THOMAS G. TITTLE is a retired Captain with the Marion County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office. Captain Tittle became a member of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in 1977 and was assigned to the Civil Division. Since then he has held assignments within the following areas: Patrol Division, Street Crimes, Property Crimes, Major Crimes, Training Director, Community Relations, D.A.R.E. Officer, Drug Unit and Communications. Prior to the Juvenile Division, Captain Tittle was in charge of a District Station where he supervised uniformed patrol officers and a district detective. Additionally, he was on the S.W.A.T. for 13 years with his last assignment as a Team Leader. During Captain Tittle’s tenure in investigations, he has investigated numerous major crimes, drug cases and property crimes, including, but not limited to: sexual assaults (children and adults), child abuse, robberies, suicides, death investigations, crimes against persons, and vice cases. Captain Tittle holds an Associate of Arts degree from Central Florida Community College in Ocala, Florida. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute in Louisville, Kentucky. He has attended numerous courses in Death Investigations, Sex Crimes, DEA School, Sniper school, SWAT courses and Domestic Relations. Captain Tittle is an adjunct instructor at the Central Florida Community’s Criminal Justice Institute where he has instructed firearms, driving, domestic violence, crisis intervention and interviews & interrogations techniques and crimes against the elderly. Captain Tittle has had articles published in; The Florida Police Chief, American Police Beat and Inside School Safety and has self-published six law enforcement training manuals.
BRIAN J. JARVIS is a police professional with over thirty years of experience in law enforcement and investigations who retired in 2008 at the rank of Chief of Police. Chief Jarvis began his law enforcement career in 1978 with the Town of Newburgh (NY) Police Department. Shortly after graduating from the Rockland County Police Academy, he was assigned to the Patrol Division. Chief Jarvis later relocated in the State ofFlorida and became a sworn deputy with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office inOcala, FL.
While in Marion County, Chief Jarvis served as a Patrol Deputy, Criminal Investigator, Sergeant and Major Crimes Supervisor. During his time working in Major Crimes, Chief Jarvis was responsible for the investigation and supervision of Major Crime Scenes which include, but are not limited to homicides, sexual assaults, kidnappings, armed robberies, bank robberies, home invasions, car jackings, aircraft crashes, train / pedestrian fatalities,suicides, child abuse and neglect, and officer involved shootings involving death.
In addition to major crimes, Chief Jarvis has been assigned to investigative units that were responsible for the investigation of property crimes, such as auto thefts, larcenies and burglaries, and white-collar crimes, including forgery, fraud, embezzlement, bribery and extortion.
Chief Jarvis returned to the State of New York and assumed the position of Chief of Police for the Town of Chester until his retirement in 2008.
Chief Jarvis holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Systems from the University of Phoenix and attended the Associates of Arts program in Criminal Justice at Central Florida Community College. He has also attended several courses on Major Crime Investigations, including Practical HomicideInvestigation and Sex Crime Investigations offered by the University of North Florida, and Basic and Advanced Computer Crime Investigations offered by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Organized Crime Institute.
Chief Jarvis has also been a member of the International Association of Chiefs’ of Police (IACP), New York State Police Juvenile Officer’s Association, Mid-HudsonCrime Prevention Association, NYS Association of Chiefs’ of Police, Past President of the Police Chiefs’ Association of Orange County, and a foundingmember of the Orange County Law Enforcement Training Institute. He has also been a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA).
Additionally, Chief Jarvis also served as a liaison for the National Institute of Health assisting on a study of the long-term effects of child sexual abuse and worked closely with the Rape Crisis-Spouse Abuse Center in Ocala Florida. He also participated in a four-year project to research police records management systems in North America.
Chief Jarvis is a published author and currently instructs on a national level for Public Agency Training Council (PATC). He is a pilot and volunteers for Angel Flight Southeast.