Chief Coleman started his career with the Oviedo Police Department in 1986. He has served as a Patrol Officer, School Resource Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Investigative Sergeant, Investigative Lieutenant, and Internal Affairs. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Criminology from Saint Leo University and is a graduate of The Southern Police Institute Command Officers Development Course at the University of Louisville.
Chief Coleman plans, organizes and directs all police operations; handles personnel and public information matters; ensures that all laws, regulations and procedures are followed; coordinates work with other law enforcement agencies. He develops annual budget proposal and controls budgeted expenses. Formulates and implements police policy, procedures, rules, regulations and programs. He prepares and reviews operational and administrative reports. Reviews and approves disciplinary action and personnel matters. Supervises maintenance of records and materials associated with law enforcement activities or administration. Assumes command of police force in emergencies and other major law enforcement operations.