Fla. (January 8, 2014) – Tallahassee Community College has officially sworn-in
its new Chief of Police, Christopher Summers. Summers succeeds David Hendry.
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.”
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.
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.
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 in Tallahassee.
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.
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
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 community.”