SARASOTA, Fla. – August 28, 2014 – 8 a.m.
Sarasota Police Chief Bernadette DiPino has been selected to serve and represent Florida law enforcement on two prestigious committees. Chief DiPino will serve on the Executive Committee for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and will also serve as the Florida representative on the State Associations of Chiefs of Police (SACOP).
Chief DiPino will oversee the Board of Directors for the IACP and will represent Florida and facilitate the exchange of information both to leadership and policy makers in law enforcement. Chief DiPino will serve and work to create policy guidance on timely and relevant topics in law enforcement and facilitate and encourage dialogue between local law enforcement and state and federal partners. Chief DiPino will also interact with government leaders to establish best practices and policies among law enforcement throughout the country.
"This is a great honor to have both these opportunities. They give me a chance to interact with our national leaders to help the development of policy and best practices in law enforcement," said Chief DiPino. "This is an opportunity to learn and share police tactics, strategies and initiatives with law enforcement from around the world. It’s a great opportunity and honor to serve in these roles."
This isn’t the first time Chief DiPino has been appointed to these positions; she served during her time as Chief in Ocean City, Maryland where she was able to draft ordinances referencing against the use of spice.