Dan Alexander was sworn in as Boca Raton's Police Chief on July 17, 2006. He has spent his entire law enforcement career in Florida. From August 2002 to July 2006, Chief Alexander led the police department in Cape Coral. He served for approximately three years (1999 to 2002) as an assistant police chief and captain in Boca Raton, three years with the Indian Creek Village Public Safety Department and six years as a deputy sheriff in Alachua County.
In 2003, he was named the Southwest Florida Police Chief of the year by the Southwest Florida Crime Prevention and Community Policing Association. He became a Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) Assessor in 2002 and has been a Team Leader since 2004. Chief Alexander's professional affiliations include the Police Executive Research Forum, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Florida Police Chiefs Association and the FBI National Academy Associates.
Chief Alexander earned a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration from the University of Florida in 1995, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice in 1989. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.
Deputy Michele Miuccio
Deputy Chief Michele Miuccio began her law enforcement career in 1984. In 1989, she joined the Boca Raton Police Services Department and served as a patrol officer and a field training officer. In 1992, she transferred to the Investigative Services Bureau (ISB) where she served as a detective in the property unit, the crimes against persons, and the vice, intelligence and narcotics unit. In 1999, Deputy Chief Miuccio was promoted to sergeant and returned to patrol where she took command of a patrol shift. In 2000, she transferred to the Major Crimes Section of the ISB and served as a detective sergeant. In 2002, she was promoted to the rank of captain and returned to patrol where she commanded the South District. Three years later, in 2005, she was promoted to assistant chief and remained as the Field Services Division Commander until July 2013, when she assumed command of the Community Services Division. In 2014, she was promoted to Deputy Chief of Police.
Deputy Chief Miuccio received an Associates of Science Degree in Crime Scene Technology prior to joining the Department. Deputy Chief Miuccio attended Florida Atlantic University from 2003 to 2007 and attained both her Bachelor and Master Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice. She is a member of several professional organizations including: the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigations/Law Enforcement Executive Development Association, the Palm Beach County Chiefs of Police Association, the Florida Police Chiefs Association, the Police Executive Research Forum and the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives. Deputy Chief Miuccio is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute’s Administrative Officers course, 109th session and the Senior Management Institute for Police.
Assistant Chief Joshua Mindick
Assistant Chief Josh Mindick began his career with the Boca Raton Police Services Department in 1998. Prior to his promotion to assistant chief in 2014 he served in a variety of assignments as an officer, detective, Major Crimes Team sergeant and Traffic Homicide and captain.
Assistant Chief Mindick also served as a member and commander of the Underwater Search and Recovery Team for 14 years. Assistant Chief Mindick received Officer of the Month, November 2000 and April 2002, a Unit Citation for the Dive Team in October 2001 and October 2005, and a Meritorious Service Commendation in January of 2004 for an underwater rescue operation. In 2005, the Underwater Search and Recovery Team was awarded the Public Safety Leader of the Year award by the City of Boca Raton. In 2009, Assistant Chief Mindick was awarded the Executive of the Year by the City of Boca Raton. Most recently, Assistant Chief Mindick was presented with a Knight of Justice award by the American Police Hall of Fame for assistance provided to a local homeowner association.
Assistant Chief Mindick has a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice from the Florida Atlantic University and is a graduate of the Command Officers Development Course from the Southern Police Institute.
Captain Jane Scott
Captain Jane Scott began her career with Boca Raton Police Services Department in 1991 as a Community Service Officer in the Traffic Division. In 1993, she became a Police Officer with the Agency and worked in the Field Services Bureau, subsequently becoming a Field Training Officer. Captain Scott was later assigned to the Investigative Service Bureau as an Investigator working both property and persons crimes. In 2000, she was promoted to Sergeant, assigned to the Field Services Bureau as a midnight shift supervisor and later as the Administrative Sergeant. In 2007, Captain Scott was promoted to Lieutenant serving initially as a Midnight Shift Watch Commander and then transferred to Investigative Services Bureau. Next, Captain Scott was assigned to Special Operations overseeing the Motor Unit, Marine Unit and K-9 Unit. Captain Scott was promoted to her current rank in 2014 where she took over responsibility as the Investigative Services Bureau Commander.
