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City of Fort Lauderdale Names Rick Maglione as Interim Police Chief

Post Date:December 20, 2016 11:55 AM

For Immediate Release
December 20, 2016

Chaz Adams, Public Affairs Manager, 954-828-4748 / 

City of Fort Lauderdale Names Rick Maglione as Interim Police Chief 

maglioneFort Lauderdale (December 20, 2016) – Fort Lauderdale City Manager Lee Feldman has announced the appointment of Assistant Chief Rick Maglione as Interim Police Chief for the Fort Lauderdale Police Department effective January 1, 2017.  Maglione takes over for outgoing Police Chief Frank Adderley who is leaving the City on December 31 for a position with the Broward Sheriff’s Office. 

“Rick Maglione has served the City of Fort Lauderdale with distinction for 24 years,” said Feldman.  “We are confident he will do an outstanding job as Interim Police Chief protecting life and property and ensuring the safety and protection of our residents and visitors.” 

Rick Maglione brings 24 years of experience to his new position as Interim Police Chief where he will oversee the City’s fully accredited Police Department which includes more than 500 sworn officers. Since joining the Fort Lauderdale Police Department in 1992, Maglione has served in numerous capacities during his rise through the ranks.  As an Officer, Maglione served in the Patrol Division and the Special Problems Units of the Police Operations Bureau.  His career includes working as a Detective in the Street Narcotics Unit of the Special Investigations Division, working as a Sergeant in both the Patrol Division and the Office of Internal Affairs, and supervising the Alarm Unit and Background Investigations Unit of the Administrative Support Division. As a Captain, Maglione served in both the Operations Bureau and the Office of Internal Affairs.  In 2011, he was appointed Executive Officer to the Chief of Police. He was promoted to the rank of Major in 2014 and to Assistant Chief in 2015. 

Maglione holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Troy University and is a graduate of the 244th Session of the FBI National Academy. 

The City of Fort Lauderdale will now move forward with conducting a search for a permanent Police Chief. 

“The position of Fort Lauderdale Police Chief is essential to building community and preserving the health and welfare of our City, and the permanent appointment will have a lasting impact on our neighbors and visitors,” added Feldman.  “To that end, the process will be carried out with deliberate and thoughtful consideration.  By doing so, we will work to ensure a smooth and seamless transition so that we can continue to provide our neighbors and visitors with the outstanding law enforcement services they have come to know and expect from our City.” 


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