TEMPLE TERRACE, Fla. – Robert Staley was sworn in as Deputy Chief of Police of the Temple Terrace Police Department (TTPD) this morning.
Chief of Police Kenneth Albano presided over a promotion ceremony in the Council Chambers of Temple Terrace City Hall that was attended by Mayor Andy Ross, City Council Members Cheri Donohue and Gil Schisler, Interim City Manager Dr. Steve Spina, other law enforcement personnel and City staff as well as Deputy Chief Staley’s friends and family.
“Throughout his 18 years with the Department, Deputy Chief Staley has demonstrated exemplary performance and exceptional leadership abilities in every position he has held,” said Chief Albano. “I am extremely proud of him and look forward to working with him as he begins this new chapter in his career.”
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A third-generation resident of Temple Terrace, Deputy Chief Staley began his affiliation with the Department at age 12 when he joined the Police Explorers under the direction of then TTPD Officer Greg Pauley.
He attended the Police Academy at age 18 and came to work for Temple Terrace the following year.
Pauley, who retired as a Captain after a 30+ year career with the agency, currently serves as the City’s Business Relations Manager and participated in the ceremony.
“Today marks a milestone in my career that is truly humbling,” said Deputy Chief Staley following the ceremony. “I am honored and privileged to work with some of the best law enforcement professionals in the world and look forward to continuing to provide excellent service to the citizens of Temple Terrace.”
Deputy Chief Staley replaces Bernard Seeley, who retired from the position last year.