Captain Scott received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Edinboro State University, Pennsylvania. She is the Commander of the Honor Guard and a former member of the Department’s Critical Incident Stress Management Team. Captain Scott has attended the F.B.I. Florida Executive Development Course, Southern Police Institute’s Command Officer’s Development Course and D.E.A.’s Drug Unit Commander Academy.
Captain Scott is a member of several professional organizations including: The National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives; International Association of Chiefs of Police, Florida Police Chief’s Association; and the Palm Beach County Police Chief’s Association.
Captain Sean McGovern
Captain McGovern began his career with the Boca Raton Police Services Department in 1994. Prior to his appointment as a police officer, he was a college intern with Boca Raton Police. Captain McGovern has served in a variety of assignments as an officer, detective, Tactical Team officer, sergeant and lieutenant.
Captain McGovern also served as a member of the SWAT Team for over 14 years. Captain McGovern has a Bachelor Degree in Law Enforcement Administration from Western Illinois University and is a graduate of the Command Officers Development Course from the Southern Police Institute. Captain McGovern also served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 1991-1997.
Captain McGovern received the Officer of the Year Award in 1998. He has also received a Meritorious Award, Officer of the Month, and Officer of the Quarter Award during his service. Captain McGovern is a member of several professional organizations including International Association of Chiefs of Police and Florida Chief's of Police Association.
Lieutenant Peter Buhr
Lieutenant Buhr began his career with the Boca Raton Police Services Department in 1995 as a telecommunicator. He became a police officer in 1997, serving as a Patrol Officer, Motorcycle Officer, SWAT team member, Training Officer, and Background Investigator. In 2004, he was promoted to Sergeant where he served as a Patrol Supervisor and the Motorcycle/Marine Unit supervisor. In 2015, He was promoted to his current rank were he began as the Special Operations Commander and is currently the Investigative Service Major Crimes Lieutenant.
Lieutenant Buhr earned his Bachelor's Degree in Public Safety Administration from Florida Atlantic University and has received several awards including Meritorious Service Award, Unit Citation and the City of Boca Raton Supervisor of the Year.
Lieutenant Todd Wootton
Lieutenant Todd Wootton began his law enforcement career with the City of Fort Myers Police Department (Florida) before moving to the Palm Beach County area. Lieutenant Wootton has served the City of Boca Raton since August of 2000. He has been assigned as a patrol officer, Field Training Officer, and as an investigator assigned to the Palm Beach County Auto Theft Task Force and the Vice Intelligence Narcotics Unit. Lieutenant Wootton was promoted to Sergeant in 2005 and was assigned to patrol. Shortly thereafter he was assigned to supervise the Field Training Program and Crisis Negotiation Team. He was reassigned in 2008 to the Vice Intelligence Narcotics Unit and remained in that capacity until his promotion to Lieutenant in 2013. Lieutenant Wootton has been assigned as a Watch Commander on Bravo shift since that time.
Lieutenant Wootton has an Associate of Science Degree from Florida Tech in Aviation Management and has nearly completed his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice at Lynn University here in Boca Raton.
Lieutenant Ryan Kenney
Lieutenant Kenney began his career with the Boca Raton Police Services Department in 1994 after graduating from the 168th Broward County Criminal Justice Institute Police Academy where he was awarded the Honor Medallion winner for the top cadet. Lieutenant Kenney spent the first year of his career working undercover for Vice Intelligence and Narcotics Unit (VIN). After completing his assignment in VIN, Lt. Kenney spent time working in Road Patrol, Tactical Unit, Gang Task Force and the Marine Unit.
In 2003, Lieutenant Kenney was promoted to the rank of sergeant. As a sergeant, he supervised in Field Services, K-9 Unit, Traffic and VIN. In 2008, Lieutenant Kenney reached his current rank of lieutenant. Since being promoted to lieutenant, he has been the midnight shift watch commander and supervised the Strategic Operations Section. Lieutenant Kenney is currently supervising the Alpha Odd platoon.
