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Daytona Beach names next police chief

Jakari Young has been deputy chief since 2017

City officials with Daytona Beach named the next police chief of the city. Jakari Young will be sworn in as the city’s police chief at 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 6.
City officials with Daytona Beach named the next police chief of the city. Jakari Young will be sworn in as the city’s police chief at 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 6. (Daytona Beach Police)

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – City officials with Daytona Beach named the next police chief of the city.

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Jakari Young will be sworn in as the city’s police chief at 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 6.

Young has been the deputy chief of the department since 2017 and has also been a part of the command staff for the past six years.

Chief Craig Capri will retire after a 30-year career with the department.

Here is a list of teams and divisions Young has worked in: Patrol Division Criminal Investigations Special Response Team Crisis Intervention Team Office of Professional Standards

Young attended Bethune-Cookman University and has bachelor’s and masters in criminal justice and criminal justice administration.

City officials say DBPD has an annual budget of $40 million with 256 officers and 60 civilian employees.


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