Chief Anthony Holloway
2010 - 2014
Chief Anthony Holloway joined the Clearwater Police Department in
1985 as a patrol officer and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree (Business
Management) in 1999 and his Master's degree (Business Administration)
in 2001. During his career with the Clearwater Police Department,
Chief Holloway served as a Patrol Officer, a Community Policing Specialist,
an undercover Vice & Narcotics Detective, a Patrol Sergeant, a
Detective Sergeant (Economic Crimes Unit), the Support Services Assistant
Division Commander, and the Patrol Division Commander.
During Chief Holloway's tenure with the Clearwater Police Department,
he received numerous awards to include the Clearwater Bar Association
Allen L. Moore Memorial Gold Badge (twice), Kiwanis Club/Joseph F.
Cornelius Family Foundation Outstanding Police Officer of the Year
- the highest honor given by the Clearwater Police Department - Fraternal
Order of Police Officer of the Year, Chief's Unit Citation, and numerous
letters of commendation. Chief Holloway retired as the Patrol Division
Commander in November 2007.
Upon Chief Holloway's retirement, he was selected as the Chief of
Police (2007 - 2010) with the City of Somerville, Massachusetts which
occupies slightly over 4-square miles with a dense population of 77,500.
The city of Somerville is home to a myriad of immigrants from all
over the world making it one of the most ethnically diverse cities
in the nation.
Chief Holloway was reunited with the Clearwater Police Department
in February 2010 having been appointed Chief of Police from a field
of more than 200 candidates. The Clearwater Police Department is the
third largest law enforcement agency in Pinellas County, with 232
sworn personnel, approximately 100 full time civilian positions, and
an annual budget of $37.5 million. The Clearwater Police Department
is a fully accredited agency with the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement
Accreditation, Inc. and is a national leader in the adaptation of
computer technology to police work. The department has been in the
forefront of addressing social problems and has been named one of
the nation's safest cities.
Chief Holloway taught law enforcement to governmental, educational
and community organizations throughout Florida. He also served as
consultant/trainer to organizations such as the Department of Juvenile
Justice, U.S. Department of Justice and St. Petersburg College.
Chief Holloway stepped down from the Chief’s position on Aug. 7, taking a similar position with the St. Petersburg Police Department.