Rick Maglione named interim Fort Lauderdale police chief

Maglione replaces Chief Frank Adderley

(City of Fort Lauderdale)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Fort Lauderdale city manager Lee Feldman announced Tuesday the appointment of Assistant Chief Rick Maglione as interim police chief of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department.

Maglione will take over Chief Frank Adderley's position Jan. 1, as Adderley leaves the city Dec. 31 for a position with the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

"Rick Maglione has served the city of Fort Lauderdale with distinction for 24 years," Feldman said. "We are confident he will do an outstanding job as interim police chief protecting life and property and ensuring the safety and protection of our residents and visitors."

Adderley joined the Police Department in 1980 and was promoted to police chief in 2008. He notified the city of his decision to leave the police force on Nov. 30.

Maglione joined the Fort Lauderdale Police Department in 1992 and has served in numerous capacities during his rise through the ranks, including working in the Patrol Division and the Special Problems units of the Police Operations Bureau.

He also worked in the Street Narcotics Unit and Office of Internal Affairs.

Maglione was appointed executive officer to the chief of police in 2011, promoted to major in 2014 and then promoted to assistant chief in 2015.

The interim police chief graduated from Troy University with a bachelor of science degree in accounting. He is also a graduate of the 244th session of the FBI National Academy.

"The position of Fort Lauderdale Police Chief is essential to building community and preserving the health and welfare of our city, and the permanent appointment will have a lasting impact on our neighbors and visitors," Feldman said. "To that end, the process will be carried out with deliberate and thoughtful consideration. By doing so, we will work to ensure a smooth and seamless transition so that we can continue to provide our neighbors and visitors with the outstanding law enforcement services they have come to know and expect from our city."

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