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The University Police Patrol Division is composed of four patrol shifts and two Residential Officers. Each shift is composed of four to five sworn officers, and supervised by a sergeant and a corporal. The four shifts operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. . All officers are certified law enforcement officers, meeting the minimum standards of training required by Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission. Patrol's responsibilities include responding and investigating all criminal incidents occurring within the boundaries of the University of South Florida property, as well as traffic enforcement, and other non-criminal complaints. To report Hate Crimes, please contact our agency immediately. As representatives of the University, we also provide a multitude of services not ordinarily offered by police agencies. Each shift places a minimum of three marked patrol cars with uniformed officers on the street each day and also patrols using a number of other methods. Additional members of the shift may spend their shift working in plain clothes, foot patrol, bicycle patrol, boat patrol, or golf cart patrol. The four patrol shifts and Residential Officers are under the command of two patrol lieutenants.

Meet the Patrol Lieutenants:
Chris Daniel is a member of the command staff, serving as one of two Lieutenants within the Patrol Division. He has worked for USFPD since 1988, after having served for three years as a patrol officer with the Florida Marine Patrol in Indian River and Pinellas counties. Lieutenant Daniel started with USFPD as a patrol officer, responding to calls for service and investigating criminal activities in all areas of the university. In 1991 he was promoted to Corporal, a position of first line supervision. He continued to participate in patrol-related activities while supervising a shift of officers until his promotion to the position of Patrol Lieutenant in 1993. He is a 2000 graduate of the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute's Senior Leadership Program (Class #7).
Lieutenant Daniel is the management representative responsible for administrating the operational functions of the day shift patrol officers. In this capacity he supervises Patrol Sergeants and Corporals, while ensuring that day-to-day operational objectives are being met. Lieutenant Daniel also has responsibility for the Marine Enforcement Unit, as well as grant writing activities. Other responsibilities include equipment requisition and maintenance, planning of strategic enforcement efforts, direction of emergency response procedures, and the coordination of field training operations. Lt. Daniel conducts daily review of all written reports generated within the patrol division, while ensuring that all investigative leads are pursued. Furthermore, he has the responsibility of investigating complaints lodged against officers falling under his command.

Donna Rodgers is a member of the Command Staff serving as one of two Patrol Division Lieutenants. She has worked for USFPD since 1984, and has served at many levels in many different capacities. Lt. Rodgers is a R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense Program) instructor, an Advanced R.A.D. Instructor and an Instructor Trainer of R.A.D. She is also certified as a trainer in the use of the ASP tactical baton. Lt. Rodgers is I.P.M.B.A. (International Police Mountain Bike Association) certified and served as the Bike Squad Sergeant until her promotion to Lieutenant in October of 2000.
Lt. Rodgers is the management representative responsible for administrating the operational functions of the midnight shift patrol officers and the Residential Officers. In this capacity she supervises Patrol Sergeants and Corporals, while ensuring that day-to-day operational objectives are being met. Other responsibilities include equipment requisition and maintenance, planning of strategic enforcement efforts, directing emergency response procedures, and the coordination of field training operations. Lt. Rodgers also conducts daily review of all written reports generated within the patrol division, while ensuring that all investigative leads are pursued. Furthermore, she has the responsibility of investigating complaints lodged against officers falling under her command. Lt. Rodgers participates in M.A.G.T.F. (Multi Agency Gang Task Force) call outs and serves as the department's Equal Opportunity Affairs coordinator.

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