David A. Rodak
Lieutenant David A. Rodak was born in Miami, Florida. He was raised by his parents and has two sisters. His father was a retired Captain with the City of Miami Police Department. He is currently employed by the Miami-Dade School Board as a Lieutenant for Miami-Dade Schools Police Department. He has over 15 years of law enforcement experience, and has been with Miami Dade Schools for over 25 years. He received his Police Training at Miami-Dade North Campus graduating at the top of his class and received Firefighting training from Broward County Fire Academy. He obtained State of Florida Certificates for both Police Officer and Firefighter. He is also a proud graduate of Miami Southwest Senior High School as the Salutatorian. Lieutenant Rodak is currently assigned as the Commander of the Professional Compliance Bureau, answering directly to the Chief of Police. Lieutenant Rodak has worked and trained with Multi-Agencies regarding responding to critical incidents and worked Task Force’s throughout his career working with Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and currently holds Title 19 cross certification with Homeland Security’s Violent Gang Task Force. He has given workshops in the area of Youth Violence, School Safety, Gang Awareness, and Current Drug Trends. He is currently an instructor with the Department and has taught a variety of subjects concentrating on firearms.
The Miami-Dade Schools Police Department is currently the seventh largest law enforcement agency in Miami-Dade County with an authorized strength of 185 sworn personnel and provides police services to the fourth largest School District in the United States. One of main objectives of the department is to provide a safe learning environment that promotes good health and is free from violence, weapons, hazards, vandalism and substance abuse. The Miami-Dade Schools Police Department not only deals with incidents of a criminal nature, but the officers strive to be positive role models for the students and prove there is an alternative to crime or violence. The officers play an active role in the prevention of crime on our campuses.
The Miami-Dade Schools Police Department has developed many programs and presentations geared to elementary, middle, and senior high schools. The department also ensure the district is safe a secure and ready to manage critical incidents in accordance to the National Incident Management System and the phases of emergency management. The men and women of the department are “Committed To Excellence Through Service”.
Lieutenant Rodak was also previously assigned to the schools police department’s administrative section and was primarily responsible for implementing the software to manage district wide extra-duty jobs, also managing the departmental fleet, budget/purchasing, training, and assisted with the BYRNE Grant. Lieutenant Rodak commanded Stations of the schools police managing schools, district sites, sergeants, officers and civilian staff.
He was also previously assigned to the Investigative Division as a Detective Sergeant conducting internal affairs investigations on civilian employees and criminal follow-up investigations. Also, he was a School Resource Officer at several schools. Lieutenant Rodak has had the unique opportunity to work in every division of the Miami-Dade Schools Police Department.