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Brian Dugan Chief of Police

December 9, 2019

Brian Dugan
Chief of Police, City of Tampa
Chief Dugan learned the value of community relationships during his 29 years as a Tampa Police officer. He quickly rose through the ranks and was appointed Chief, after leading Tampa through some of its darkest days when a serial killer targeted the Seminole Heights community. Determined to put “bad money” to good use, Chief Dugan implemented a community investment grant program with the use of drug forfeiture funds. During his first year as chief, the department invested in four local non-profits whose missions ranged from empowering underprivileged children through education to providing ex-offenders with employability skills in an effort to reduce recidivism. Chief Dugan earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from West Liberty University and a Master of Public Administration degree from Troy State University. He is a graduate of the prestigious Southern Police Institute’s Command Officers Development Course. In 2014, he attended the Senior Management Institute for Police. He is a Leadership Tampa graduate and is a member of several professional associations, including the Tampa Bay Area Chiefs of Police Association, Florida Police Chiefs Association, International Association of Chiefs of Police, National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives, National Association of the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and Police Executive Research Forum.