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Captain Roosevelt "Rocky" Ratliff

Captain Roosevelt Ratliff Captain Roosevelt "Rocky" Ratliff, III has been a member of the Tampa Police Department since 1989.  During his tenure, he has served in all three Patrol Districts.  His assignments consisted of Field Training Officer, Community Policing Firehouse Cop, as well as Supervisor of the Crime Prevention Unit.  He currently serves as the Sector A Commander in District One.  As the Sector A Commander, Captain Ratliff oversees various communities surrounding the Raymond James Stadium.

He continues to serve as the Incident Commander and Liaison to the Parks and Recreation Department for all Inner-city initiatives occurring in the City of Tampa parks.  Captain Ratliff currently serves on the Mayor's African American Advisory Council and the Tampa Police Department's Black History Committee.  He is also involved in mentoring programs for youth throughout the City of Tampa.  One particular mentoring program, the Gentlemen's Club, was structured by Captain Ratliff along with his Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and instituted at Just Elementary to engage and mentor fourth and fifth grade young males.  This program, which currently has twenty participants, has been vital in helping young men develop proper life skills to help them transition into positive, productive men in society.

Captain Ratliff is a native Floridian.  He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminology from St. Leo University and is a graduate of the prestigious Southern Police Institute.  He is also a certified Crime Prevention Practitioner.