TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (December 17, 2013) –
Tallahassee Community College has named Christopher Summers its new chief of police.
Summers succeeds David Hendry.
Summer’s first day at TCC will be January 6,
“TCC is fortunate to have attracted such a
high caliber professional to lead our police department,” said Dr. Teresa
Smith, vice president for administrative services. “Many positive strides were
made under the leadership of Chief Hendry, thus it was imperative that we
employed an individual who would bring the same sense of community policing and
proactive involvement in all matters related to public safety at TCC.”
Summers has 28 years of experience in law
enforcement. He began his career with the FSU Police Department in 1985, and then
continued with the Tallahassee Police Department (TPD) in 1987, working his way
through the ranks from officer to captain. Summers currently commands the
Northern Patrol District along with the Community Policing, Gang and K-9 Units.
At TPD, Summers’ responsibilities have
included patrol, training and criminal investigations. He served as a crisis
negotiator and later the crisis negotiations team leader for the Tactical
Apprehension and Control (TAC) Team.
Summers has a strong background in law
enforcement accreditation and has served as TPD’s accreditation manager. He also
was instrumental in the creation of the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) course
Summers is an instructor with Pat Thomas Law
Enforcement Academy and the Florida Public Safety Institute, and has also been
an adjunct instructor for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in
Glynco, Georgia. He is a graduate of the prestigious Administrative Officers
Course of the Southern Police Institute.
Summers received his Associate in Arts degree
from TCC and his Bachelor of Science in political science from Florida State
University. Currently, he is completing coursework for a graduate degree in justice
administration from the University of Louisville.
“Returning to TCC is a homecoming celebration
for me,” said Summers. “I am very excited to come back to a great institution
and to take an active role in working with many future leaders of our