A Georgia deputy police chief was arrested last week in Florida for soliciting prostitution while attending a polygraph seminar in Orlando, officials said Tuesday.
Jason DiPrima, deputy chief of administration for the Cartersville Police Department, reportedly responded to an ad posted by an undercover Polk County deputy posing as a prostitute last week.
DiPrima was in the Sunshine State to attend a conference hosted by the American Polygraph Association, officials said.
DiPrima contacted the undercover cop on Aug. 31 and inquired about rates and available services, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Grady Judd said DiPrima, 49, appeared scared during the initial exchange and cut off communication.
But he reached out to the undercover the next day and drove to meet what he thought was a prostitute, Grady said.
Driving an unmarked police vehicle, DiPrima brought Bud Lights for himself and a pack of White Claws for his companion, who offered him a prize of $120.
DiPrima was greeted by deputies and taken into custody.
“He obviously managed to create a lot of angst for his family,” Judd said. “His police chief is angry beyond words.”
DiPrima was a 30-year veteran of the Georgia Department and a graduate of the FBI’s training academy, Judd said.
He has been suspended pending resolution of his criminal case in Polk County.
New York Post