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Welcome to the Daytona Beach Police Department website. My name is Craig Capri, and I am honored to be the Chief of Police of this great city of 64,000 people.

On January 11, 2017, I was sworn in as Chief of Police to the law enforcement agency that I have been dedicated to since October 1990. And I am proud to say that I see that same dedication in the 238 sworn men and women of this department who work to protect Daytona Beach, its residents and its visitors.

Daytona Beach is a unique city that serves as the backdrop to several special events annually and during those times, our population can peak at 500,000. Our officers always meet the challenge with professionalism and courtesy to ensure that both residents and visitors enjoy their time here.

We are committed to the community and to ensuring that our residents and visitors are always safe. Crime reduction through the latest technology and training of our officers is our purpose. Connecting with our citizens through positive outreach programs is our never ending goal because we can't do it alone - we need our residents' help in the daily fight against crime.

Our officers and civilian employees work in a myriad of units and divisions that make up our agency, such as the Real Time Crime Center, SWAT, motors unit, bike units, marine unit, K-9, special response team, internet crimes against children, criminal investigations division and training, to name a few.
And now under Chief Capri and Deputy Chief Jakari Young, reaching out to our citizens has become just as important as fighting crime. We have established a Community Events Committee that zeroes in on creating positive programs and events in our city that we hope will unite us and our residents.

I have worked in practically every division and unit in the Daytona Beach Police Department, rising through the ranks over the last 27 years. I stand with the finest team of police officers and investigators in the country and all of our efforts are aimed at making Daytona Beach a better and safer place for those who live, work and visit our city.


Chief Capri has worked in patrol, professional standards, special response team, SWAT commander, patrol sergeant, community policing sergeant, criminal investigations division captain, patrol lieutenant and deputy chief of police.

Master of Science in Criminal Justice, University of Central Florida; Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, the University of Central Florida; Associates degree, General Education, Daytona State College; graduate of the FBI National Academy, Session #248, Quantico, Virginia.  
He has also completed the following law enforcement courses: Basic Narcotic Identification and Classification; Undercover Drug Operations and Confidential Informant Management; Introduction to Designer Drugs; rave and Club Drugs; U.S. DEA Narcotics and Dangerous Drug Investigations; Preparing and Executing Search Warrants; High Risk Search Warrants; High Risk Entry Course; High Risk Warrant Course; MP-5 Operators Course; Interview and Interrogations; Financial Investigative Techniques; Intercept of Secure Communications; Field Training Officer and Instructor Techniques.           



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Craig Capri
Police Chief

129 Valor Blvd.
Room 3001
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Ph: (386) 671-5101
Emergency: 9-1-1

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