Chief Deputy Wilfred Daniel (Dan) Libby is a 38 year veteran of law enforcement. He recently retired as the Chief Deputy (Under Sheriff) for the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office and was the past Commander of the Bureaus of Administration and Law Enforcement which included the Professional Standards Division (Training, Internal Affairs, and Staff Inspections). Positions he assumed after serving seven years as the Chief of Police for the City of Punta Gorda, Florida. Prior to his Florida law enforcement experience he was the Chief of Police in Plymouth, New Hampshire (9 years) and a road patrol police officer/sergeant in Bedford, Massachusetts (11 years). He has been certified in three states as a police officer.
Chief Libby holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Massachusetts in American History and a Juris Doctor Degree in Law from New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts. He is admitted to the practice of law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is a graduate of the Command Officer Training Program at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, the 202nd session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Charter Executive Leadership Class.
Chief Libby has been an instructor for the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council, Northeast Regional Police Institute and the New Hampshire Criminal Justice Training Council. He is a former adjunct professor of Criminal Justice at Edison State College of Ft. Myers, Florida. Chief Libby is currently an adjunct instructor in the Institute of Police Technology and Management’s Internal Affairs and Background Investigations Courses at the University of North Florida. During his tenures as an instructor, Chief Libby has instructed over 20,000 Law Enforcement Officers and Criminal Justice students in a plethora of criminal justice subjects.
Chief Libby is currently the president and principal of W. D. Libby Consulting, Inc., a law enforcement training corporation and serves as a litigation professional (expert witness).