"We don't know what's going to happen in the next administration. Police Chief, Daytona Beach Police Department (May 30, 2006-November 11, 2016), Police Chief, Shawnee, Oklahoma (May 1, 2005-May 23, 2006). See more of Volusia County Public Library on Facebook. Calkins asked Donaldson to dispose of the weapons, a revolver and semi-automatic pistol. Three Volusia County sheriff’s deputies were involved in a fatal shooting incident today after a suspect in an armed robbery in Orange City wielded a knife during a traffic stop in DeLand. Since that time, the Volusia County Sheriff's Department has acquired a BearCat.". THREE VCSO DEPUTIES INVOLVED IN FATAL SHOOTING OF ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT. I think the time is right to turn the model over.". Volusia sheriff’s detectives are asking the public to help us locate an 18-year-old Daytona Beach man who is linked to two recent drive-by shootings that stem from a homicide in DeLand. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. If hired by the Volusia County Sheriff's Office, they go through another 800 hours of training. NSB Couple Found Dead … A Central Florida sheriff wants to take charge of training his own deputies. said Sheriff Chitwood. Administrative offices: West Volusia 386-736-5961 Daytona Beach 386-254-4689 New Smyrna Beach 386-423-3352 Non-emergency dispatch numbers: DeLand 386-943-8276 Daytona Beach 386-239-8276 New Smyrna Beach 386-409-8276 Osteen 407-323-0151 Volusia County Beaches. Elected Sheriff of Volusia County in August 2016. 5,355 people follow this. Log In. We have one BearCat. The County Council unanimously approved the purchase request from Sheriff Mike Chitwood's office, but not without the former sheriff and the current sheriff going back and forth on whether the department really needed a fourth armored car. 4,850 people like this . But the objective here is we're going to move forward with it without your vote and I'm going to use your own words to prove that.". 207 check-ins. Chitwood said his agency needs it to prepare for a worst-case scenario, should a new administration take over the White House and recall all the military equipment that local policing departments have acquired over the years. "We can teach you all the other stuff but we want good people and we want to be able to evaluate them ourselves to be able to know if they’re going to make the grade. Currently recruits complete 770 hours of training at Daytona State College. The item was on Tuesday's council consent agenda – the part of the county business meeting where items typically sail through without much, if any, discussion. Like so many law enforcement agencies, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office uses videos like these to recruit deputies. "My argument is why can’t we take the state curriculum and then infuse the things that important to us here at Volusia County in the Sheriff’s office?" More:After war of words, Volusia Sheriff Chitwood ‘grateful’ for budget approval. Warrants have been issued for Kamari Elliott (DOB 01/24/2002) for his part in … Community See All. In the end, Johnson said he still has a problem with a third of a million dollars for the purchase, but ultimately supported the request. © 2020 www.news-journalonline.com. Chitwood said with the "stroke of a pen," the federal government could confiscate the agencies equipment. Agents say Orange County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Brian Calkins gave Phillip Donaldson—who at the time was a deputy for Volusia County Sheriff’s Office—two firearms that he said he got from a cousin. Elected Sheriff of Volusia County in August 2016. 515 S Atlantic Ave (2,388.13 mi) Daytona Beach, FL 32118. Create New Account. Beach in Daytona Beach, Florida. See more of Volusia County Beaches on Facebook. According to county documents, Chitwood decided to postpone the purchase of 10 new patrol cars in order to afford the second BearCat. Sworn in Jan. 3, 2017. Re-elected without opposition in August 2020. Log In. More:Volusia sheriff fumes over giving up armored carrier, "Ben, let's address the elephant in the room," said Chitwood. Should that happen, Chitwood said, "What do we have? Former four-term sheriff and current Councilman Ben Johnson wanted to talk about the funding request. or. A regional board already approved the proposal unanimously. Sworn in Jan. 3, 2017. Accept Learn more, IF YOU CAN’T CALL, YOU CAN SEND A TEXT TO 911, Born November 1963 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Second-generation law enforcement officer, Three grown daughters, three grandchildren, Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management, Eastern University of Pennsylvania (2005), Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice, NOVA Southeastern University (2008). Page Transparency See More. The current sheriff said the vehicles are used tactically, for hurricanes, floods and wildfires and if a new administration gets into the White House, the feds could take away the armored military vehicles agencies across the U.S. have – including Volusia County's – and the county needs to prepare for that kind of outcome. Philadelphia Police Department (November 1988-May 2005); worked in the patrol, tactical, narcotics and detective divisions; Graduate of the Philadelphia Police Academy, Graduate of the 204th session of the FBI National Academy, Quantico, VA (2001), Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command (1999), Board of Directors, Police Executive Research Forum, Member of the International Association of Police Chiefs, Member of the Volusia/Flagler Police Chiefs Association, Adjunct professor, University of Central Florida. By using our site, you consent to cookies. "They're not the ideal piece of equipment," said Johnson, "But they suffice in any kind of emergency. 4.2. Video: Alerted By His Ring Camera, Seminole Sheriff's Pilot Leads Volusia Deputies To Car Break Suspects. Forgot account? September 14, 2020. VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - A Central Florida sheriff wants to take charge of training his own deputies. But Johnson said the department not only already had purchased a BearCat, but also has two MRAPs - the acronym for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected armored tactical vehicles that protect military troops from explosives and ambushes. 20,949 people follow this. Sheriff's video message, IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, DIAL 911   IF YOU CAN’T CALL, YOU CAN SEND A TEXT TO 911, Administrative offices: West Volusia 386-736-5961 Daytona Beach 386-254-4689 New Smyrna Beach 386-423-3352, Non-emergency dispatch numbers: DeLand 386-943-8276 Daytona Beach 386-239-8276 New Smyrna Beach 386-409-8276 Osteen 407-323-0151, Privacy Policy | Web Accessibility Policy, We use cookies to provide and improve our services. What's a BearCat? He says it's to make sure they're being trained the right way. Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a Page. Chairman Ed Kelley said he remembered reading about the Obama administration's recall of military vehicles and "was livid" at the notion that the federal government could take back the weapons and machinery they had given out to local police agencies.