dwayne-s.-flournoy_web.jpgHALLANDALE BEACH — Dwayne S. Flournoy, a U.S. Army veteran and a seasoned police official, recently assumed the post of chief of the Hallandale Beach police department.

The Broward County native has served the community for more than 24 years. Throughout his law enforcement career, he has been a strong advocate of “problem-oriented” policing.

He uses what he calls “a proactive philosophy built on the concept that local problems call for local solutions.” He is also a strong advocate of professional development for his staff as well as himself.

He worked his way up through the ranks, holding positions of school resource officer, supervisor of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team, sergeant, captain, major and deputy chief before being promoted to the top job.

Prior to joining the department, Flournoy served as a U.S. Army military policeman.

He holds a master’s degree in public administration from Barry University and is a graduate of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Senior Leadership Program Class 7, and of the prestigious Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy 231st Session.