Lieutenant Kenney has been a member of the SWAT Team since 1998 and currently serves as the Assistant SWAT Team Commander.
Lieutenant Kenney graduated from Ashworth College with his Associate’s Degree and is currently finishing his Bachelor’s Degree.
Lieutenant Jorge Romero
Lieutenant Jorge Romero began his law enforcement career in the United States Coast Guard and after twelve years of active duty service he joined the Boca Raton Police Services Department in 2000 as a Road Patrol Officer. Lieutenant Romero continued to serve in the United Stated Coast Guard Reserves until he retired from the service in 2009.
Lieutenant Romero was transferred to the Investigative Services Bureau in 2003 where he served as an Organized Crime Investigator. He returned to Road Patrol in 2007and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2009. In 2010 Lieutenant Romero returned to the Investigative Services Bureau and served as the Economic Crimes Unit sergeant. In 2012, Lieutenant Romero was transferred to the Professional Standards Bureau where he remained until 2015 when he was promoted to Lieutenant.
Lieutenant Romero has an Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice from Ashworth College, and is a graduate of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Leadership Academy as well as the FBI’s Hazardous Devices School. He has been a member of the Department’s Bomb Squad since 2005.
Lieutenant Ryan Kwitkin
Lieutenant Ryan Kwitkin began his career with the Boca Raton Police Services Department in 1999. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2008. He has served the citizens of Boca Raton as a Road Patrol Officer, a Field Training Officer, Road Patrol Sergeant, and Tactical Team Sergeant. Lieutenant Kwitkin was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2015 and is currently assigned as a midnight shift Watch Commander. In addition, he is a member and Commander of the Crisis Negotiation Team.
Lieutenant Kwitkin received a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice from Florida International University and a Masters Degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix.
Lieutenant Kwitkin has been recognized as Officer of the Month twice, been awarded two Unit Citations, and has received several Meritorious Service awards. In 2012, as a member and supervisor of the Tactical Team, the team was selected as the City of Boca Raton’s Team of the Year.
Lieutenant Elizabeth Roberts
Lieutenant Elizabeth Roberts began her career with the Boca Raton Police Services Department in 2005. She worked in the Field Services Division as a patrol officer, field training officer, and tactical team officer. Lieutenant Roberts was later assigned to the Investigative Services Bureau as an investigator in the Vice, Intelligence and Narcotics Unit and the Persons Unit. Lieutenant Roberts was promoted to sergeant in 2012 where she worked in the Field Services Division as a midnight shift sergeant and later the Investigative Services Bureau as a tactical team sergeant. Lieutenant Roberts was promoted to her current position in 2016 and is serving as a midnight shift watch commander.
Lieutenant Roberts received a Bachelor in Science degree in Political Science from the University of Florida.
Lieutenant Steven Meyer
Lieutenant Steve Meyer began his career with the Boca Raton Police Services Department in 1997 as a patrol officer and eventually became a field training officer. In 2001, he transferred to the Investigative Services Bureau where he conducted investigations involving property, economic and persons related crimes. In 2004, he was assigned to the Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office Money Laundering Task Force and a year later he was transferred to the Organized Crime Unit. In 2007, he was promoted to sergeant and was assigned to the Field Services Division. In 2008, he returned to the Investigative Services Bureau to supervise the major crimes section. In 2015, he was promoted to lieutenant and is currently assigned to the Strategic Operations Section.
Lieutenant Meyer received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Florida Atlantic University in 1995. He also attended the FDLE Florida Leadership Academy.
Communications Manager Cerina Anderson
Communications Manager Cerina Anderson began her career with the Delray Beach Police Department in 1993. She joined the Boca Raton Police Services Department in 2013. Ms. Anderson is a 23- year veteran of the Public Safety profession; with a comprehensive background in the supervision and management of various areas of Public Safety to include: Police Information Services, Records, Emergency Medical Dispatching, Training, Quality Assurance, Offender Recidivism, Youth Services, Project Management and specialty Advisory Boards.
