Chief Derek Asdot began his law enforcement career with the Duval County School Board Police Department in 1999. Chief Asdot joined the Green Cove Springs Police Department in 2002; working his way through the ranks as a Patrolman, Street Crimes Officer, Narcotics Detective with the Clay County Narcotics Task Force, Task Force Officer with the Jacksonville area Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Task Force, Patrol Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Assistant Chief of Police. Asdot was appointed Chief of Police in October of 2017, after serving as Acting- Chief.
Chief Asdot earned his Associate in Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from St. Johns River Community College, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia College, and earned his Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Louisville. Chief Asdot is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute Administrative Officers' Course, the F.B.I. National Academy (Class # 274), and numerous advanced and specialized training courses within the law enforcement field. Chief Asdot currently sits on the board of the St. John's River State College's law enforcement academy.
Chief Asdot and his family are proud residents of the City of Green Cove Springs.