Major David Holmes

​Patrol Region South

In January of 1994, Major David Holmes began his law enforcement career with the Federal Bureau of Investigations as an intelligence analyst assigned to the National Drug Intelligence Center in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. In 1996, he left the FBI and joined the Drug Enforcement Administration as a Diversion Investigator. In 1998, he joined the Broward Sheriff’s Office.  During his career with BSO, he worked road patrol in the Central Broward district, served on the district’s Selective Enforcement Team and the detective bureau. In 2001, he was assigned to Internal Affairs where he worked both as a detective and sergeant before being promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in December 2006. After his promotion to lieutenant, he was assigned to Lauderdale Lakes district as an operations lieutenant and later to the South Broward District where he served as executive lieutenant. In early July 2010, he was promoted to the position of District Chief for BSO’s North Lauderdale district. In January 2013, he was promoted to Regional Major for the Department of Law Enforcement.

Major Holmes has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship. He is also a graduate of the Executive Leadership Program, the University of Louisville’s Southern Police Institute Officers Commanders Course and the Florida FBI National Academy Executive Development Seminar.