Doral police chief recognized by university

March 10, 2018 by  

Donald W. De Lucca, Doral’s Chief of Police, was recently honored by Barry University, who presented him with the Distinguished Alumni Award, according to an article on the city’s website.

De Lucca graduated from Barry in 1996 with a Bachelor’s Degree. He has been Doral’s police chief since 2014, and has been in law enforcement for 30 years. Most recently, he held the post of President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), an association for law enforcement professionals.

De Lucca said he was “humbled’ by the recognition given him by his alma mater, adding that he is very proud of his work in law enforcement and how it helps to “secure the safety” of locals.

The Chief of Police can point to the fact that he has increased the number of personnel, enhanced initiatives for community policing efforts, and improved traffic safety. Under his leadership, the department won accreditation from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement, and several units have received Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) Awards, particularly for their efforts in community policing.

Barry University, which has over 60,000 alumni throughout the world, honored seven other community leaders as well as De Lucca.

In situations like this, officials might work with a brochure printing company to create a pamphlet for residents that describes the honors, as well as the increased department efficiency.