A native of Chicago, Illinois, Jeff Chudnow attended Northeastern Illinois University on a swimming scholarship before transferring to Western Illinois University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement Administration. He also attained a Master of Public Administration from Nova University.
Council Member Chudnow began his law enforcement career in Madison, Wisconsin in 1974 and later joined the Coral Springs Police Department in 1982 where he served for 25 years. In 2007, he was selected as Oviedo Police Chief and served until his retirement in 2017.
During his successful 43 year law enforcement career, Jeff served on numerous boards and committees to include Chair of the Broward County Juvenile Assessment Center Oversight Committee; Chair Broward Institute of Public Safety Joint Advisory Committee; Co-Chair of Broward County’s Multi-Agency Gang Task Force; a member of the Region Thirteen Criminal Justice Training Council; Coral Springs Medical Center Community Relations Council; an assessor for the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation and the Florida Commission for Law Enforcement Accreditation. In addition, he served as the President of the Central Florida Criminal Justice Association; Board of Directors Florida Chiefs of Police Association; Board Member for Kids Safe House of Seminole; a member Governors’ Florida Violent Crime and Drug Control Council Executive; Commissioner and Chair on the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation and a Trustee for Boys Town Central Florida.
In retirement, Jeff serves on the boards of Central Florida Crimeline; Boys & Girls Club of Seminole; Friends of Children and Families and the Oviedo Police Foundation.