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Clearwater police chief appointed to Florida Bar governing board

CLEARWATER — Police Chief Tony Holloway has been selected for one of two slots occupied by non-lawyers on the 52-member body that oversees the Florida Bar.

The Florida Supreme Court appointed Holloway after a competitive application process for the position as a public member on the Florida Bar Board of Governors. Twenty-three people applied.

He will be sworn in for a two-year term on June 22 and will participate in his first quarterly board meeting July 25.

Holloway was an officer at the Clearwater Police Department for 22 years before departing in 2007 to lead the police force of Somerville, Mass., a Boston suburb. He returned to Clearwater in 2010 to succeed former Chief Sid Klein, who retired.

"The way I see it is, law enforcement and lawyers, we work hand in hand together," Holloway said of his decision to join the bar board, whose core function is handling attorney disciplinary cases. "It was essentially just a way of giving back."

Holloway's wife, Andra Dreyfus, is a Clearwater lawyer who has tried cases before the Florida Supreme Court.

In recommending Holloway for the post, Chief Judge Morris Silberman of the Second District Court of Appeal wrote: "I have known Tony both personally and professionally for more than 15 years. Tony would be an outstanding public member of the Board. . . . He has a great ability to communicate and work with people from all backgrounds."

As Clearwater police chief, Holloway has launched a number of initiatives. He urged officers to get out of their cruisers and walk the streets in an effort to bridge the gap between police and citizens. He also created a crime analysis unit tasked with tracking crime trends.

Twice the Clearwater Bar Association has awarded Holloway its Allen G. Moore Gold Badge, which honors law enforcement officials who uphold the ideals and objectives of the legal system. He also has served on a Sixth Circuit Bar Grievance Committee.

Holloway is a graduate of Eckerd College and received a master's in business administration from the University of Phoenix.

Peter Jamison can be reached at pjamison@tampabay.com or (727) 445-4157.

Clearwater police chief appointed to Florida Bar governing board 05/23/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 8:01pm]
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