Melbourne selects new Deputy Chief of Police

The City of Melbourne has announced that have selected David Waltemeyer to serve as new Deputy Chief of Police.

As Deputy Chief, Waltemeyer will reportedly oversee the Melbourne Police Department's Patrol, Criminal Investigations, and Special Operations divisions. 

They say that 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. 

“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.” 

The city says that Waltemeyer has 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 reportedly begin his service this June (start date to be determined).