The Fort Pierce Police Department is pleased to introduce our new Chief of Police, Chief Diane Hobley-Burney. Chief Hobley-Burney is a 27 year veteran of the Tampa Police Department and the former commander of Tampa Police Department District 3. She is a graduate of Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, Florida. Chief Hobley-Burney earned a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration on Critical Incident Management and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology. Chief Hobley-Burney is also a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police, Executive Strategic Management course sponsored by the Police Executive Research Forum.
As the Commander of Tampa Police Department Patrol District 3, Chief Hobley-Burney lead 247 officers and seven civilians as they provided services to a very diverse community that is the home to 77,000 residents and businesses. District 3 is 24 square miles, which is slightly larger than the City of Fort Pierce. Chief Diane Hobley-Burney brings with her a strong foundation in Community Orientated Policing and she believes in building and maintaining positive relationships within the community through self-initiated proactive measures. Her emphasis on community and youth along with her vast experience in all areas of policing will greatly benefit the City of Fort Pierce and the Fort Pierce Police Department.
Deputy Chief Frank J. Amandro has been with the department since 1994. He holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Lynn University (Boca Raton, FL) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from St. John’s University (Jamaica Queens, NY). He is the Emergency Management Director for the city for all man-made and natural disasters. Interim Chief Amandro is a graduate from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy (221st Session) and Florida’s Executive Development Seminar and Leadership St. Lucie. In addition, he is a member of the Treasure Coast Chiefs and Sheriffs Association and the Florida Emergency Preparation Association.
Lieutenant Katherine England started her career in Law enforcement at the Fort Pierce Police Department in February of 1991. She followed in the footsteps of her grandfather and father who also were at the Fort Pierce Police Department. Lieutenant England has a Master’s Degree in Political Science from Troy State University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Nova Southeastern University and an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Indian River State College. Lt. England graduated from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement/ Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute’s Senior Leadership Class #12. Lieutenant England has been a board member of the Criminal Justice and Standards Training Commission Region XI for approximately 8 years. Lieutenant England is also a member of National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE). Lieutenant England is an adjunct instructor for Indian River State College. Lieutenant England is active in her church in downtown Fort Pierce and is a member of their praise and worship team. Lieutenant England volunteers her time with her membership in the Royal Palms of St. Lucie who are devoted to improving the lives of women and children within our community.