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Tony Pustizzi

Chief of Police (retired) CEO

Chief Pustizzi began his career with the Coral Springs Police Department in 1988. Over his 30-year tenure, he spent most of his time in criminal investigations, including homicide and the special victims’ unit. Additionally, he served on the SWAT team for 15 years, the last eight of which as team commander. He rose through the ranks to ultimately become chief of police in 2012. He also served as the city’s interim city manager and retired in March 2018 as the chief of police/deputy city manager. In January 2019, he came out of retirement to serve as special counsel to the new sheriff of Broward County upon his appointment by the governor of the state of Florida.

Chief Pustizzi has a bachelor’s degree in criminology and law from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in public administration from Florida Atlantic University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the Southern Police Institute Command Officer’s Course and the FBI’s Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar.

Chief Pustizzi has served as state president for the Florida chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates, the chair for the National Benchmark Cities Chief’s Association, an executive board member of the South Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program, and an executive board member of the Broward County Chiefs of Police Association.

As the owner of Four Star Strategies, Inc., Chief Pustizzi conducts training throughout the United States and Canada on school and workplace violence preparedness. He has been a keynote speaker at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia and for the School Safety Advocacy Council.

Community Education Special Guest

58: Effective Prevention of School Shootings, with Chief Tony Pustizzi and Detective Rich Wistocki

Dec. 10, 2021

In the wake of the recent Oxford Michigan High School shooting, the guys from 3CT are joined by their guests, Retired Chief Tony Pustizzi of the Coral Springs (FL) Police Department and Cyber Crimes Detective Rich Wistocki t…