City of Sarasota manager Marlon Brown has appointed Rex Troche to serve as Sarasota’s next chief of police. Troche, who began his career with the Sarasota Police Department in 2002, has served as the interim chief since August 2021. He will serve as Sarasota’s 13th police chief and its first Hispanic chief.
He will be officially sworn in during a ceremony to be held at 10 a.m. this morning at Sarasota Police Department headquarters. Troche has served in all four agency divisions (patrol, professional standards, criminal investigations, and support services) as either an officer or supervisor. He was promoted to the ranks of sergeant in 2013, lieutenant in 2017 and captain in 2020. He was appointed deputy chief in 2021.