Colonel John Hale was named Executive Director of Professional Standards & Investigations in January 2019, encompassing the Division of Internal Affairs and Public Corruption, Policy and Accreditation Division, Internal Audit, Training and Development Division, Criminal Investigations (Real Time Crime Center and Threat Management, Forensic Services/Crime Scene and Crime Lab), Strategic Investigations, Child Protective Investigations and the Professional Standards Committee.
Colonel Hale started law enforcement at his hometown Pompano Beach Police Department in 1986, serving as a Patrol Officer/FTO, Criminal Investigations Detective, Patrol Sergeant and Internal Affairs Supervisor. After the 1999 merger of Pompano Police Department with the Broward Sheriff's Office, Colonel Hale was promoted to Lieutenant serving as Executive Officer for both patrol areas in Pompano Beach, and then to Area Captain in 2003. In February 2004, Colonel Hale was selected as the Chief of Cooper City following the merger of that city's police and fire services with the Broward Sheriff's Office. In 2013, Colonel Hale was promoted to Major and returned to Pompano Beach as the city's Police Chief and Asst. Director of north patrol operations. As a Pompano Beach native Colonel Hale is proud to have served his hometown in every law enforcement capacity for over two decades.
In 2018, he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of Investigations, followed by his current appointment as the Colonel of Professional Standards & Investigations.
Colonel Hale holds both Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Criminal Justice Management from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. Colonel Hale is also a graduate of Florida Atlantic University's Criminal Justice Executive Leadership Program, as well as the 234th session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.