A Conversation with Fort Myers Police Chief Derrick Diggs
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Police Chief Derrick Diggs will be holding a seminar about community safety and his plans are for the future. There will also be an open forum for a chance to ask your questions about specific issues in the city. “The New Blue,” Chief Diggs will discuss the current changes and future goals he has for the Fort Myers Police force.
Chief Diggs’ Background
Derrick Diggs was hired as Chief of Police on August 15, 2016. Prior to this, Chief Diggs served as a professional law enforcement manager and administrator for the Toledo Police Department. During his forty years with the department he also served Chief of the Toledo Police Department.
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 B.A. 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. He is also a Board member on the Region 10 Training Council Board for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
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For an update on issues in Fort Myers, see our story HERE