The Airport Law Enforcement Committee provides a forum and resource of best practices for law enforcement leaders who provide services at Florida’s Public Airports. Matters that are directly relevant to providing law enforcement services will be discussed at each conference and at meetings held as needed. Legislative, and training will be explored and brought forward for consideration by the members to the Florida Police Chiefs Association Executive Officers and Board of Directors by the Committee Chair.

Committee Members

Chief James Carlino, Sarasota-Manatee Airport Authority Police Department, Phone: (941) 359-2770, Email
Chief Micheal B. Brewer, Melbourne Airport Police Department, Phone: (321) 723-6227, ext.220, Email
Chief Thomas Fuehrer, Sanford Airport Police Department, Phone: (407) 585-4094, Email
Director Mark Stevens, Jacksonville Aviation Authority Police Department, Phone: (904) 741-2231, Email
Chief John Van Etten, Panama City Airport Police Department, Phone: (850) 636-8961, Email

The Awards Committee evaluates nominees for the Lee McGehee Police Officer(s) of the Year, Rocky Pomerance Excellence in Policing, Public Private Partnership Committee awards, and Lifesaving Awards and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors; evaluates explorer nominees for college scholarships and makes recommendations to the Foundation Board of Trustees.

Committee Members

Chief Sean Hemingway (Chair) – Bay Harbor Islands Police Department, Phone: (305) 866-6242 Email
Chief David Currey – Vero Beach Police Department, Phone: (772) 978-4610 Email
Assistant Chief Mike Mills (Ret.) – South Miami Police Department, Phone: (305) 283-6735 Email
Chief Jeffrey M. Pearson – Satellite Beach Police Department, Phone: (321) 773-4400 Email
Major Raul Pedroso – Coral Gables Police Department, Phone: (305) 442-1600 Email
Deputy Chief Bill Strudel – University of North Florida Police Department, Phone: (904) 620-2378 Email
Major Williams “Skip” Washa – 
Aventure Police Department, Phone: (305) 466-8969 Email
Chief Tom Weschler – Naples Police Department, Phone: (239) 213-4850 Email
Chief Buddy Williams – Live Oak Police Department, Phone: (386) 362-7463 Email

The following members of the Highway Safety Committee meet regularly throughout the year to exercise oversight in all Traffic Safety matters. The Committee makes recommendations regarding traffic related legislation, issues and programs to the Board.

Committee Members

Chief Art Bodenheimer (Chair), Lake Alfred Police Department, Phone: (863) 291-5200, Email
Chief Kevin P. Brunelle, Winter Springs Police Department, Phone: (407) 327-6658, Email
Chief James Cruse, Perry Police Department, Phone: (850) 584-5121, Email
Chief J. Scott Dennis, North Miami Beach Police Department, Phone: (305) 948-2995, Email
Deputy Chief Bill McEachnie, Maitland Police Department, Phone: (407) 875-2820, Email
Chief Brett Railey, Winter Park Police Department, Phone: (407) 599-3380, Email
Commander Robert Rizzotto, South Palm Beach Police Department, Phone: (561) 586-2122, Email
Colonel Gene Spaulding Florida Highway Patrol, Phone: (850) 617-2300, Email
Captain Victor White Lakeland Police Department, Phone: (863) 834-8910, Email

The following members of the Legislative Committee exercise oversight in all legislative matters, develops and recommends a legislative agenda to the Board of Directors.

Committee Members

Chief Jeffrey Chudnow (Chair), Oviedo Police Department, Phone: (407) 971-5731 Email
Chief Kenneth Albano, Temple Terrace Police Department, Phone: (813) 506-6500 Email
Chief Daniel Alexander, 
Boca Raton Police Department, Phone: (561) 338-1201 Email
Chief Shane Bennett,  Lawtey Police Department, Phone: (904) 782-3751 Email
Chief Charles Broadway, Clermont Police Department, Phone: (352) 394-5588 Email
Chief Michael DeLeo, Tallahassee Police Department, Phone:(850) 891-4393 Email
Director Stephan Dembinsky, Daytona Beach Shores Police Department, Phone: (386) 763-5334 Email
Chief Frank Fabrizio, Ponce Inlet Police Department, Phone: (386) 236-2160 Email
Chief Mike Fewless,
Fruitland Park Police Department, Phone: (352) 267-2153 Email
Chief James Gabbard, City of Vero Beach/Retired, Phone: (772) 473-7966 Email
Chief Robert Hardwick, St. Augustine Beach Police Department, Phone: (904) 471-3600 Email
Chief Larry Krantz,  Casselberry Police Department, Phone: (407) 262-7616 Email
Commander Richard Morris,  Palm Beach County School District Police Department, Phone: (561) 214-3631 Email
Chief Daniel Oates, Miami Beach Police Department, Phone: (305) 673-7925 Email
Chief William Ridgway, Deland Police Department, Phone: (386) 740-5890 Email
Director Jay Romine, Manatee Technical Institute LE Academy, Phone: (941) 752-8100 x 2017 Email
Chief Daniel Slaughter, Clearwater Police Department, Phone: (727) 562-4343 Email
Chief Philip Thorne, Springfield Police Department, Phone: (850) 872-7545 Email
Chief George Turner, Brooksville Police Department, Phone: (352) 540-5400 Email

