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James David Sewell, American chief of police, educator, consultant, management trainer.


Sewell, James David was born on September 27, 1950 in Jacksonville, Florida, United States. Son of Julian Davis and Alyce Elizabeth (Green) Sewell.


Bachelor of Science, Florida State University, 1971. Master of Science, Florida State University, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, Florida State University, 1980.


Officer-Lieutenant Florida State University Department Public Safety, 1973—1980. Internal inspector Florida Department Law Enforcement, 1980—1981. Chief criminal intelligence bureau, 1981.

Deputy director division local law enforcement assistance, 1981—1982. Deputy director division criminal justice information systems, 1982. Director management and planning services, department highway safety and motor vehicles, 1982—1986.

Chief of police Gulfport, Florida, since 1986. Adjunct professor School Criminology, Florida State University. Consultant and inservice training police management.


President, board directors Tallahassee Telephone Counseling/Referral Service, 1985—1986. Vice president Tallahassee Rape Crisis Service. Board directors, 1978—1980.

Member of International Law Enforcement Stress Association, International Association Chiefs Police, Florida Police Chiefs Association, American Society Public Administration, Society Police and Criminal Psychology.


Married Lauren Louise Hafner, August 9, 1985.