SARASOTA, Fla. -- July 24, 2017 -- 10:30 a.m.
On Friday, July 28, 2017 at 11 a.m., Chief Bernadette DiPino will hold a swearing-in ceremony for five (5) new Officers. The ceremony will be held in the 2nd Floor Community Room at the Sarasota Police Department, 2099 Adams Lane, Sarasota. Friends, family, community members and media are encouraged to attend the ceremony.
The following Officers will join the Sarasota Police Department as 2nd Class Probation:
· Officer Ridge Collins
o Officer Collins was born in Ohio and moved to Florida when he was 15. He graduated from Manatee School for the Arts and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Keiser University.
· Officer Timothy Dederick
o Officer Dederick was born in Pennsylvania and graduated from Emmanuel Christian School in Indiana. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Welch College. Before joining Sarasota P.D., he served as a Police Officer with the Metro Nashville Police Department and served as a Deputy with Escambia County Sheriff’s Office in Pensacola.
· Officer Julius Gonzalez
o Officer Gonzalez was born and raised in Sarasota and graduated from Sarasota High School. He received his Law Enforcement Officer Training from the Criminal Justice Academy at Suncoast Technical College.
· Officer Mathieu Navajas
o Officer Navajas was born and raised in the southwest region of France. He received his Law Enforcement Officer Training from the Criminal Justice Academy at Manatee Technical College. Before joining Sarasota P.D., he served as a Police Officer in Paris, France and as a Security Officer at State College of Florida.
· Officer Adam Wrzesinski
o Officer Wrzesinski has a Bachelor’s Degree from Rutgers University and a Masters in Criminal Justice from Rutgers School of Criminal Justice. He completed training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in New Mexico and graduated from the Criminal Investigator Program in Georgia.
Sarasota Police Department
The Sarasota Police Department utilizes a proactive, intelligence led law enforcement strategy to prevent and reduce crime. Our mission: Professional, dedicated police service in partnership with our community. For more information about our department, visit www.sarasotapd.org