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Charles J. Brown
Title: Police Chief
In 1992, Chief Brown joined the Ocoee Police Department with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Sociology from the University of Central Florida. Since joining the Ocoee Police Department, he has continued his education at UCF and has earned a Graduate Certificate in Police Leadership in 2005, summer study abroad to Russia, contemporary issues in Russian government 2006, and has earned a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice in 2007. He attended the Command Officers Development program from The Southern Police Institute through the University of Louisville and completed the Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Academy in Quantico VA.
Chief Brown worked for the police department for 16 years before becoming Chief, he has worked his way up through the agency. Areas worked include patrol, field training, traffic enforcement and bicycle patrol. In 1997, Brown was promoted to sergeant and worked as a patrol supervisor for all shifts where he also managed the Field-Training Program. In 1998, he was transferred to the Criminal Investigations Division as sergeant. In 2002, Brown was selected as Ocoee Police Officer of the Year. As Lieutenant and Deputy Chief, Chief Brown worked in Patrol Operations overseeing the uniformed patrol function including the traffic enforcement unit, crossing guards and TAC unit.
Chief Brown is a committee member of the City of Ocoee's Founders' Day and chairman of the Ocoee Police Officers' and Firefighters' Pension Trust. He is the City of Ocoee, Police and Fire Pension Board Chair, is on the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigations, a Roper YMCA board member, and a member of Rotary Club of Ocoee.
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