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A Graduate of Tarpon Springs High School class of 1984, served in the United States Air Force as a Security Police officer from 1987 – 1991. Worked as Patrol Deputy with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office in 1993 when he came back home to serve on the City of Tarpon Springs Police Department.
Since joining the Tarpon Springs Police Department in November 1993, he has been a patrol officer, certified SRO and DARE instructor, TAC Officer (street level narcotics unit), and Detective. Promoted to Sergeant in 1999 serving as a Patrol Sergeant then Administrative Sergeant. Promoted to Captain in 2006 serving as Operations Captain then Administrative Captain, and in 2014 as Administrative Major.
Educational accomplishments include earning his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from St Petersburg Junior College, Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Florida Metropolitan University, and a Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Education from the University of Virginia.
Professional accomplishments include attending and graduating from the prestigious FBI National Academy, session #247. Graduate of the University of Louisville’s SPI Command Officers Development Course class #25. Graduate of FDLE’s Chief Executive Seminar class #48 and a member of Leadership Pinellas, class of 2018.
Chief Young is a member of the following organizations: • FBI National Academy Association (Florida Chapter) • International Association of Chiefs of Police • Florida Police Chiefs Association • Florida Sheriffs Association • Tampa Bay Area Chiefs of Police Association • Past: Secretary Treasurer, Vice President and President of the Tampa Bay Area Chiefs of Police Education & Research Foundation (501c3) • Board member of the Tampa Bay Area Chiefs of Police Education & Research Foundation • Member of the Pinellas Police Standards Council • NASRO / FASRO Married to his wife for over 32 years, they have 2 adult daughters, both are married and 1 adult son.
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