Staff Directory


Sworn (General Staff)

Wheeler, David

Captain David Wheeler

Responsibilities: Captain David Wheeler is currently assigned to the Special Operations which includes the Marine Unit, K- 9, Field training, and Dive teams.

History: As an Officer, he was assigned to Patrol Division, Special Problems Units, and SWAT. As a Detective, he was a member of the Burglary Unit and the Tactical Impact Unit. He was promoted to Sergeant in April, 1989 where he served in Patrol. He returned to supervise the Beach Special Problems unit, and eventually supervised the K-9 Unit.
He has received numerous Departmental and Public Commendations and has received the Officer of the Month, the Lifesaving Award, and was named Firefighter of the month. He joined the management team in November of 2005.

Captain Wheeler is currently working towards a Masters degree in Biblical Counseling.

Date Joined FLPD: December 28, 1981

Degree: AA - Criminal Justice / 1994

BA degree in Bible

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