- March 1, 2018
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
This month: Chief Barrs is back!
Guest Speaker: Chief Derek Barrs
Chief Derek Barrs is the Chief of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement within the Florida Highway Patrol.
Chief Barrs is a 26-year veteran of law enforcement who has most recently served as the Troop Commander for Troop J within the Florida Highway Patrol. Chief Barrs began his career in law enforcement in 1991 with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy Sheriff. In 2001 he accepted a law enforcement officer position with the Florida Department of Transportation’s Office of Motor Carrier Compliance where rose to the rank of law enforcement captain. Since July 2011, Chief Barrs has been with the Florida Highway Patrol and in October of 2015 he was promoted to the rank of Major, serving as the Troop Commander for Troop J, within the Office of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement.
In 2005, Chief Barrs earned a Life Saving Award and was named the Law Enforcement Officer of Year in 2006. Throughout his career, Chief Barrs has served in many roles, including community and volunteer involvement as well as professional memberships. Chief Barrs has also been serving on the Florida Highway Patrol Promotional Assessment team since 2011. Chief Barrs is an active members of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) and is the recent past Program Chairman for International Roadcheck, a position he has held for three years and is now currently serving as the Committee Chairman for the Enforcement and Industry Modernization Committee within CVSA. The Enforcement and Industry Modernization Committee is designed to identify technological advancements that can be leveraged to improve commercial motor vehicle safety by enhancing the performance, quality and uniformity of commercial motor vehicle inspections.
Chief Barrs holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from Flagler College, where he is an active alumni.
Thursday, March 1, 2018
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
River City Brewing Company (835 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, Florida, 32207)
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