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City council to recognize Sanibel deputy police chief

By Staff | Feb 26, 2020

PHOTO PROVIDED Deputy Police Chief Anthony Thompson

Sanibel Deputy Police Chief Anthony Thompson will be recognized by the Sanibel City Council on March 3 at 9 a.m. at City Hall, at 800 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, for earning his doctorate degree.

All are welcome to attend.

Thompson earned a doctorate in Business Administration from Saint Leo University.

His dissertation is titled “Procedural Justice and Ethical Leadership: The Impact Each has on Employee Organizational Citizenship Behaviors.” The study explored how procedural justice and ethical leadership blend or combine to influence organizational citizenship behaviors that impact individual and organizational performance. The research demonstrated employee perceptions are not solely based on work conditions, but also on how employees perceive leadership and how they see leaders act toward them and other employees.

While employed by the city, Thompson also earned a Bachelor of Science in 2004 and a master’s degree in 2009, both from Florida Gulf Coast University. He began with the Sanibel police in 1994 and has held the ranks of patrol officer, field training officer, detective, sergeant, lieutenant and major.

To encourage employee development, the city provides a tuition assistance program to full-time employees. To date, 16 employees have earned their college degrees through the program, enhancing their value to the city and their opportunities for personal career growth. Thompson is the first city employee to earn a doctorate degree.