Lt. Col. 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 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 the Lauderdale Lakes District as an operations lieutenant and later to the South Broward District where he served as executive lieutenant. Since then, he’s continued rising through the ranks, becoming BSO’s district captain in North Lauderdale in early July 2010 and being promoted to regional major for the Department of Law Enforcement in January 2013.
Lt. Col. Holmes has a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship. He is also a graduate of the University of Louisville’s Southern Police Institute’s Executive Leadership Program; completed Nova Southeastern University’s Executive Leadership Program in 2007 and graduated from the 261st session of FBI’s National Academy in Quantico, Virginia in 2015.