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Join us for our next Compstat meeting
The public is invited to attend our next Compstat meeting on Thursday, November 10, 2016 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.
Pre-order 2017 "Heroes and Rescue Pets" calendartwo dogs2.jpg
Daytona Beach’s finest have teamed up to help raise funds to benefit two local animal rescue organizations - Furry Nation Salvation and Concerned Citizens for Animal Welfare of Volusia County. Officers and fire fighters with rescued pets will be featured in the upcoming “Heroes and Rescue Pets” 2017 calendar. Go to to pre-order your copy today!

DBPD's partnership with Bethune-Cookman University recognized
on field presentationDaytona Beach Police Chief/Sheriff-elect Mike Chitwood, Deputy Chief Craig Capri and Pastor Larry Edwards from the State Attorney's Office were recognized as honorary captains by President Dr. Edison Jackson at a recent Bethune-Cookman University home game. They were honored for their community policing efforts and the improved relationship with the university.

Are you interested in becoming an ambassador for the DBPD?
DBPD is currently looking for a few good men and women to add to its long-standing Citizens on Patrol (CoP) program, the department’s volunteer corps. CoPs serve in a variety of roles including traffic control at vehicle accidents, neighborhood patrols, fingerprinting, house checks for residents who are out of town, plus crowd and traffic control for special events such as Bike Week, Speed Weeks, art festivals and a variety of community events. Find out more about becoming a CoP... 

Don't be a victim! Hide it. Lock it. Or lose it.
There has been a recent spike in car breaks, and they usually involve unlocked vehicles. DBPD wants to remind all car owners to close all windows and sunroofs, lock their car doors every time, even if it’s only for a few minutes, and remove valuables. These simple steps can go a long way in thwarting a thief.

Special delivery
motorcycles at ISB beach approachDaytona Beach Police Department  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...

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..

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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