Committee Advisors & Legal Counsel

Timothy Stanfield, Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney P.A., Phone: (850) 933-1760, Email
David Marsey, Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, Phone: (850) 222-6550 Email
Bradley Weissman
, Police Legal Advisor, Ft. Lauderdale PD & Broward County Chiefs of Police Association, Phone: (954) 828-5626, Email

The following members of the Past Presidents Committee meet/confer as necessary provides input, a historical perspective in decision making, and serve as advisors to the President and Board of Directors. Evaluates nominees for the Wall of Honor and makes recommendations to the Executive Committee.

Committee Members

Marshall Bill Berger (Chair)
U.S. Marshal Service

Committee includes all Past Presidents of the Florida Police Chiefs Association. For a complete list of Past Presidents, Click Here .

With input from members of the Association, this committee assists in the development and evaluation of all educational programs; oversees and facilitates the Executive Search Program, with an interest in maintaining the quality of police management in Florida; reviews and recommends deletions, changes and/or additions of the Bylaws to the Board of Directors and members; and, at the direction of the Board of Directors, reviews complaints of ethical misconduct, determines facts, and reports findings to the Board.

Committee Members

Chief Keith Touchberry (Chair) – Fellsmere Police Department, Phone: (863) 965-5555, Email
Chief Albert “Butch” Arenal – Coconut Creek Police Department, Phone: (954) 956-1570, Email
Commander Samuel Bejar – North Bay Village Police Department, Phone: (205) 758-2626, Email
Chief Terence Calloway – Florida A & M University Police Department, Phone: (850) 599-2206, Email
Chief Bart Connelly – Cape Coral Police Department, Phone: (239) 574-0659, Email
Chief Christopher Elg – Tequesta Police Department, Phone: (561) 768-0509, Email
Captain Steven A. Geller – Plantation Police Department, Phone: (954) 605-8100, Email
Chief Argatha Gilmore – Lake City Police Department, Phone: (386) 758-5484, Email
Chief Anthony Holloway – St. Petersburg Police Department, Phone: (727) 893-7588, Email
Chief Chris Nelson – Auburndale Police Department, Phone: (863) 967-6264, Email
Chief David Perry – Florida State University Police Department, Phone: (850) 644-1240, Email
Asst. Commissioner Jim Sewell – FDLE/Retired, Phone: (727) 821-5014, Email
Chief Tony Taylor – Crestview Police Department, Phone: (850) 682-3544, Email
Chief Dorene Thomas – Pinellas Park Police Department/Retired, Phone: (727) 656-0870, Email
Chief Scott Tyler – Palmetto Police Department, Phone: (941) 723-4587, Email
Chief Kevin Vespia – North Port Police Department, Phone: (941) 429-7306, Email
Lt. Timothy Volkerson – Winter Park Police Department, Phone: (407) 599-3663, Email

The committee is charged with enhancing the relationship between the law enforcement community and the private security sector and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors and General Membership providing information to enhance community safety.
Public Private Security Partnership Committee Awards

