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Join us for our next Compstat meeting
The public is invited to attend our next Compstat meeting on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. at Police Headquarters, 129 Valor Boulevard in the 2nd floor Compstat meeting room. Join Chief Chitwood and his command staff as they discuss current crime patterns and learn how to assist police in preventing and solving crimes in your neighborhood.

Meet new School Resource Officers
Parents and students can meet police officers assigned to Campbell Middle School, Mainland High School, Palm Terrace Elementary and Seabreeze High School on Tuesday, March 31, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the McDonald's on the corner of International Speedway Blvd. and Clyde Morris Blvd. The police officers will serve as school resource officers at the beginning of the next  school year thanks to a federal grant and a partnership between the Daytona Beach Police Department and Volusia County Schools.
Assessors "very impressed" with DBPD during reaccreditation review
A team of outside law enforcement professionals, serving as assessors for a reaccreditation process, left “very impressed” after spending several days in mid-July evaluating the DBPD. Their glowing review came after thoroughly examining all aspects of the department’s policies and procedures, administration, operations and support services. Read the final report...

Special delivery
motorcycles at ISB beach approachDaytona Beach Police Department just received delivery of 12 new Victory Stealth Commander Police Motorcycles. Known for their durability, comfort and safety features, these 2014 bikes are outfitted with specialty equipment for law enforcement like police radios, radars, computers and printers used for conducting traffic enforcement and accident investigations.

Creating safer neighborhoods...DBPD establishes an anonymous gang tip hotline
Gang crimes and violence affect our community every day. Boys and girls as young as nine are being recruited into criminal street gangs. Citizens wishing to provide anonymous tips related to gang members or activities are urged to call (386)671-5270. Read more...

DBPD to receive an Excellence in Law Enforcement Research Award from the International Association of Chiefs of Police 
DBPD was recognized for its collaboration with a University of Cambridge doctoral student whose research developed a new tool for law enforcement that helps solve more burglaries. Read on... 

See what crimes are happening in your neighborhood
With the click of a mouse, citizens are able to see what types of crimes are happening in their community. Learn more..

DBPD's 2012 Annual Report is posted online
DBPD has summarized its crime fighting activities in this 28-page report.  

Crime Trend Alert: Suspicious solicitors target neighborhood
DBPD has received reports of suspicious subjects soliciting sales in the Fairway Estates subdivision.  Read more...

File an online police report for non-emergencies
Often times minor crimes go unreported because people don't want to bother the police or don't have the time to go through the traditional process of filing a police report. As a courtesy and convenience to our citizens, minor theft, lost property, vandalism, etc. can be reported online, 24 hours a day.

Florida Sexual Offenders and Predators database
Find Sexual Offenders and Predators near your home, work and school or enter a name to get detailed information about an offender. In addition, find email addresses and instant message names in use by these offenders.

Criminal History

Are you hiring or renting property? Criminal history searches are available for a fee at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Do you have a commendation for a job well done or a citizen's complaint? Visit the Office of Professional Standards page to learn how to submit feedback.

Michael Chitwood

Michael Chitwood

Police Chief

129 Valor Blvd.
Room 3001
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Ph: (386) 671-5102
Emergency: 9-1-1

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