Captain Rodney Brimlow began his law enforcement career with the Broward Sheriff’s Office in 1995, as a Deputy Sheriff assigned to the Dania Beach District. After working in the Department of Crime Prevention and Patrol Services, he was later selected and assigned as a Detective in the Criminal Investigations Division, working in the Major Crimes Unit, Abuse and Neglect Unit, and Sex Crimes/Missing Persons Unit. He was also assigned to the agency’s Field Force/Tactical Response Unit and Crisis Intervention Team.
In 2001, Brimlow was promoted to the rank of Sergeant of the Child Protective Investigations Section, where he also periodically worked as the Acting Commander for Investigations. As a Sergeant, he was later assigned to supervise employees in Road Patrol Services in the contract cities of Tamarac and Lauderdale Lakes, as well as the unincorporated area of Central Broward County. Brimlow was later assigned to supervise District Criminal Investigations Units, Law Enforcement Command Operations and Administration, and the Strategic Intelligence Unit (SIU) in the Office of the Majors.
In 2011, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, and was appointed to the positions of Accreditation Manager for the Department of Law Enforcement and Director of Staff Inspections for the agency of 5,700 employees. In January 2013, Brimlow was selected to serve as the Executive Officer for the Weston and West Broward District. Then, in June 2017, he was appointed as Executive Officer for the Deerfield Beach District, ultimately being promoted to the rank of Captain (January 2019), and selected to serve as the Deerfield Beach Chief.
Captain Brimlow is an alumnus of Harvard University, Harvard Business School, the University of Florida, and St. Vincent de Paul Seminary. In June 2018, he graduated from Harvard Business School, having completed (PLD-A) Harvard’s exclusive and rigorous Program for Leadership Development, and is currently a candidate for certification by Harvard Business School in Management Excellence. Captain Brimlow has completed Executive Education studies at the prestigious Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, concentrating in areas of Leadership and Strategic Management. Captain Brimlow holds a Master’s Degree (MA) in Theology from St. Vincent de Paul Seminary, is an Ordained Deacon in the Roman Catholic Church, and received a Bachelor’s Degree (BS) in Microbiology and Cell Science from the University of Florida, with minor studies in Secondary Education and East Asian Culture. He is also a graduate of the esteemed National Sheriff’s Association Executive Leadership Program, and has more than 2,800 additional hours of advanced training in the areas of professional development, organizational and strategic management, leadership, and various specialized areas of policing, investigations, and law enforcement.