Major Daniel Morgalo has been a law enforcement officer for twenty-eight years and joined the Miami Beach Police Department in 1999. During his career, he has served in a variety of Positions and Ranks including patrol operations, canine, crime suppression, honor guard, criminal investigations, internal affairs, and training. In his current assignment, Major Morgalo commands the Operations Division his responsibilities include the supervision of personnel assigned to Uniform Patrol Operations city-wide. Major Morgalo previously served as the Captain of the Criminal Investigations Division and as the Entertainment District Commander. He also serves as the department’s FEMA Training and Exercise Coordinator where he utilizes his FEMA Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP) certification to assist the department and region in maintaining preparedness for the multitude of Homeland Security-related threats by planning and conducting training exercises. He has also served as the Commander of the Hostage Negotiation and Mobile Field Force Teams and as the Regional Field Force Commander.
Major Morgalo graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Florida International University. In 2017, Major Morgalo became the first member of the Miami Beach Police Department to be selected to attend the prestigious Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Homeland Defense and Security, in Monterrey CA where he earned a Master of Arts Degree in Homeland Security. Major Morgalo is a graduate of the University of Louisville, Southern Police Institute, Command Officers Development Course, the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police Leadership in Police Organizations programs.