Command Staff

  1. Chief Derrick Diggs
    Chief Derrick Diggs
Deputy Chief Pepitone

Deputy Chief Randall Pepitone

Years in Law Enforcement: 38

Retired From: Toledo (OH) Police Department

Education: Graduate of FBI National Academy Session 228

I am proud to have joined Chief Derrick Diggs to assist in implementing his crime reduction and prevention strategies to make the City of Fort Myers a safer community for all of its citizens. In so doing, I have become a member of a group of highly motivated men and women who are dedicated to protecting and serving the citizens of our city.

Deputy Chief Jeffrey Meyers

Years in Law Enforcement: 27

Retired From: South Euclid (OH) Police Department


  • B.S. Criminal Justice/Bowling Green State University  
  • Graduate of Northwestern School of Police Staff & Command  
  • Graduate of FBI National Academy Session 228

I am honored to be a part of the Fort Myers Police Department, and the community it serves.  The men and women who make up this department are some of the finest professionals in the country.  It is my belief that by building a partnership based on professionalism, honest conversation, and mutual respect between the police and the citizens served, we as a community can achieve anything.

Deputy Chief Meyers
Captain Rodriguez

Captain Jay Rodriguez

Years in Law Enforcement: 20


  • B.A. Public Administration/Barry University
  • Graduate of FBI National Academy Session 264

Military Service: USCG, Petty Officer 3rd Class, Six Years

It has truly been a privilege serving the citizens of Fort Myers for over twenty years.  Our men and women are some of the finest law enforcement officers in the country and I am honored to work alongside them to make the City of Fort Myers a safe and peaceful place to live, work and visit.

Captain William Newhouse

Years in Law Enforcement: 24


  • B.A.S. Public Safety Administration/Edison State
  • M.A. Management & Leadership/Webster University
  • Graduate of the 126th Administrative Officers Course / Southern Police Institute

I consider it a great honor and privilege to serve the citizens of Fort Myers.  There is no limit to the success we can accomplish with the help of our community partners.