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The New Blue: A Conversation with Chief Derrick Diggs

August 7, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Chief Diggs came to Fort Myers a year ago. This is your chance to hear what he has done to improve the safety of our community and what his plans are for the future.

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In “The New Blue,” Chief Diggs will discuss the current changes and future goals he has for the Fort Myers Police force.

Derrick Diggs was hired to lead the Fort Myers Police Department as Chief on August 15, 2016. Prior to his appointment with Fort Myers, Chief Diggs served as a professional law enforcement manager and administrator for the Toledo (Ohio) Police Department. During his forty years with the department, he rose through the ranks and was appointed Chief of the Toledo Police Department on October 21, 2011.

During his career, Chief Diggs has worked in Investigative Services, Field Operations Support Services, Internal Affairs, Recruitment, Public Affairs, Community Affairs, Vice Narcotics, and was a member of the Special Weapons & Tactics Team.

Chief Diggs developed the Toledo Police Department’s Mountain Bike Unit and the Gang Task Force Unit. He also implemented several Community Oriented Policing programs and Neighborhood and Park Watch programs for the City of Toledo.

Chief Derrick Diggs has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Sociology from Adrian College (Adrian, Michigan), and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from The University of Toledo.

Chief Diggs is currently a member of the FBI National Academy, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, Police Executive Research Forum, and the Florida Police Chiefs Association. Chief Diggs serves as a Board member on the Region 10 Training Council Board for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

FREE. Registration required.


August 7, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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