Current Fellows

Christopher Carita

Bloomberg Fellow

Christopher Carita - Fort Lauderdale Police Department – Fort Lauderdale, FL Christopher joined the Fort Lauderdale Police Department in June of 2009 where has earned 14 Department Commendations and 6 Public Commendations for exemplary police work. He has served in various roles, from patrol, to street narcotics, to burglary/robbery investigations, and currently serves as a Detective with the Special Investigations Threat Response Unit. Christopher investigates mass casualty threats (schools, churches, workplace, etc.), political violence, and extremist groups. He has initiated numerous investigations, identifying pattern offenders and threats to public safety, compiling strong criminal cases in cooperation with the State Attorney’s Office.

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department serves the largest city in Broward County, Florida with over 180,000 full-time residents. The City of Fort Lauderdale is the county seat for Broward County. The Fort Lauderdale Police Department serves the over 16.8 million visitors that the area receives annually. As a mid-sized police department, with 500 sworn officers, the department undertakes the complicated job of serving an enormous and incredibly diverse population that is constantly in flux.

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