Sarasota-Manatee Airport Authority
Police Department


Police Chief: James Carlino

Prior to taking over the Sarasota-Manatee Airport Authority Police Department Chief Carlino spent the majority of his career at the Atlanta Police Department. His last assignment was as one of the watch police commander at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, serving over 89 million passengers per year.

Chief Carlino holds a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Leo University. Chief Carlino also has a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice Administration with a concentration in Critical Incident Management from Saint Leo. Currently, Chief Carlino is pursuing his Doctorate degree.

Chief Carlino is a member of several professional organizations, ALEAN - Airport Law Enforcement Agencies Network, The Florida Police Chief's Association (FPCA) and The International Association of Chief's of Police (IACP).


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