Chief Daniel Alexander Biography

Chief Alexander Selected to Lead School District Police Department
Chief Alexander
Daniel Alexander first joined the Palm Beach County School District Police Department in December 2019 as the Deputy Chief of Police. He was promoted to Chief on May 1, 2021. His past experience includes Chief of the Boca Raton Police Department for more than 13 years, and Chief of Police in Cape Coral for four years. His career in law enforcement spans more than 32 years.

During his tenure with the School District, Chief Alexander has focused on managing the growth of the Police Department following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy. His efforts have centered on personnel development, threat assessment, real-time situational awareness applications, security systems, professional standards, and performance accountability.

Previously, Chief Alexander served as President of the police chief associations in Southwest Florida and Palm Beach County. He was also the President of the Youth Crime Intervention Program in Cape Coral for four years. He is a past Chair of the Palm Beach County Law Enforcement Planning Council and served as an officer on the board of the Palm Beach County Law Enforcement eXchange (LEX) for nine years.

Additionally, Chief Alexander held the position as a Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) Assessor from 2002 to 2010, and served as a Team Leader for six years. His other professional affiliations include the Police Executive Research Forum, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Florida Police Chiefs Association, and the FBI National Academy Associates.

He earned a master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Florida in 1995, as well as a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice in 1989. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Senior Leadership Program.

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