FMPD’s Diggs, LCSO’s Marceno, to speak at FSW panel on law enforcement

Lee Herald Favicon 16Fort Myers Police Chief Derrick Diggs will join Lee County Undersheriff Carmine Marceno for a panel discussion about critical issues facing law enforcement.

The event will take place at Florida SouthWestern State College’s Edison Campus on January 25 as part of the school’s Critical Thinking Lecture Series.

“We are excited to have Chief Diggs and Undersherriff Marceno share their experiences and provide real-life examples of how law enforcement officers use problem solving skills on a day-to-day basis,” said FSW Associate Vice President Dr. Eileen DeLuca.

In 2016 Diggs took over as chief of a department in turmoil as an independent report by the Freeh Group revealed serious issues, including alleged officer misconduct. Diggs was brought in by the city council to address these issues and follow the recommendations set out in the Freeh Group’s report.

The chief is a 37-year law enforcement veteran who began his career in the Toledo, Ohio Police Department. He worked his way up from patrolman to deputy chief before becoming Chief of Police for the department in 2011 and holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Toledo.

Diggs will be joined on the panel by Undersheriff Carmine Marceno, who has served in law enforcement for 22 years and recently graduated from the FBI National Academy. Marceno is the second in command to Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott.

The event begins at 11 a.m. on January 25 in building U-102 on FSW’s Thomas Edison campus in Fort Myers.

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