Command Staff

  1. Chief Derrick Diggs
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CHIEF dERRICK DIGGS


Years in Law Enforcement: 44


Education: 

  • B.A. Political Science and Sociology | Adrian College  
  • M.A. Public Administration | University of Toledo
  • Graduate of FBI National Academy


It is my honor to provide leadership to the men and women of this outstanding police department. The agency consistently demonstrates extraordinary commitment to serving and protecting the citizens of our City, day and night. They work tirelessly to build strong partnerships with our residents, business owners, community leaders and visitors.  Working together, we can accomplish our mission to provide the most effective and efficient law enforcement services in Florida.

DEPUTY CHIEF rANDALL PEPITONE


Years in Law Enforcement: 42


Education: 

  • Graduate of FBI National Academy Session 228


I am honored to have the opportunity to return to the City of Fort Myers to assist Chief Diggs and continue to implement his data-based crime reduction and community engagement strategies.  These methods have proven successful in making the City of Fort Myers a safer and more secure community for all of its residents and visitors.

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Deputy Chief Jeffrey Meyers


Years in Law Enforcement: 29


Education: 

  • B.S. Criminal Justice | Bowling Green State University  
  • Graduate of Northwestern School of Police Staff & Command  
  • Graduate of FBI National Academy Session 228


I am honored to be a part of the Fort Myers Police Department, and the community it serves.  The men and women who make up this department are some of the finest professionals in the country.  It is my belief that by building a partnership based on professionalism, honest conversation, and mutual respect between the police and the citizens served, we as a community can achieve anything.

CAPTAIN Joshua steinman


Years in Law Enforcement: 21


Education: 

  • M.A. Administrations | Barry University

My work with the Fort Myers Police Department began shortly after making the city my home. Being part of a team with the goal of protecting the community and ensuring a safe environment for all continues to inspire me. Community involvement in this effort has been an integral part of our continuing success. Together we ensure that our beautiful city remains a safe place for all to live, work and play. If you should happen to see me at any time, please say hello, as I am always glad to meet members of our community.

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Captain JASON FIELDS


Years in Law Enforcement: 21


Education: 

  • M.S. Criminal Justice | Hodges University

As a 20 year member of the Fort Myers Police Department, I have had the opportunity to grow with the department and the community in which it serves. I am honored to be a part of such a professional organization and work along side an outstanding group of men and women. I believe in the power of networking and community involvement. By working together, we can continue to provide first class services to our citizens and business partners.

CAPTAIN VICTOR MEDICO


Years in Law Enforcement: 21


Education: 

  • M.A. Administration | Barry University
  • Graduate of the FBI National Academy Session 272
  • Graduate of the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute, Senior Leadership Program, Class 17

As a long-time resident of Southwest Florida, I am honored to serve and protect the citizens of our great city. The Fort Myers Police Department is a professional and progressive agency committed to working together with the community in order to provide the highest quality of public service. Together, in partnership with the community, we will continue to make the City of Fort Myers a safe place to live, visit and do business.


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CAPTAIN RICHARD MEEKS


Years in Law Enforcement: 19


Education: 

  • B.A.S. Criminal Justice | Florida Gulf Coast University

It is with great honor to protect and serve the City of Fort Myers residents as a member of the Fort Myers Police Department. I look forward to continuing to build relationships with our community as well as our law enforcement partners. Together, we can ensure that the City of Fort Myers as well as Southwest Florida continues to become safer every day.