Administrative Staff

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On August 4, 2003 Ross Licata was sworn in as the Chief of Police for the City of Lighthouse Point by Mayor Fred Schorr. Chief Licata began his law enforcement career with the Delray Beach Police Department where he served for over 26 years. During that time he served in patrol, criminal investigations and community policing ultimately rising through the ranks to the position of District Commander where he oversaw a Community Patrol District and the Department’s Support Services Division. Chief Licata holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management from Palm Beach Atlantic University and is a graduate from the 197th Session of the FBI National Academy, the Senior Management Institute for Police (Kennedy School of Government, Harvard) and the 10th Command Officers Development Course (Southern Police Institute, University of Louisville). Chief Licata is a member of the Broward County Chief’s of Police Association, Florida Police Chief’s and International Association of Chief’s of Police.

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Commander Mike Oh began his law enforcement career with the Lighthouse Point Police Department in 1991. During his tenure in Lighthouse Point he has served as Patrol Officer, Marine Patrol Officer, Corporal, Road Patrol Sergeant, Training Sergeant, and Commander of Investigations. Currently he serves as Commander of Road Patrol. Commander Oh holds an Associate of Arts Degree from Hillsborough Community College and is a graduate of the 229th Session of the FBI National Academy, Center for Advanced Criminal Justice Executive Leadership Program, Florida Atlantic University and the FBI Florida Executive Development Program. Commander Oh is an associate member of the Broward County Chief’s of Police Association.

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Commander Jack Vaccaro began his law enforcement career with the Lighthouse Point Police Department in 1992. During his career, he has served as Patrol Officer, Marine Patrol Officer, Community Policing Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Training Sergeant, and Lieutenant. Commander Vaccaro currently serves as Commander of Administrative Services and supervises the Detective Bureau, Crime Prevention, Accreditation, Community Volunteers, Property and Evidence, Training Division, and Communications. Commander Vaccaro holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University. Commander Vaccaro is a graduate of the 249th Session of the FBI National Academy and the Center for Advanced Criminal Justice Executive Leadership Program, Florida Atlantic University, and is an associate member of the Broward County Chief’s of Police Association.

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Sergeant Chris Oh began his Law Enforcement Career with the Lighthouse Point Police Department in 1992. After three years of service, Sgt. Oh served with the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office over a 5.5 year period. During his time with the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, Sgt. Oh served on Patrol, Marine Patrol, Gang Unit, Entry Team, and as a School Resource Officer.  In 2000 Sgt. Oh Returned to the Lighthouse Point Police Department where he has served on Patrol, in the Community Policing Unit, Field Training Officer, Marine Patrol, as a Patrol Sergeant, and currently serves as the Department’s Training Sergeant, Program Manager for the Communications Training program and as the Road Patrol Field Training Coordinator.  Sgt. Oh was awarded Officer of the Year both for the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (1997)  and the Lighthouse Point Police Department in (2003).  Sgt. Oh is a Graduate of the Center for Advanced Criminal Justice Studies, Criminal Justice Executive Leadership Program, Florida Atlantic University.

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Sergeant David Dyess has been in law enforcement for over 20 years. Sgt. Dyess started his career with the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office in 1995. In 2000 Sgt. Dyess joined the Lighthouse Police Department and has served as a Patrol Officer, Detective, Patrol Sergeant, and currently serves as the Sergeant in charge of the Criminal Investigations Division.  Sergeant Dyess has been the Officer of the Year recipient twice during his career with the Lighthouse Point Police Department, first as a road patrol Officer in 2007 and then as a Detective in 2011.

                                                              PATROL SERGEANTS

     getuserpicture                                                             Sergeant David Nuce

    lai                                                               Sergeant Curt Lai

espo                                                            Sergeant Jon Esposito

hancock                                                           Sergeant Kevin Hancock

 

Civilian Staff

 

lenny                                                                 Chief Property Clerk

In July of 1998, Lenny Colasuonno joined the Lighthouse Police Department as the Department’s Chief Property Clerk. Prior to coming to Lighthouse Point, Chief Clerk Colasuonno served for over 20 years with the New York City Port Authority and spent five years at the GTECH Corporation serving in a security role.

 

trudel                                                           Communications Supervisor

As the Communications Supervisor, Heather Trudel supervises 5 full time Station House Officers.  Our communications division is staffed  24 hours a day/ 7 days a week.