Staff

Chief of Police Michael Kessie
I was born in Chicago, Illinois, and began my police career in 1979 at a police department in Northwest Indiana where I retired as Deputy Chief of Operations after 22 years of service. After moving to Florida in 2002, I worked for the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office and Campus Police. I hold a degree from Indiana University and have attended Command Officer Development School at the Southern Police Institute. I am Chairperson of the Suncoast Technical College Law Enforcement Academy Advisory Board and the Florida Police Chief’s Association University/Education Committee. I am also District One Director for the Florida Police Chief’s Association which covers Hardee, Highlands, DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota County.

Sergeant Christopher Rivett

Sergeant Mike Mahaney 

Sergeant Jennifer Coley

Officer Peter Spees

Officer Kelley Fisher

Officer Adam DeSantis 

Officer Alex Stevenson

Officer Marc Mayoral

Officer Ryan Welch

Officer Roberto Grillo

Senior Police Communications Operator Denise Cooper 

Police Communications Operator John Rice

Police Communications Operator Nathan Wilson

Police Communications Operator Robert Brotherton

Police Communications Operator Michael Guilmette

Administrative Assistant Janet Goodard