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Steve Papola

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A 20 year retired veteran of the NYPD, assigned to Patrol Borough’s Manhattan South, Brooklyn North, Operation Night Light, Community Based Response Team, Kings County Special Investigations Unit, Brooklyn North Task Force, Disorder Control Unit, IDTU (Intoxicated Driver Technician), Brooklyn North Task Force DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) Driving Enforcement Unit, Post September 11 Anti -Terrorist COBRA (Chemical, Ordinance, Biological, Radiological Action Team), United States Environmental Protection Agency Certified – Emergency Response to Hazardous Material Incidents .

Post September 11 Rescue Responder, responded to the September 11 World Trade Center Attacks assigned to Ground Zero for a period of 120 days and the Staten Island Fresh Kills Land Fill Forensics Recovery Detail for a period of 65 days.


Upon Retiring from the NYPD in February of 2005, relocated to Florida and became a Certified Florida Law Enforcement Officer through the Saint Petersburg College – South Eastern Public Safety Institute. Served with the Pinellas County Schools Police as a Police Investigator, investigating cases of Juvenile Criminal Activity and Providing Security Services to the Pinellas County Board of Education. 


Upon leaving the Pinellas County School Police Department, became a Pasco County Deputy Sheriff and served as a Deputy Sheriff, Bailiff, and SIRT Team Member. Served in various positions including Road Patrol, Investigations, Court Services Bureau (Bailiff) and The Special Incident Response Team (SIRT). Served as SIRT Team Member in the 2012 Republican National Convention in concert with Tampa Police Department SIRT Team Unit.


Height: 510

Weight: 228

Current State Licenses:

State Florida Private Investigator (C 2500592)

State of Florida Security Officer (D 2513379)

State of Florida State Wide Firearms (G 2502324)


Protective Detail Specialist – Select International

Law Enforcement Equivalency of Training – St. Petersburg College – SouthEastern Public Safety Institute.

The Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Training (CJSTC) Basic Recruit Certification   

New York City Police Department - Police Academy – Law Enforcement Training Graduate Certification in Police Sciences, Law, Physical Education and Fire Arms.

Additional Training / Certifications:

TASER X-26 Non-Lethal Electronic Control Device

Patrol Carbine Training – Pasco Sheriff’s Office

Hostage Negotiations (CJSTC) Advanced Course – St. Petersburg College (SEPSI)

Interviews and Interrogations Advanced Training Course – Pasco Hernando Community College

CJSTC Certification.

Officer Involved Shootings – Fraternal Order of Police – Florida State Lodge

Field Force Operations (SIRT) – Center for Domestic Preparedness (FEMA)

Advanced Domestic Violence Training – Pasco Sheriff’s Office    

NYPD Auto Crime Division – Organized Crime Control Bureau – Advanced Training in the Field of Auto Crime and Fraud.

NYPD Latent Finger Print Unit – Certified Latent Finger Print Technician

US Department of Justice (FBI) – Certified Basic Latent Print Processing

NYPD High Way Patrol District – Stationary Radar Operator Speed Measurement Specialist

New York State Department of Health – Breath Analysis Operator - Intoxilyzer 5000 EN

US Environmental Protection Agency – Emergency Response To Hazardous Material Incidents Certification

NYPD COBRA Team - Mass Casualty Weapons Detection and Identification, Chemical Threats, Explosive Devises, Agent Dissemination Personal Protective Equipment, Decontamination, Incident Command System certification.


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