While the operational and enforcement endeavors of the Daytona Beach Police Department are the cornerstone of its primary mission, the agency's Support Resources Division is one of its "behind the scenes" commands that has a great deal on its plate.
The division manages several of the agency's critical support functions, including the following:
- Animal Control: Responsible for the enforcement of laws pertaining to animals. The unit also accepts abandoned or orphaned animals from Daytona Beach residents, which are then transported to the Halifax Humane Society for processing.
- Background Investigations
- Building Security
- Dignitary Protection: A team of specially trained officers responsible for the protection and escort of government officials and dignitaries. Comprised of 12 officers and 2 supervisors, this team routinely trains quarterly with additional training being conducted by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and other reputable asset protection organizations.
- Emergency Management: This unit prepares for potential disasters which could impact Daytona Beach.
- Fleet Management
- Honor Guard: Established to represent the men and women of the Daytona Beach Police Department at police funerals, parades and other ceremonial events. The members of the unit receive specialized training to render honors at the various police and community events.
- Patrol Administration
- Payroll & Personnel: This office coordinates payroll, hiring, dismissals, overtime and compensatory time entry. It also handles payroll review and corrections and monitors work attendance for all employees. This office also works hand in hand with the city's Human Resources Division to coordinate personnel benefits and certifications.
- Police Explorers: A youth organization whose ultimate mission is to develop character in young people through community involvement
- Property & Evidence: Handles all evidence receipts. Responsible for the intake, cataloging and storage of evidence collected by officers related to their response to calls for service and criminal investigations. This division also handles the storage of found, safekeeping and seized items. To make an appointment to retrieve items, please contact (386) 671-5460.
- Records Division (Identification): Retrieves, distributes and stores reports consistent with internal policy and demands, including all police reports and accident reports. The reports are indexed and vital information is entered in the computer, which is used for Uniform Crime Reporting by both the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the FBI. This unit also handles fingerprint requests.
- Recruiting (Employment): Actively seek the most qualified candidates for positions throughout the Police Department, while placing an emphasis on diversity. The Recruiting Unit travels throughout the State of Florida and the nation in search of the best and brightest candidates. This unit is responsible for the testing, background investigation and subsequent hiring of all personnel within the Police Department, both sworn and civilian. For information regarding employment with the City Daytona Beach Police Department, including a list of available positions, click here.
- School Resource Officers (SRO): Developed to address juvenile crime and safety concerns in our local schools. Every school located within the city limits of Daytona Beach has an assigned SRO. The presence of a uniformed police officer provides a deterrent to criminal activity by discouraging unwanted and undesirable visitors on the school grounds or in the surrounding area.
- Subpoena Management
- Training Unit: Provides a wide range of services, including the overseeing of recruits attending the police academy. The unit is responsible for the coordination of both the FDLE required mandatory re-training and training for salary incentives. It keeps records for all training received by department members, both sworn and civilian. Further, the unit creates, tracks, and facilitates the printing of new and or revised department policies.
- Uniform Distribution: Responsible for issuing uniforms, duty gear and other equipment and supplies necessary for day-to-day operation of the sworn and civilian staff. They also maintain the supply chain with all vendors and maintain the accountability of all uniforms within the police department.