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.