradford. Tom is very familiar with the Big Bear Area having previously spent many years here raising his family in the valley. Mayor Bill Jahn stated that he has enjoyed working with Captain Nicassio and welcomes Lieutenant Bradford as our new Captain and his depth of local knowledge.