Major Chris McCoy began his law enforcement career in 1992. During his 27-year career with BSO, Major McCoy has served in a variety of assignments, including Criminal Investigations, Child Protective Investigations Section, and Strategic Investigations Division’s Counter-Terrorism & Intelligence Section. He has held a variety of different supervisory or command level ranks, including assignment as district chief, executive officer, and commander of the Bomb Squad.
Major McCoy spent 16 years as a SWAT Team member. He also spent 4 years has a member of the Dive Rescue Team. In 2017, he served as Executive Officer for the newly formed Special Operations Division overseeing the Fugitive Unit, SWAT Team, VIPER Unit, Burglary Apprehension Team, and coordinating the agency’s twelve Crime Suppression Teams. As major, he is assigned to the Special Operations Bureau where he oversees the Special Operations and Special Patrol Divisions.
Major McCoy is also an adjunct instructor for the agency and Broward College’s Institute of Public Safety in the fields of firearms, tactical operations, and critical incidents. He also is a National Registered Emergency Medical Technician. Major McCoy retired after 27 years of active and reserve duty with the United States Coast Guard.