University of South Florida Police Department Officer of the Year
Officer David Pluskota
Officer Pluskota began his career with the University of South Florida Police Department in April 2006. Since that time he has completed High Liability Instructor Courses for Driving and Firearms. He is also Police Motorcycle Certified and an International Police Mountain Bike Association member. In addition, Officer Pluskota was a top performer in agency traffic enforcement in 2013.
Officer Pluskota stays connected with the campus community through his enforcement efforts, bicycle awareness events, and interaction with Greek sororities and fraternities. Other interests of his include the Society of Automotive Engineering, USF BULL Riders Motorcycle Club, and the USF Car Club, to name a few. He assists other local law enforcement agencies with motor escorts and parades when requested. He is a respected member of patrol and an asset to the University of South Florida Police Department.
Officer Pluskota is a military veteran, having served 20 years in the United States Air Force in Security Forces/Military Police from 1985 to 2005. Officer Pluskota is the father of two children, Brittani M. Pluskota and David N. Pluskota Jr. He is also the Grandfather to four beautiful granddaughters; Lilly, Kelly, Melody and Ellie Lawson.