Chief Christopher Summers

Department of Professional Standards

Christopher “Chris” Summers’ Law enforcement career began in 1984, attending the Florida Public Safety Institute.  Upon graduation, he became an officer with the Florida State University Police Department, working in the Patrol unit.

In January 1987, Summers moved to the Tallahassee Police Department and worked throughout the agency including Patrol, Investigations, Accreditation Manager and Team Leader for the Crisis Negotiation team.  He retired as a Captain in 2014. 

Summers then became the Chief of Police at the Tallahassee Community College Police Department.  He was Chief until January 2017, when he accepted an appointment by Sheriff Walt McNeil to become the Chief of the Law Enforcement Department for the Leon County Sheriff’s Office.

Chief Summers received an A.A. degree from Tallahassee Community College and a B.S. degree from Florida State University.

His Police Executive Training includes the Southern Police Institute Administrative Officer’s Course #125 and Chief Executive Seminar Class 48- Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Chief Summers’ affiliations include Past President of the Florida Association of Hostage Negotiators, Past President of the Southern Police Institute Alumni Association and
Board Member for the Tallahassee Community College Alumni and Friends Association.

Chief Summers is happily married with three children, three dogs, two cats and two cockatiels.

He loves outdoor sports including, boating.