David W. Manuel

Police Department
Title: Chief of Police
Phone: 407-875-2840
David W. Manuel

Chief David Manuel comes to the Maitland Police Department from the University of Central Florida Police Department. Chief Manuel began his law enforcement career by joining the Maitland Police Department in 1990 as a Patrol Officer.

Maitland Police Department Service & Commendations

He subsequently served as:
  • Police Sergeant
  • Police Lieutenant
  • Police Commander
  • Deputy Chief
His commendations include:
  • Police Officer of the Year in 1991, 1992, and 1994
  • The Life Saving Award in 1990
  • The Valor Award in 1992
From 1998 through 2005, he oversaw the Police Department's SWAT Team in the role of Commander.


Chief Manuel is a graduate of:
  • Lake Howell High School
  • The United States Army Non-Commissioned Officer Academy Class of 1983
  • Seminole Community College Law Enforcement Academy
  • The Southern Police Institute at the University of Louisville
  • The FBI National Academy (N.A. 245)

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