David E. Currey
Chief of Police – Vero Beach Police Department
Chief Currey started his law enforcement career in 1990 as a patrolman with the Vero Beach Police Department, where he has worked his way up through the ranks. Over the past 24 years, he has worked in the Patrol Division, Detective Division, and Administration. In September 2005, he was promoted to Deputy Chief of Police. On November 4, 2011, he was appointed Interim Chief of Police. On March 25, 2012 Currey was promoted to Chief of Police of the Vero Beach Police Department
Chief Currey has a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Stockton State College in New Jersey, and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Florida Atlantic University. He is also a graduate of the Southern Police Institute Administrative Officers Course in Louisville, Kentucky.
He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Florida Police Chiefs Association, FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association, Southern Police Institute Alumni Association and Pi Alpha Alpha, which is the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration.
Captain Martin is a 33 year member of the Vero Beach Police Department. He began his career in 1978 as a dispatcher in the communications center. He has served as a patrol officer, detective, and sergeant in both the Patrol and Detective Divisions. As a lieutenant he served in Patrol, Detective and Professional Standard Divisions.
Captain Martin received his Criminal Justice degree from Indian River Community College and his bachelor’s degree from Barry University. He is also a graduate of the Southern Police Institute’s Administrative Officer Course at the University of Louisville, and IPTM’s Police Traffic Management course at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.