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Captain Greg Policastro


Greg Policastro joined the Lakeland Police Department in February 1989. He began his career in the Uniform Patrol Division, where he also served as a Field Training Officer. In May 1990, he became a detective in the Homicide and Sex Crimes Units of the Criminal Investigation Division.

Greg was promoted to Sergeant in September 1993, where he worked in the Uniform Patrol Division, Community Oriented Policing Section, and the Neighborhood Liaison Squad.

Upon being promoted to Lieutenant in July 1997, he was assigned to the Community Oriented Policing Unit and Special Operations Section before moving to the Special Investigations Section in October of 2000. In August 2003, Greg was promoted to Captain and has served as Commander of the SWAT and Hostage Negotiation Teams, the Uniform Patrol Division as the North District Commander with additional responsibilities, which included the DART program, Neighborhood Liaison Squad and Community Services Unit. Captain Policastro has also served as the Commanding Officer of the Support Service Division with oversight of Communications, Property/Evidence, Records, Human Resources, Training, Recruiting, and Fleet/Facilities. Captain Policastro is presently assigned to the Investigative Services Division where he oversees Criminal Investigation, Special Investigations, Lab Services and Victims Assistance.

Captain Policastro possesses a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology from Towson University and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Baltimore. He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute’s 111th Administrative Officers Course. He achieved the Certified Public Manager designation from Florida State University, and is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police offered by the Police Executive Research Forum.