Daniel Chadwick (Chad) Lindsey was born and raised in Geneva, Alabama and settled in Panama City Beach in 1989 while attending Gulf Coast State College. Lindsey gained his Law Enforcement Certificate of Compliance through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Standards and Training Commission in May of 1990 while serving as an Auxiliary Officer with the Panama City Beach Police Department. In February of 1991 he was accepted for full time employment as a sworn officer assigned to the Uniformed Patrol Division. While in patrol, Lindsey served as a Field Training Officer, K-9 Officer and in July of 1995 he was promoted to the rank of Corporal. In September of 1995, Lindsey was assigned to the Criminal Investigative Division where he served as a felony investigator. In September of 1997, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and in October of 1998, he became the Investigative Division’s Assistant Commander. In November of 2000, Lindsey was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and remained in the Investigative Division as the Assistant Commander. Lindsey was assigned as the Criminal Investigative Division Commander in August of 2010 and in October of 2010, he was promoted to the rank of Captain. In May 2012, Lindsey was assigned as the Special Operations Commander overseeing the Department’s Risk Management, Training and Grant programs. In July, 2013, Lindsey was promoted to the rank of Major overseeing the Patrol, Investigative and Administrative Divisions. On April 1, 2014, Lindsey became the acting Deputy Chief of Police and on July 7, 2014, he was officially promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief of Police for the Panama City Beach Police Department.
Deputy Chief Lindsey is experienced in many areas of Law Enforcement to include Computer Voice Stress Analysis, Hostage Negotiation, Special Weapons and Tactics and is a certified instructor in Flash Bangs, Chemical Agents, Chemical Munitions and Less than Lethal Munitions. Lindsey has served as a member of the Southern Association of Voice Stress Analysts and the Florida Association of Hostage Negotiators where he served as Assistant Regional Director covering seventeen (17) counties in the Florida Panhandle.
In addition to numerous training certificates, Deputy Chief Lindsey holds a Certificate of Completion in Criminal Justice Education from the University of Virginia.
Deputy Chief Lindsey is a proud graduate of the 253rd Session of the FBI National Academy.