THOMAS G. TITTLE is a retired Captain with the Marion
County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office. Captain Tittle became a member of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in 1977 and
was assigned to the Civil Division. Since then he has held assignments within the following areas: Patrol
Division, Street Crimes, Property Crimes, Major Crimes, Training Director, Community Relations, D.A.R.E. Officer,
Drug Unit and Communications. Prior to the Juvenile Division, Captain Tittle was in charge of a District Station
where he supervised uniformed patrol officers and a district detective. Additionally, he was on the S.W.A.T. for
13 years with his last assignment as a Team Leader. During Captain Tittle’s tenure in investigations, he has
investigated numerous major crimes, drug cases and property crimes, including, but not limited to: sexual assaults
(children and adults), child abuse, robberies, suicides, death investigations, crimes against persons, and vice
cases. Captain Tittle holds an Associate of Arts degree from Central Florida Community College in Ocala, Florida.
He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida. Additionally,
he is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute in Louisville, Kentucky. He has attended numerous courses in
Death Investigations, Sex Crimes, DEA School, Sniper school, SWAT courses and Domestic Relations. Captain Tittle
is an adjunct instructor at the Central Florida Community’s Criminal Justice Institute where he has instructed
firearms, driving, domestic violence, crisis intervention and interviews & interrogations techniques and crimes
against the elderly. Captain Tittle has had articles published in; The Florida Police Chief, American Police Beat
and Inside School Safety and has self-published six law enforcement training manuals.
BRIAN J. JARVIS is a police professional with thirty
years of experience in law enforcement and investigations, retiring in 2008 at the rank of Chief of Police. Prior
to being appointed as the Chief of Police for the Town of Chester in 1998, he served ten years working for
Municipalities in Orange County, New York, and ten years in the State of Florida, where he was employed as an
Investigative Sergeant in charge of Major Crime Investigations.
Chief Jarvis was responsible for the investigation and supervision of Major Crime
Scenes which include, homicides, sexual assaults, kidnappings, armed robberies, bank robberies, home invasions,
carjackings, aircraft crashes, train / pedestrian fatalities, suicides, child abuse and neglect, and officer
involved shootings involving death.
Chief Jarvis holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Systems from the
University of Phoenix. He also attended the Associates of Arts program in Criminal Justice at Central Florida
Community College from 1987 - 1991. He has also attended several courses on Major Crime Investigations, including
Practical Homicide Investigation and Sex Crime Investigations offered by the University of North Florida, and Basic
and Advanced Computer Crime Investigations offered by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Organized Crime
In addition to serving as Chief of Police, Chief Jarvis has also been a member of the
International Association of Chief’s of Police (IACP), New York State Police Juvenile Officer’s Association, NYS
Association of Chiefs’ of Police, Past President of the Police Chiefs’ Association of Orange County, and a founding
member of the Orange County Law Enforcement Training Institute. He is also an active member in the International
Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA).
Chief Jarvis is a published author, having written a story for “American Blue”, Varro
Press Publishing, Ed Nowicki Editor (All proceeds benefit the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington D.C.).
He has also published several law enforcement training manuals. Brian is a pilot and serves as a volunteer for
Angel Flight Southeast.