Lieutenant Colonel Mark Brown is the Deputy Director of Support Operations. In this capacity he oversees Special Services, Traffic Homicide Investigations, and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement. He graduated from the 97th Basic Recruit Class and began his career in Charlotte County. He was promoted to Corporal in 2002 and assigned to Sarasota County. In 2004, Lieutenant Colonel Brown was promoted to Sergeant and was assigned to Manatee County, later reassigned back to Sarasota County. He was promoted to Lieutenant in Troop H in 2006 and was assigned to the Tallahassee Regional Communication Center as a Shift Commander. He later served as the Troop H Operations Lieutenant responsible for the Criminal Interdiction Unit and Traffic Homicide. In 2009, he was reassigned to serve as the District Lieutenant in Gadsden County.
Lieutenant Colonel Brown was promoted to Captain in 2010 and remained in the Quincy District until late 2011 when he was appointed Chief of Public Affairs in General Headquarters. He was promoted to Major in 2012, serving as the Chief Training Officer at the Training Academy. In 2016, he was promoted to Chief of Patrol Operations over the Northern Region and was reassigned to Chief of Special Services in 2018. In 2021 he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel serving as the Deputy Director of Support Operations.
Lieutenant Colonel Brown is a graduate of the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute’s Executive Future Studies Program, Chief Executive Seminar, the Florida Police Chiefs New Chiefs Seminar, and is a Certified Public Manager. Lieutenant Colonel Brown serves on the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Roadway Safety Committee, the Criminal Justice Executive Institute’s Policy Board and is a research mentor for the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute’s Senior Leadership Program. He is a Florida Southern College graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Criminology.