Behind the badge – Captain Dan Olds

Today’s Behind The Badge features Captain Dan Olds.

Captain Dan Olds began his career with the Pasco Sheriff’s Office as a volunteer law enforcement Explorer at age 14. In June of 2000, he was hired as a law enforcement deputy at the age of 19 and patrolled west Pasco. Dan has had the opportunity to serve in a variety of positions during his career to include:

  • Deputy, Community Relations Section,
  • Detective, Secondary Victims Unit
  • Corporal, School Resource Officer Unit
  • Sergeant, District I, District III, Field Training Program, Judicial Process and Fugitive Warrants
  • Lieutenant, Shift Commander District I and District III, Assistant Communications Director

In June of 2017, Dan was promoted to Captain and serves in a dual position as the Director of the Pasco County Department of Emergency Services, for the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners. This position oversees the Consolidated Communications Center responsible for processing all 911 calls and dispatching all Sheriff’s Office, Dade City Police and Fire Rescue calls for service.

Dan is a member of the Rotary Club of New Port Richey and the National Emergency Numbers Association (NENA). Dan also serves on the Board of Directors for the Fivay High School Criminal Justice Program and the Pasco E-School Criminal Justice Academy. Dan is a graduate of the Criminal Justice Executive Institute’s Leadership Academy and attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Executive Leadership Seminar. Dan is a Pasco County native, is a graduate of Gulf High School and attends Saint Leo University. Dan has three children and enjoys practical jokes, kayaking, the beach and traveling.

We hope you enjoyed getting to know Captain Dan Olds!

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