Derek Ortado

Support Services Division
Title: Operations Captain
Phone: 772-287-1122
Police Staff
Captain Derek Ortado

Captain Ortado is a 19 year veteran of the department and began his career with the agency in 2004.

Education & Experience

Captain Ortado holds several college degrees, with a Bachelor of Science in Emergency and Disaster Management, and a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice.

During his career he has served as patrol officer, TAC officer, narcotics detective, a supervisor in the Road Patrol Division, and the Criminal Investigations Division. He was on the Special Response Team for over a decade and served as the departments Emergency Management Coordinator for seven years. Captain Ortado was promoted to his current position in May 2013. 

Other Professional Activities

Captain Ortado was appointed by the Governor to sit on the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council - Local Emergency Planning Council. He is a member of the Treasure Coast Chiefs of Police and Sheriffs and a graduate of the 67th Command Officer Development Course through the Southern Police Institute (SPI).


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