Dade City, FL

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Police Chief - Chief James E. Walters


The Chief of Police serves as the chief executive of the Dade City Police Department and is responsible for its day-to-day operations. The position is also responsible for preparing the Department's annual budget. As Department head, the Chief is required to attend weekly staff meetings, bimonthly city commission meetings and events throughout the year. The Chief also functions as the Department's official liaison with various community groups, media outlets and law enforcement entities.

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Lieutenant of Police Operations - Lt. William C. Rowe

Lieutenant of Police Operations who is second in command of the Department. The Operations Lieutenant oversees Uniform Patrol, K-9, School Resource Officers, School Crossing Guards and is responsible for scheduling the patrol officers and sergeants. The Operations Lieutenant is also in charge of procurement and fleet maintenance operations and assists the Chief of Police in preparing and implementing the annual budget.
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Lieutenant of Police Administration - Lt. Robert M. Tungate

The Lieutenant of Police Administration is third in command of the Department and is responsible for the supervision of the Criminal Investigation Division, Forensics, Property Evidence, as well as the Records and Communications Divisions. The Lieutenant of Police Administration also serves as the Public Information Officer and is responsible for agency Recruitment and Professional Standards. He writes, tracks, and manages grants; and supports the annual budget preparation process. 

Executive Assistant to the Chief
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The Dade City Police Department employs one Executive Assistant who works directly for the Chief of Police, assisting with the coordination of all administrative functions of the Police Department.

The position performs complex and responsible administrative work, including functions associated with budget maintenance and expenditure control, communications, records and personnel. She also serves as Local Agency Security and DAVID System Coordinator. The Executive Assistant prepares and composes training records of sworn police officers required to meet Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) standards and regulations.