Deputy Chief of Police Pat Robinson has been appointed as the City of Sarasota'ss interim deputy city manager. Robinson was selected by interim city manager Marlon Brown to assist with the leadership transition. Brown was appointed by the city commission earlier this week to replace outgoing city manager Tom Barwin, who has announced his retirement.
Robinson, a Sarasota native, has served for two decades as a police officer, detective, sergeant and captain. In 2015, Chief Bernadette DiPino appointed him as deputy chief, overseeing all four divisions of the department. He also chairs the executive board of First Step of Sarasota and is a founding board member for The Academy at Glengary. He serves as an advisor for Teen Court Sarasota and Selah Freedom/Selah Way Foundation.