Daniel C. Alexander

Police Department
Title: Chief
Phone: 561-338-1205

Dan Alexander was sworn in as Boca Raton's Police Chief on July 17, 2006. From August 2002 to July 2006, he was Chief of the Cape Coral Police Department. Chief Alexander served for approximately three years (1999 to 2002) as an assistant police chief and captain in Boca Raton, three years with the Indian Creek Village Public Safety Department and seven years as a deputy sheriff in Alachua County.

Chief Alexander was President of the Southwest Florida Police Chiefs Association in 2006 and President of the Palm Beach County Association of Chiefs of Police in 2013. 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. Chief Alexander is a member of the Anti-Defamation League’s Excellence in Law Enforcement Selection Committee. He was a Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) Assessor from 2002 to 2010 and served as a Team Leader for six years.

Chief Alexander's 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. In 2003, he was named the Southwest Florida Police Chief of the Year by the Southwest Florida Crime Prevention and Community Policing Association. In 2013, Chief Alexander was presented with a Knight Chevalier award by the American Police Hall of Fame for his crime fighting efforts.

Chief Alexander earned a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration from the University of Florida in 1995, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice in 1989. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. 

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