Lieutenant Bobby Collins
Bureau of Investigations - Central Region (Tampa)
Congratulations to Lieutenant Bobby Collins for being selected as the Florida Highway Patrol Trooper of the Month for April 2007, for his excellent investigation skills in two separate cases; one, which led to the arrest of a county tax collector’s official and the other, which led to the arrest of a notorious bank robber.
An extensive public corruption investigation conducted by Lt. Bobby Collins ultimately led to the identification of a public official within one of Florida’s county tax collector’s office who was falsifying legal documents, illegally changing the status of Non-Immigrants to United States Citizens and providing valid Florida Drivers Licenses, some of which were Commercial Drivers Licenses, to ineligible customers. Lt. Collins’s investigation not only resulted in the arrest of the county official, but also of the customers who were later arrested by the Florida Highway Patrol and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement in April 2007.
In addition, Lt. Collins recently demonstrated diligence and excellent investigative skills through his assistance with an investigation, which led to the arrest of Tampa Bay’s most notorious bank robber who was finally found guilty in the United States Courthouse in April 2007.
Lieutenant Collins is commended for his excellent police work and investigative skills in both cases and for being selected as the Florida Highway Patrol Trooper of the Month for April 2007.