Committee Members

Chief Frank Kitzerow (Chair), Jupiter Police Department, Phone: 561.741.2231, Email
Chief Doug Muldoon (Vice Chair), Palm Bay Police Department/Retired, Phone: 321.863.9167 Email
Chief Richard Hedges (Secretary),
St. Augustine Beach Police Department/Retired, 904.669.4253 Email
Douglas Bassett,
 General Manager, Comcast Inc., Phone: 215.486.7588, Email
Chuck Bellissimo, 
President, HPI Security, Phone: 813.307.9213, Email
Marshal Bill Berger
, U.S. Marshal Service, Phone: 813.483.4201, Email
Adam Black, President/CEO, NDI Corp., Phone: 954.605-6869, Email
Nolan Bomar
, Divisional Loss Prevention Manager, Publix Supermarkets, Phone: 904.781.8600, Email
Chief John Brooks
, Sunrise Police Department, Phone: 954.746.3363, Email
Scott Carrasquillo, Walmart, Phone: 479.268.8437, Email
William L. Corfield, Special Investigations Team, Target Corporation, Phone: (904)534-3696, Email
Chief David Currey, Vero Beach Police Department, Phone: 772.978.4610, Email
Chief Michael DeLeo, Tallahassee Police Department, Phone: 850.891.4341, Email
Joseph DiGennaro, S.V.P. Corporate Security, Bank of America, Phone: 561.454-0972, Email
Josh Edelstein
, Divisional Loss Prevention Manager, Publix Supermarkets, Phone: 954.594.2339, Email
Patrick Fairley, Home Depot, Phone: 954.924-2418 Email
Chad Fulton, Duke Energy,Phone: 727.820-5514 Email
Chief Peter Gauntlett
, St. Cloud Police Department, Phone: 417.891.6707, Email
Director Ted Gonzales
, Palm Beach Police Chiefs, Phone: 561.355.3914, Email
John Hawthorne, Senior Loss Prevention Manager, Publix Supermarkets, Phone: 813.334-1150, Email
Ken Hoffman, Dynafire, Phone: 407.637-8018  Email
Bill Kinnebrew, 
Hertz, Phone: 305.870.6319, Email
Chief Kevin Lystad, Miami Shores Police Department, Phone: 305.759.2468, Email
Major Jorge Martin, Miami Police Department, Phone: 305.603.6774, Email
David Mowrey, Corporate Security, Progress Energy, Phone: 727.820-5911, Email
Glen Mowrey, Charlotte-Mecklenburg PD/Retired, Nat’l Law Enforcement Liaison/SIAC, Phone: 704.534.1166, Email
Director Timothy Murfin
, Southeastern Grocers, Phone: 904.370.6108, Email
Bob Neely, Executive Director, Alarm Association of Florida (AAF), Phone: 800.899.2099, Email
Bob Pence, FBI/Retired, The Pence Group, Phone: 303.971.0188, Email
Chief David Perry, Florida State University Police Department, Phone: 850.644.1240, Email
KC Poulin, KKP Security Group, Phone: 727.431-3200, Email
Chief Brian Smith, Juno Beach Police Department, Phone: 561.656.0334, Email
Craig L. Richards, Avis Budget Group, Phone: 954.914.4687, Email
Deputy Chief Charles Vitale
, Clermont Police Department, Phone: 352.394.5588, Email
Dennis Wamsley, Director of Loss Prevention, Publix Supermarkets, Phone: 863.284-5567, Email

The University/Education Chiefs Committee exercises oversight in all K-12 and University campus security and safety matters. Makes recommendations regarding campus safety related legislation, issues and programs to the Board.

Committee Members

Chief Michael Kessie (Chair) – New College Police Department, Phone: (941) 487-4210
Chief Richard Beary – University of Central FL Police Department, Phone: (407) 823-5242
Chief Ed Book – Sante Fe College, Phone: (352) 395-5519
Chief Sean Brammer – Florida Atlantic University, Phone: (561) 297-3503
Director John Bukata – Johnson & Wales University, Phone: (305) 892-7603
Chief Terence Calloway – FAMU, Phone: (850) 599-3256
Chief Alex Casas – Florida International University, Phone: (305) 348-1657
Chief Chris Daniel – USF Tampa, Phone: (813) 974-2972
Major Hector Garcia – Miami-Dade School Police, Phone: (305) 995-2677
Chief David Hendry – University of South Florida, St. Pete, Phone: (727) 873-4475
Chief Richard Holland – Florida Polytechnic University, Phone: (863) 874-8471
Deputy Chief John Houser – Florida Polytechnic University, Phone: (863) 874-8472
Assistant Chief Alphonse Ianniello – Florida International University, Phone: (305) 348-2630
Chief Larry Leon – Palm Beach Schools, Phone: (561) 434-8700
Chief Frank Mackesy – University of North Florida, Phone: (904) 620-4396
Chief Robert L. Matusick – Stetson University Public Safety, Phone: (386) 822-7300
Assistant Chief Brian McNulty/Retired – Keiser University, Phone: (863) 624-2239
Lieutenant Tracey Merritt – Florida Atlantic University, Phone: (561) 262-7467
Chief Ian Moffett – Miami-Dade Schools Police Department, Phone: (305) 995-2677
Chief Steve Moore – Florida Gulf Coast University, Phone: (239) 590-1900
Chief David Perry – Florida State University Police Department, Phone: (850) 644-1240
Chief Linda Stump-Kernick – University of Florida, Phone: (352) 392-5445
Chief John Warren – University of West FL Police Department, Phone: (850) 474-2415