October 2017

Paul Dezzi
Fire Chief, Town of Longboat Key, FL

Paul Dezzi will be speaking about:
Hurricane Irma – Response and Recovery

(Purchase tickets here)

Paul Dezzi joined the Town of Longboat Fire Rescue Department in July 2009 as a Deputy Chief/Shift Commander and in 2010 was appointed as the Town’s Fire Chief.  Chief Dezzi has been in the fire service since 1982 where he was a volunteer and hired as a professional firefighter in 1984.  He served Sarasota County for over twenty-five years before retiring at the rank of Assistant Fire Chief.  As Chief, he directs a department of 33 professional Firefighters and Paramedics, Fire Marshal and administrative personnel.

Pete Cumming
Police Chief, Town of Longboat Key, FL

Pete Cumming will be speaking about:
Security on Longboat Key

Police Chief Pete Cumming has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social and Criminal Justice from Ashford University and is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute.  He began his law enforcement career 35 years ago as a deputy sheriff in Sarasota County.  After nearly 9 years of service with the Sarasota Sheriff’s Office Chief Cumming was appointed as a Special Agent with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).  Chief Cumming spent the following 20 years serving Florida’s citizens investigating the full range of organized crime and crimes of violence throughout the state.  Chief Cumming was responsible for coordinating an integrated approach to criminal investigation and crime suppression, creating partnerships with other state, local and federal agencies targeting crime on a multi-jurisdictional level.  Chief Cumming was hired by the Longboat Key Police Department in March 2008 with the rank of Patrol Captain.  In May of 2012 Chief Cumming accepted the appointment as the Department’s 9th Police Chief.


Paul Dezzi and Pete Cumming will be speaking at the meeting
on October 11, 2017 regarding:

Hurricane Irma – Response and Recovery
Security on Longboat Key
Fire Programs for Residents
CARE Program and others

Tickets are available for purchase here