Command Staff

  1. Chief Derrick Diggs
    Chief Derrick Diggs
Deputy Chief Pepitone

Deputy Chief Randall Pepitone

Years in Law Enforcement: 39

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: 28


  • 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


Years in Law Enforcement: 40


  • J.D. Nova University Law School
  • Graduate of the FBI Academy, Class 92-8
  • Graduate of the FBI Executive Development Institute
  • Member of the Florida Bar

As a culmination of decades of service in municipal, county and Federal law enforcement, I am honored to serve with Chief Diggs and the other members of the Fort Myers Police Department. In my capacity as Inspector General, I will ensure the department continues to provide effective and efficient law enforcement services with integrity and professionalism. 

MAJOR William Newhouse

Years in Law Enforcement: 26


  • 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.


CAPTAIN Joshua steinman

Years in Law Enforcement: 21


  • M.A. Administrations / Barry University

My work with the Fort Myers Police Department began shortly after making the city my home. Being part of a team with the goal of protecting the community and ensuring a safe environment for all continues to inspire me. Community involvement in this effort has been an integral part of our continuing success. Together we ensure that our beautiful city remains a safe place for all to live, work and play. If you should happen to see me at any time, please say hello, as I am always glad to meet members of our community.


Years in Law Enforcement: 21


  • M.S. Criminal Justice/Hodges University

As a 20 year member of the Fort Myers Police Department, I have had the opportunity to grow with the department and the community in which it serves. I am honored to be a part of such a professional organization and work along side an outstanding group of men and women. I believe in the power of networking and community involvement. By working together, we can continue to provide first class services to our citizens and business partners.



Years in Law Enforcement: 20


  • M.A. Administration/Barry University
  • Graduate of the FBI National Academy Session 272
  • Graduate of the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute, Senior Leadership Program, Class 17

As a long-time resident of Southwest Florida, I am honored to serve and protect the citizens of our great city. The Fort Myers Police Department is a professional and progressive agency committed to working together with the community in order to provide the highest quality of public service. Together, in partnership with the community, we will continue to make the City of Fort Myers a safe place to live, visit and do business.