Department of Criminology alum Lee Bercaw, PhD was named last Friday as chief of the Tampa Police Department. Bercaw served as acting chief of the department during the past six months. He earned his bachelor's degree in criminology and master's degree in criminal justice administration from USF, and his doctorate in criminal justice, with a specialization in homeland security, from Saint Leo University.
In 2016, Bercaw was inducted into the Department of Criminology Wall of Fame as an Outstanding Criminology Ambassador. Bercaw also represents the Department of Criminology on the CBCS Advisory Council.