The City of Titusville, Florida / Police / Retirees / BIO Chief BollingerRetired Police Chief Anthony C Bollinger
Police Chief Tony Bollinger began his career with Titusville Police Department in April 1985 as a Patrol Officer. Chief Bollinger retired in August of 2012. The following are some of his career highlights as he rose through the ranks:
· 1988 - Assigned to the Criminal Investigations Section and worked as a Detective for five years receiving public acclaim for his work on a variety of high-profile cases;
· 1992 - Promoted to the rank of Sergeant and supervised in the Uniformed Patrol Division as a Patrol Squad Sergeant and in the Criminal Investigations Section as the Detective Sergeant;
· 1996 - Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 1996 and worked primarily as the Administrative Lieutenant overseeing the police department budget. He was also responsible for the funding and remodeling of the department’s new police facility;
· 1999 - Promoted to the rank of Commander and assigned as the Administrative Commander over Patrol Operations
· Chief Bollinger also spent eight years on the Emergency Response Team (SWAT), rising through the ranks as a Team Leader and, subsequently, the Team Commander.
· 2002 - Assigned as the Interim Chief of Police;
· 2004 - Promoted to the permanent position as the Titusville Chief of Police after competing with candidates from all over the country during in a nationwide search in an in-depth selection process; and
· 2004 - In addition to his Police Chief responsibilities, Chief Bollinger was asked to be the Interim Support Services Director (Assistant City Manager) for a period of 8 months. As a result of his performance in both roles, he received the prestigious City Manager’s Award in 2005.
Chief Bollinger graduated with honors from Warner Southern College in 1996 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management, and he attained his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Central Florida in 2000. He attended numerous law enforcement-related training seminars and schools, including the prestigious Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy (205th Session), Federal Bureau of Investigation Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (L.E.E.D.S.-#52ndSession ), and the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute (33rd Session). In July 2008 Chief Bollinger completed a fellowship at Harvard University, "Senior Executives in State and Local Government".