Captain Daniel N. Acosta of the Sebastian Police Department will become the next Chief of Police.
Captain Acosta has been with the Sebastian Police Department for 21 years and has an exemplary record with the Department.
He serves as the Operations Captain, which includes Road Patrol, the Criminal Investigations Division, the Communications Center, School Resource Officers, Community Policing Enforcement (COPE), the Special Response Team, and the Volunteer Program.
Captain Acosta obtained an Associate in Science degree for Criminal Justice from Brevard Community College, a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration from Barry University, and recently earned a Master of Public Administration from Barry University.
He is also a graduate of the University of Louisville’s Southern Police Institute Administrative Officers Course, class #140 among several other leadership courses.
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Captain Acosta began his law enforcement career in 1995 when he attended the Police Academy in Brevard County and worked for the Fellsmere Police Department prior to being hired at Sebastian Police Department in 1999.
Captain Acosta’s experience includes working as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Detective, tactical member of the Special Response Team, Hostage Negotiator, Patrol Corporal, Patrol Sergeant, Detective Sergeant, and Support Services Commander.
He has also served as the background investigator for all positions hired within the Police Department and as a Computerized Voice Stress Analyzer (CVSA) operator for both investigative and employment selection purposes.
Sebastian City Manager Paul Carlisle said they are fortunate to have such dedicated personnel such as Captain Acosta and are looking forward to him starting his official position as the Police Chief of the City of Sebastian on May 8, 2020 with the retirement of Chief Michelle Morris who has been with the Police Department for 33 years 10 of which as the Chief of Police.
Captain Acosta will be working with Chief Morris to ensure a smooth transition moving forward.