Public Safety Director Michael Fowler is responsible for administrative and managerial work in directing and coordinating the City’s Public Safety Department activities. Responsibilities include planning, development, and direction of a complete program of police and fire administration. The Director cooperates with State, County, and Federal officers in the apprehension of wanted persons and prepares reports to the National Safety Council, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Florida Department of Law Enforcement and State Fire Marshal.

The Daytona Beach Shores Department of Public Safety provides service of the highest quality to our community and fosters community partnerships in crime and fire prevention.


It is our department’s vision to be a progressive leader, working in partnership with our community to create the safest city possible.


It is our department’s mission to improve the lives, safety, and wellness of all citizens by providing the highest levels of police, fire, and emergency medical services.

Core Values

Integrity: We conduct ourselves with honesty and ethics in everything we do.   We value the public’s trust and act in an honorable manner.

Service: We act selflessly to improve the quality of life of those we serve.   We treat all people fairly, impartially, and with care.

Accountability: We accept responsibility for all actions and decisions we make.  We assume ownership of our roles and responsibilities.

Empathy: We are sensitive to the needs of others and demonstrate compassion for all people.  We treat all citizens with dignity and respect.  We hold life in the highest regard.

Excellence: We aim for excellence in everything we do.  We find innovative ways to enhance our service to the community.