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Swisher, Dana B.

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Responsibilities: Major Dana Swisher is currently assigned to the Operations Bureau.

History: He began his law enforcement career with the Florida Marine Patrol prior to joining FLPD in 1998. During his tenure with FLPD, Major Swisher has worked in every district of the City as a Patrolman, SID Narcotics Detective, Motor Officer and member of the Tactical Impact Unit. He has been a member of the SWAT team since 2000 and worked his way up to an instructor, team leader and his current position as Commander. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2006 and served in patrol, SID narcotics and the Street Crimes Unit. In 2008 he was assigned to the Office of Internal Affairs where he remained until getting promoted to Lieutenant in October of 2012. He was then promoted to Captain in February 2013. As a Captain he served tours in the Operations Support and Special Investigations Divisions. He was reassigned as the Internal Affairs Commander in 2016 until his promotion to Major in 2018. Currently he oversees the Patrol Division.

Date joined FLPD: May 11, 1998

Degree:    Masters Degree – Conflict Resolution and Management / Nova Southeastern University
                Bachelors Degree – Criminal Justice / University of South Florida
                Associates Degree – Broward Community College
                FBI National Academy #274
                SPI Command Officer Development Course #70

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