Captain Wayne A. Maddox was born and raised in Panama City, Florida. He attended school locally and earned his criminal justice certification from Gulf Coast Community College in 1993. In the same year, he joined the Panama City Beach Police Department's Auxiliary/Reserve program and started his mission to become a full time officer. In January of 1996, he was accepted as a full time officer and assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division. While in the Patrol Division, Captain Maddox served as a Field Training Officer, Traffic Homicide Investigator and Field Training Coordinator. He worked his way through the ranks of Uniformed Patrol achieving the position of the Patrol Division Commander on January 9, 2012. On February 2, 2012, he was promoted to the rank of Captain.