Photo/Story Gallery 2015

New Major to Lead Troop J

Colonel Brierton presents Major Chandler with his promotion certificate. Florida Highway Patrol Director, Col. David Brierton, promoted Robert Chandler to major and tapped the new major to lead commercial vehicle enforcement operations throughout the southern half of the state, commanding the region that covers Orlando, Fort Myers, Palm Beach and Miami.

Major Chandler is a 16-year veteran of law enforcement who began his law enforcement career as a police officer for the City of Coral Springs in Broward County, Florida. After nearly four years as a police officer, Major Chandler began his career with the Florida Highway Patrol in 2002, graduating from the 103rd Basic Recruit Class. Assigned to Troop L-Davie out of the Academy, he worked as a road trooper until he was promoted to Corporal in February 2006. Major Chandler worked as a Traffic Homicide Investigator in Davie until November 2007 when he promoted to Sergeant, supervising a squad of troopers in Troop L-Lantana before transferring back to the Davie District. In February 2010, he promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and served as an Inspector with the Office of Inspector General, stationed in Davie. In March 2012, he promoted to the rank of Captain and served as the Troop J District Commander for the Miami and Palm Beach Districts. Major Chandler holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Florida Atlantic University and graduated from the Southern Police Institute’s 70th Command Officer Development Course.

The promotional ceremony was held FLHSMV General Headquarters on March 13, 2015. Major Chandler received his credentials and rank insignia in front of his friends and colleagues.

Congratulations to Major Chandler on your promotion!

Pictured above: Colonel Brierton presents Major Chandler with his promotion certificate.