Chief of Police at Santa Fe College, Gainesville, Florida since 2011. He also serves as the College Emergency Manager and on the Behavioral Intervention Team. An adjunct instructor teaching in the Bachelors of Science Organizational Management program and to public safety recruits. Law Enforcement History – A 36+ year Law Enforcement official retiring previously from…

James N. Cruse Jr. “Jamie”, has nearly than 30 years of Law Enforcement experience serving. Chief Cruse served 22 years in Law Enforcement before becoming Chief of the Perry Police Department in 2015. He served briefly as a Deputy Sheriff prior to his employment with the Perry Police Department in 1994. Chief Cruse has risen…

Charlie began his Law Enforcement career in 1993 as a Dispatcher for the Houston (Texas) Police Department. In 1995, he was sworn in as a Police Officer and served for the next 22 years with HPD earning the ranks Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain before being appointed to Assistant Chief in 2013. His various assignments included…

Chief Rob Hicks has over 30 years of progressive law enforcement experience; proudly serving the citizens of the City of Leesburg and the Leesburg Police Department for the past 25 years.  He has held almost every rank and duty assignment within the department prior to being appointed Chief in 2014. He is also a proud…

DBPD Police Chief Javaro Sims was born in the City of Boynton Beach, Florida. He is a graduate of Lake Worth Community High School, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) in Tallahassee, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and Parks and Recreation. Chief Sims earned a Master of Science degree…

John Barkley became the Chief of the Treasure Island Police Department in March of 2020. Treasure Island is one of the barrier islands in Pinellas County and is part of the Greater Tampa Bay area. Chief Barkley previously spent 30 years with the Naples Police Department retiring in February of 2020. Chief Barkley holds his…

Chief Kipp Shimpeno became the Chief of the Pembroke Pines Police Department in January of 2019 and has served with the department for over 27 years.  The department is composed of over 400 sworn and civilian employees and provides service to over 172,000 residents in southeastern Florida.  Prior to joining the department, Chief Shimpeno earned…

Robert Bage was born and raised in Miami, FL.  After graduating from North Miami Senior high school in 1994, he enlisted in the United States Navy for three years and then joined the United States Border Patrol for a year. However, he missed his hometown and left the Border Patrol for the North Miami Police…

Shawn Chamberlain is the Chief of Police at the Lee County Port Authority.  The Port Authority oversees the operations of Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) and Page Field (FMY), both located in the Fort Myers area.  The LCPA Police Department has approximately 80 employees, both sworn law enforcement and civilian staff.  While the entire mission…

Robert “Jesse” Godfrey has been the Chief of Police for the Ormond Beach Police Department since 2016. Over the past thirty-three years, Jesse served as an Ormond Beach Police Officer for a little over a year in the late 1980’s before going to work for Daytona Beach Police Department where he retired after 21 years…