Flagler Tiger Bay Club Welcomes FHP Chief Derek Barrs
The Flagler Tiger Bay Club is pleased to welcome Florida Highway Patrol Chief of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Derek Barrs, for the October meeting to discuss autonomous vehicles and technology’s impact on transportation and safety on Florida’s roadways. Chief Barrs has been a member of law enforcement for nearly three decades, starting his career as a deputy sheriff with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, before joining the Florida Highway Patrol in 2011. As the Chief of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Chief Barrs is responsible for overseeing programs related to the collection of crash data and commercial vehicle safety, new technologies, and enforcement of regulations including compliance, drug interdiction, cargo theft and homeland security. Chief Barrs was named the 2006 Law Enforcement of the Year and currently serves as a member of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and Chair of the Enforcement and Industry Modernization Committee. Members and guests should pre-register by visiting www.flaglertigerbayclub.com.