Chief of Police Biography

Chief of PoliceChief Frank Kitzerow was appointed Chief of Police for the Jupiter Police Department in October, 2005.

Prior to his appointment in Jupiter, Chief Kitzerow began his career with the Fairfax County, Virginia Police Department where he worked for nearly twenty-five years. He served in a variety of positions including patrol, aviation, paramedic, traffic, emergency communications, and district commander. He also commanded the Criminal Investigations Bureau and was responsible for overseeing complex criminal investigations relating to major crimes, organized crimes and narcotics, and money laundering.

After the September 11th terrorist attacks, Chief Kitzerow started a Criminal Intelligence Unit and collaborated with the FBI to establish a Regional Intelligence Center. During the DC Beltway area sniper shootings, Chief Kitzerow organized and commanded the Fairfax Multi-Jurisdictional Task Forces for investigating and prosecuting the criminals involved.

Chief Kitzerow played a pivotal role in developing and implementing a collaborative and state-wide police information sharing consortium known as LEX, which involves more than twenty law enforcement agencies in Palm Beach County. Under Chief Kitzerow’s leadership, currently serving as the Chairman for the LEX Board of Directors, the consortium has established itself as a not-for-profit organization.

Chief Kitzerow is the Immediate Past President of the Florida Police Chief’s Association, Past President of the Palm Beach County Association of Chiefs of Police, and Past Chairman of the Palm Beach County Law Enforcement Planning Council. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Florida Police Chief’s Association Public Private Partnership Committee as well as the FDLE Region Xll Criminal Justice Advisory Board.

Chief Kitzerow holds a B.S. in Management from National Louis University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Phoenix. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.