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Deputy Chief Ruth Cate

Deputy Chief Ruth Cate

Deputy Chief of Operations, Tampa Police Department
Deputy Chief Ruth Cate has been employed with the Tampa Police Department since 1996.  She currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Operations.  She was instrumental in implementing the first ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) task force at the Tampa Police Department and she also co-authored an agreement between the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay and the Tampa Police Department, which mandated a Victim's Advocate be permanently assigned to the Tampa Police Department.  Deputy Chief Cate is the highest-ranking Asian American Officer to ever serve the Tampa Police Department.

  • We are extremely excited to convene the community at SOF Week 2024. This convention for U.S. and International SOF will include a diverse slate of programs, to include professional development sessions, interactive discussions about the future of SOF, and an up-close view of some of the best tech available to our warfighters. GSOF looks forward to working with USSOCOM to make SOF Week 2024 an impactful event.
    Stuart Bradin
    President and CEO, GSOF


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