BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Source: Palm Beach County School District) — Former Boca Raton Police Chief Dan Alexander has been named Chief of the Palm Beach County School District police force. Alexander left Boca Raton to join the school system in 2019. The elevation to Chief comes as current Chief Frank Kiterzow resigned last week.
From the Palm Beach County School Distrtict in a verbatim announcement:
Superintendent Donald E. Fennoy II announced that he has appointed Daniel Alexander as the next Chief of School Police. Alexander currently serves as Deputy Chief of School Police. The announcement comes after the resignation of Chief Frank Kitzerow who will leave the department at the end of the month.
Alexander joined School District Police in December 2019 after serving as the Chief of the Boca Raton Police Department for more than 13 years, and as Chief of Police in Cape Coral for four years. His career in law enforcement spans more than 32 years. Since joining School Police, Alexander has leveraged his expertise to expand and develop numerous safety initiatives.
“Over the past few years, we have developed a nationally-recognized school safety program for Palm Beach County,” Alexander said. “I look forward to continuing to work alongside the great employees of this Department to accomplish our mission of keeping every school safe, every day.”
Through his work with the School District Police department, Alexander has been instrumental in developing various technology solutions to include real-time command, video integration, asset management, panic alarms, professional standards, project management, and scheduling. He’s also credited with refining internal remote communication strategies to include a virtual Roll Call program.
Alexander is also central to work involving the development of strategies to manage the growth of the School District Police Department following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy, particularly in the dimensions of planning, project management, policies, procedures, personnel development, process refinements, and performance accountability.“
During his tenure as the second-in-command with School District Police, I witnessed firsthand, Deputy Chief Alexander’s inclusive and progressive leadership style and his core belief that there is no greater responsibility or honor than protecting, serving, and supporting our District’s students,” Dr. Fennoy said. “I have complete confidence that through his integrity, professionalism, and highly-specialized brand of school-based policing, our campuses will remain a safe environment for student wellness and education to flourish.”
Alexander will be sworn in as Chief of School Police on April 30, 2021, the same day that Chief Kitzerow will leave the District.
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