BREAKING NEWS: Daytona's Craig Capri new top cop in Eustis

By HENRY FREDERICK / Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Dubbed "America's Hometown - the City of Eustis in Lake County has a new top cop and he's among the very best law enforcement has to offer in the Sunshine State.

This results-driven law enforcement leader is is Craig Capri, who in three short years as chief of the Daytona Beach Police Department brought this tourism hub back to respectability with significant reductions in violent crime.

It didn't take long for his brand of law enforcement leadership for the cops to buy into his management style - that of a foot patrol rookie cop 30 years earlier who interacted with citizens and merchants alike - when he took over as the interim chief in November 2016 and sworn in as permanent chief in January 2017.

Capri was forced to retire this past October because he was in the state's early retirement system and in recent weeks been working as an investigator with the State Attorney's Office. But he resigned last week when informed by Eustis City Manager Ron Neibert that the job of police chief was his if he wanted it. Capri, who was among 80 applicants in a nationwide search, accepted and he starts April 5.

COMING UP: Headline Surfer will post a full profile story on Craig Capri's career in law enforcement - past, present and future - on Sunday.

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