New Deputy Police Chief Selected
The City of Melbourne has selected David Waltemeyer to serve as its new Deputy Chief of Police.
As Deputy Chief, Waltemeyer will oversee the Melbourne Police Department’s Patrol, Criminal Investigations, and Special Operations divisions.
Waltemeyer spent 25 years with the Anne Arundel County Police Department in Maryland where he served as the Commander of Criminal Investigations, Commander of Patrol Operations and spent the last year of his tenure as the Acting Deputy Chief.
He retired from the Anne Arundel County Police Department in 2015 and has since worked for the National Security Agency and the Police Foundation. In his present role as Project Manager for the Police Foundation in Washington, DC, he leads a team of expert consultants who help police departments throughout the country analyze policy, policing practices, crime analysis and other research to improve their efficiency and overall standards.
“Dave will bring a wealth of experience and proven leadership to the Melbourne Police Department,” said Melbourne Police Chief David Gillespie. “We are pleased to welcome him to our team.”
Waltemeyer holds a master’s degree in leadership management from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree in management studies from the University of Maryland.
Waltemeyer will begin his service this June (start date to be determined).