Captain Andrew Dunbar

Lauderdale Lakes / Central Broward

Captain Andrew S. Dunbar was named chief of BSO’s Lauderdale Lakes district in July 2011. He previously served as the executive officer in Central Broward District, Pompano Beach District Area One, and as a patrol commander in the Dania Beach District. His law enforcement career began in March 1992, in the Department of Detention where he served as a detention deputy and a drill instructor. In 1996, he moved to the Department of Law Enforcement and was assigned to the Deerfield Beach district where he served as a patrol deputy and field training deputy. He was later promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2002, and assigned to the Tamarac district where he served as a patrol sergeant and detective sergeant for the district’s Selective Enforcement Team (SET). He is also the Operational Commander for BSO's Field Force. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Union Institute and University and a Master's Degree in Executive Management from St. Thomas University. He is also a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum's Senior Management Institute of Police, the Criminal Justice Institute’s Executive Leadership Program, and the University of Louisville’s Southern Police Institute Command Officers Development Course.