CHIEF DUGAN TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19
Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday January
10, 2021. He is currently self-isolating at home.
“Being a cancer survivor, I am very aware of the need to protect myself to
avoid any possible complications that could come with COVID-19”, said Chief
Dugan. “Despite my best efforts to maintain social distance, use a mask, and
constantly wash my hands, it is evident that anyone can get COVID-19”.
Chief Dugan reported symptoms including fatigue, a headache, and chills. He
will continue to work from home for the next two weeks. The daily operations
of the Tampa Police will continue, without interruption, carried out by
members of Chief Dugan’s executive staff.
“It is important that everyone in our community follow CDC guidelines to keep
yourself and others safe, and to help slow the spread of this virus”, Chief
Since testing began in March 2020, 134 members of the Tampa Police Department
have tested positive for COVID-19. For more information on COVID-19, go to