Command and Staff Program

By Readiness Network, Inc.

Commander Frederick Gimbel, Flagler County Sheriff, FL ~ [email protected] ~ 386-627-4931

Frederick J. Gimbel II began his career in law enforcement in 2009 with the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office. Throughout his service he has held numerous positions within the agency, such as: Field Training Officer, SWAT Team Operator, SWAT Team Sniper, Sniper Team Leader, Recruitment Team, K-9 Handler, and K-9 Unit Supervisor. Frederick J. Gimbel II has progressed through the ranks of Deputy, Corporal, Sergeant, Commander of Special Operations, Chief Executive Officer of the Community Policing Division, and currently holds the rank of Commander of Professional Development and Accreditation for the Organizational Services Division within the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office. Frederick J. Gimbel II holds a A.S. with honors in both Criminal Justice and Homeland Security and a B.S. with honors in Homeland Security / Public Safety from Vincennes University.

Captain Daniel Rogers, New Castle County PD, DE ~ [email protected] ~ (302) 690-2094

Captain Rogers is U.S. Army Veteran, and he has over 22 years of law enforcement experience. Captain Rogers began his law enforcement career in 2000 with the Wilmington (DE) Police Department. Captain Rogers has been employed with his current department, the New Castle County Police Department since 2006. Captain Rogers holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership. Both degrees were earned from Wilmington University. Captain Rogers is married to his wife Aubrey and has two children, Emma, and Angelo. Captain Rogers began his career as a patrol officer and eventually transferred into the Criminal Investigations Unit where he served as both a property crime detective and a major crimes and homicide detective. Captain Rogers was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2013 and was transferred to the back to the patrol division as a Patrol Supervisor. In 2014 he was transferred back to the Criminal Investigations Unit where he served as supervisor of the Special Investigations Squad. In 2015, Captain Rogers was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. While holding the rank of Lieutenant, he held three different commands: Street Crimes, Criminal Investigations and Patrol. In 2021, he was promoted to the rank Captain and was then transferred to the Administrative Services Division (Human Resources and Training) as the Section Commander. Captain Rogers has recently assumed Command of the Patrol Section of the Police Department. Captain Rogers is a certified police instructor, and he has advanced training and expertise in police use of force and a passion for criminal investigations.

Chief Joshua Benoit, Jacksonville Sheriff, FL ~ [email protected] ~ 904.630.7806

Chief Joshua Benoit commands the Prisons Division for the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. The Prisons Division is comprised of the Community Transition Center and Montgomery Correctional Center. After serving in the United States Marine Corps, he began his career in the Department of Corrections (DOC) in 1999. After serving at multiple facilities and in several areas in the DOC, Chief Benoit promoted up through the ranks until he became an assistant chief for a previous Sheriff. Upon his election, Sheriff T.K. Waters selected Chief Benoit to serve on his staff.

Chief Benoit is married and the father of three boys. His oldest serves in the US Navy, his middle son is in college, and his youngest is in high school.

Chief Benoit has a Bachelor of Science degree in public safety administration from Florida State College at Jacksonville.

Commander George Bender, Flagler County Sheriff, FL ~ [email protected] ~386-864-1074

Commander George Bender – Organizational Services Division, Management Services Section – Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.

Commander George Bender is a 17-year veteran of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office. Throughout his career, he has held positions as a Patrol Deputy, Field Training Officer, SWAT Operator and Honor Guard Commander. He has also held positions in the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Homeland Security and Community Engagement Section. He achieved the rank of Commander in June of 2021 and now manages the Purchasing, Fleet Services, Communications and Records Department for the Organizational Services Division, Management Services Section. Before beginning his career in law enforcement, Commander Bender earned an Associate of Science degree from Keiser University in computer graphics and web design. He later shifted his career goal and attended the Daytona State College Police Academy and graduated in 2005. In 2022 Commander Bender graduated from the Flagler County Leadership Academy for Advanced Leadership and Organizational Development. Commander Bender’s performance has been recognized throughout his career with the Sheriff’s Citation Award, Meritorious Service Award, and several Unit Citations. Commander Bender has a passion for professionalism and leading by example. Some of his strengths are family, faith, dedication, and organization. Above all he is dedicated to his family. He has a talent for graphic design and has an opportunity to use these skills by designing all the branding for the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.