Captain Roosevelt "Rocky" 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.