As the 911 Emergency Communications Manager for Boca Raton, Ms. Anderson practiced knowledge base includes overseeing dispatching of emergency services personnel and agency operational readiness. She performs a myriad of technical and administrative tasks including resource management, quality assurance, operational and project planning, management and execution, employee development, grant writing, budgetary planning and goal setting.
Ms. Anderson received her Bachelor's of Science degree in Organizational Management graduating cum laude and her Master's of Science degree in Organizational Leadership with Provost honors, both from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She is a certified Association of Public Safety Communications Officials Instructor (APCO), a Guardian ad Litem, and a certified Victim's Advocate and Grant Writer.
Ms. Anderson was recognized as Civilian Employee of the Month for December 2015, recipient of several Departmental Commendations, the Neighborhood Youth Initiatives Award along with numerous other accolades.
Ms. Anderson is a member of several professional and civic organizations including: Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO); National Emergency Number Association (NENA); International Academies of Emergency Dispatch (IAED); and Guardian ad Litem, Palm Beach County.
Intelligence Led Policing Manager Angelique Abbott
Intelligence Led Policing Manager Angelique J. Abbott began her career with the Boca Raton Police Services Department in October 2015. Prior to the BRPD she worked with the Fairfax County (VA) Police Department from 2002-2015 having held the positions of Crime Analyst I and II, Crime Analysis Program Manager and Director of Crime, Traffic and Intelligence Analysis.
Ms. Abbott received her Master of Public Administration degree in Public and Nonprofit Management from The Maxwell School at Syracuse University, her Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Policy - Civil Rights Policy from the State University of New York at Albany, as well as degrees in Business Administration and Humanities from Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, New York. Ms. Abbott is also a graduate of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Leadership in Police Organizations program.
Financial Manager Carmen Collorafi
Financial Manager Carmen Collorafi began her career with Boca Raton Police Services Department in 2006. Her career started in New York with graduate research work in chemistry followed by a dozen years of business ownership. In 1997 she pursued a bachelor of science degree in accounting at Florida Atlantic University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, made President’s Honor List, Dean’s List, and National Dean’s List. Ms. Collarafi went on to graduate courses in accounting and received her Certified Public Accountant certification in 2001. She worked as a senior associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP doing SEC audits in a variety of fields. Shortly thereafter, she was recruited by Corporate Express North American operations as an Assistant Controller where she supervised the entire accounting department and was responsible for all financial statements. Currently she coordinates the budget preparation and administration as well as the preparation of the annual Law Enforcement Trust Fund report.
Ms. Collarafi is currently pursuing a Forensic Certified Public Accountant certification and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and soon-to-be Forensic Certified Public Accountants Society.
Accreditation and Compliance Manager Nicholas A. Haupt
Accreditation and Compliance Manager Nicholas A. Haupt began his career with the Boca Raton Police Services Department in 2007 as an accreditation assistant. He was later promoted to accreditation manager in 2011. He is currently responsible for ensuring the Department's compliance with international and state law enforcement accreditation standards, the Department's ISO 17025 laboratory accreditation, policy and procedures management, and internal compliance mechanisms.
Mr. Haupt received a Bachelor of Public Management with a minor in criminal justice from Florida Atlantic University in 2007. Additionally, he has received training/certifications from the following organizations: The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA; Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA); ANSI-ASQ; and International Association of Law Enforcement Planners (IALEP).
Records Manager Rita Panchoo
Records Manager Rita Panchoo began her career with the Boca Raton Police Services Department in 2001 as the Accreditation Manager. Ms. Panchoo successfully facilitated many accreditation assessments for the Boca Raton Police Department, at a national and state level. She has served as an accreditation assessor conducting assessments for many other agencies.
In 2011, Ms. Panchoo was promoted to the Records Section as the Records Manager and currently supervises the two units that make up the Records Section.
Ms. Panchoo has a degree from the University of West Indies in Early Childhood Education and has an interest in Criminal Justice and Psychology. She is certified as Records Manager, by the Florida Records Management Association.
Ms. Panchoo was recognized several times by the department to include employee of the month, administrative excellence. She also received unit citations for both the Accreditation Office and Records Section.