Major Andrew Schneider - Commander, Criminal Investigations Division
Major Schneider joined the Crestview Police Department in February of 2001 as an Auxiliary Officer and began his full-time career in 2002. He was promoted to Sergeant and Instructor in 2004 and to Lieutenant and Division Commander in 2007 where he supervised the Training Division, Patrol Division and the Special Response Team (SRT) and later Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT). Between 2013 and 2016, Major Schneider led the department’s Accreditation Process and approval, while presiding as Major of the Patrol Division and Training Division. In 2017 Major Schneider was assigned to the Administrative Division which oversees the Professional Standards Division, Community Service Division, Records Division, and Training Division. Major Schneider supervises multiple ancillary responsibilities to include; Traffic Homicide Investigations, Alcohol Testing Programs, Community Service, Recruiting, Honor Guard, K-9 Division the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT), Accreditation, Policy/Procedural Compliance and also serves as the Crestview Police and Fire Retirement Board Chair President amongst many other responsibilities.
Major Schneider is a 2019 Graduate of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Executive Leadership Seminar Class #7 and has over a thousand hours of advanced, specialized and leadership level law enforcement training and certifications. Major Schneider is currently assigned as the Major of the Administrative Division of the Crestview Police Department and Commander of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team.