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Sheriff Chitwood Promotes New Division Chief And Deltona Captain

Date Added: December 10, 2021 12:57 pm

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Andrew Gant
Office of Public Affairs & Media Relations


Sheriff Mike Chitwood has added a new division chief to his command staff and a new captain to oversee Sheriff’s Office operations in Deltona, both promotions from within the organization as another longtime commander at the Sheriff’s Office retires.

New Division Chief Lou Marino will oversee law enforcement operations across the agency after a successful assignment as the captain in Deltona. Since 2018, crime in Deltona has dropped by more than a third, from about 1,200 total Part 1 crimes in 2018 to roughly 750 reported so far in 2021, approaching year’s end. At the same time, the clearance rate on those cases has risen from about 40 percent in 2018 to 53 percent so far in 2021.

Marino, 47, is a first-generation law enforcement officer who has been with the agency since 2005, with assignments on patrol, bomb squad, training and narcotics. Prior to joining the Volusia Sheriff’s Office, he worked at the Broward Sheriff’s Office on patrol, on the crime suppression team and as a school resource deputy, and prior to that, as a patrol officer with the Pompano Beach Police Department. He is a 2019 graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) Senior Management Institute for Police, a 2018 graduate of the Southern Police Institute Command Officers Development Course and a 2014 graduate of the FDLE Leadership Academy.

Taking over command in Deltona is newly promoted Captain Kyle McDaniel, who has been serving as a lieutenant and assistant commander of the agency’s Investigative Services Section. Hired at the Sheriff’s Office in 2011, McDaniel has served in patrol, investigations, SWAT, on the crime suppression team and as watch commander. McDaniel, 40, began his law enforcement career in 2000 as a Volusia County Beach Safety officer. He is a 2021 graduate of the PERF Senior Management Institute for Police and a 2018 graduate of the National Tactical Officers Association SWAT Command Decision-Making and Leadership program.

Division Chief Brian Henderson, who has been overseeing the law enforcement operations division, will take command of the Administrative Services Section, where Division Chief Shane Summers is retiring after a 30-year career in law enforcement. Summers, who was hired in 1994 following his service in the United States Marine Corps and 3 years with the South Daytona Police Department, worked in a wide range of assignments for three sheriffs (Bob Vogel, Ben Johnson and Mike Chitwood). His final assignment was a historic one, as Sheriff Chitwood tasked Summers with overseeing the creation of an independent, constitutional Sheriff’s Office following voters’ passage of Amendment 10 in 2018. With the transition officially completed in January 2021, Summers continued to oversee the first full year of implementation until he reached his retirement date this month.

In congratulating Division Chief Marino and Captain McDaniel on their new assignments, and Division Chief Summers on his retirement, Sheriff Chitwood pointed to each one as an example of hard work and dedication to the mission of the Sheriff’s Office. “These are true leaders who have proven they can take on any challenge, no matter how tough, and turn it into a success,” Sheriff Chitwood said. “The Sheriff’s Office is fortunate to have innovative leaders like these developing throughout the organization, and it’s a privilege to be able to promote the best of the best as they come up through the ranks.”

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