Deputy Chief of Police
Daniel Chadwick (Chad)
Lindsey, born and raised in Geneva, Alabama, settled in Panama
City Beach in 1989 while attending Gulf Coast Community College.
Major Lindsey gained his law enforcement Certificate of
Compliance through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Standards and Training Commission in May of 1990 while serving
as an Auxiliary Officer with the Panama City Beach Police
Department. In February of 1991 he was accepted for a full
time employment as a sworn officer assigned to the Uniformed
Patrol Division. While in Patrol, Major Lindsey served
as a Field Training Officer and a K-9 Officer and was promoted
to the rank of Corporal in July of 1995. In September of
1995 Major Lindsey was assigned to the Criminal Investigative
Division where he served as a felony investigator. In
September of 1997 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and in
October of 1998 became the Investigative Division's Assistant
commander. Major Lindsey was promoted to the rank of
Lieutenant in November of 2000 and remained in the Investigative
Division as the Assistant Commander. In August of 2010
Lindsey was assigned as the Criminal Investigative Division
Commander and in October, 2010 he was promoted to the rank of
Captain. On July 12, 2013 he was promoted to the rank of
Major and became 3rd. in command of the department.
Major Lindsey is experienced in many
areas of law enforcement to include Computer Voice Stress
Analysis, Hostage Negotiation, Special Weapons and Tactics and
is a certified instructor in Flash Bangs, Chemical Agents,
Chemical Munitions and Less than Lethal Munitions. Major
Lindsey has served as a member of the Southern Association of
Voice Stress Analysts and the Florida Association of hostage
negotiators where he served as Assistant Regional Director covering
seventeen (17) counties in the Florida Panhandle.
On May 7, Major Lindsey was assigned
the duties of "Special Operations" where he took on the
responsibilities of Risk Management, Internal Investigations,
Grants and Training.
On April 1, 2014, Major Lindsey assumed
the position of Deputy Chief of Police.
Major Lindsey recently completed the
FBI National Academy 253rd. Session.