David Alexander III

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David Alexander III
Occupation Retired Chief of Police
Pensacola Police Department
Spouse Alcuin Alexander
Children David Alexander IV ,Amber

David Alexander III is the Former Chief of Police of Pensacola Police Department

Chief Alexander III was born in Pensacola, Florida,. He was hired by the Pensacola Police Department as a cadet in 1983, promoted to police officer in 1984 and worked until 1989 when he left and was rehired in 1991 as an officer.

Among his assignments have been Uniform Patrol, field training officer and supervisor in Uniform Patrol, Administrative Technical Services, Neighborhood Services, and Criminal Investigations divisions.

The Escambia High School graduate has a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in human resource management from Troy State University.and graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA. Among his community activities are mentoring youths, community outreach and serving as assistant pastor of Jesus Holy Tabernacle Church where he is the church youth leader.

He has had memberships on Northwest Florida Congregations Action, Northwest Florida Prevention Coalition and JHT (Justice, Hope and Training) Safe Haven Development Center. Among his past memberships have been the Pensacola Weed and Seed Partnership, Community Redevelopment Agency and Governor’s Front Porch Florida Initiative.

Chief Alexander III has received numerous department awards in recognition of his service to the community, including a Bronze Cross and the Gold Medal of Valor, which is the department’s highest award for heroism.

He also has been named to the Police and Firefighters Heroes Hall of Fame, the Escambia High School Alumni Hall of Fame, and received the Volunteer of the Year and Sports Lifetime Achievement awards from the Emerald Coast Youth Sports Association