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Jeffrey Tambasco to Serve as Chief of Police

The City of Fernandina Beach is pleased to announce that Interim Police Chief Jeff Tambasco will be promoted to Police Chief. He will assume command of the 42 sworn officers and 7 support staff of the Fernandina Beach Police Department (FBPD).

“I have full faith and confidence that the professionalism and integrity instilled in the Police Department by his predecessors will continue with Chief Tambasco at the helm,” said City Manager Ty Ross, who was responsible for making the appointment.

Tambasco, who came to us with over 25 years of law enforcement experience, started with the FBPD in June, 2021, serving in the role of second-in-command, creating policy, managing the budget, and managing day-to-day operations.

Before joining FBPD, Tambasco retired from the Kissimmee Police Department as a Captain, and since his retirement had served as the Desoto County (FL) Emergency Manager.

Outside of work, Tambasco enjoys spending time with Candy, his wife of almost 20 years, their three children, and five grandchildren.

Says Tambasco, “I am completely honored to be given this opportunity, and I do not take this position lightly. My goal is for our agency to continue to be the best in NE Florida, develop our future leaders and foster a culture of unity and support both within our agency and with the wonderful community in which we are fortunate to serve.”

Jeff Tambasco Headshot
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