David W. Manuel, Chief of Police
Chief David Manuel comes to the Maitland Police Department
from the UCF Police Department. Chief Manuel began his law
enforcement career by joining the Maitland Police Department
in 1990 as a Patrol Officer. He subsequently served as Police
Sergeant, Police Lieutenant, Police Commander, and Deputy Chief.
His commendations include Police Officer of the Year in 1991, 1992,
and 1994; the Life Saving Award in 1990; and the Valor Award in 1992.
From 1998 through 2005, he oversaw the Police Department’s SWAT
Team in the role of Commander.
Chief Manuel is a graduate of Lake Howell High School, the United
States Army Non-Commissioned Officer Academy Class of 1983,
Seminole Community College Law Enforcement Academy, the Southern
Police Institute at the University of Louisville, and the FBI National
Academy (N.A. 245).
(Image courtesy of Sarah Wilson - Winter Park / Maitland Observer)
Serving with Wisdom and Courage