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Christopher Summers sworn-in as new TCC chief of police

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