Meet Our Chief
Chief Daniel Acosta has been employed by the Sebastian Police Department for over 21 years. Prior to being appointed as the Chief of Police, he served as the Operations Captain, which included Road Patrol, the Criminal Investigations Division, the Communications Center, School Resource Officers, Community Policing Enforcement (COPE), the Special Response Team, and the Volunteer Program.
Chief Acosta obtained an Associate in Science degree for Criminal Justice from Brevard Community College (now Eastern Florida State College), a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration from Barry University, and earned a Master of Public Administration from Barry University. Chief Acosta is also a graduate of the University of Louisville’s Southern Police Institute Administrative Officers Course, class #140 among several other leadership courses.
Chief Acosta began his law enforcement career in 1995 when he attended the Police Academy in Brevard County and worked for the Fellsmere Police Department prior to being hired at Sebastian Police Department in 1999. His experience includes working as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Detective, tactical member of the Special Response Team, Hostage Negotiator, Patrol Corporal, Patrol Sergeant, Detective Sergeant, Support Services Commander and Operations Captain. He has also served as the background investigator for all positions hired within the Police Department and as a Computerized Voice Stress Analyzer (CVSA) operator, for the purposes of truth verification, for both investigative and employment selection purposes. He also currently serves on the board of executives on the Substance Abuse Council, as well as, the Executive Roundtable of Indian River County.
Deputy Chief Greg Witt has been with the Sebastian Police Department since September 1985. He oversees the Investigations Division, Code Enforcement, the Records Unit, and the Volunteer Program. He is also responsible for Internal Affairs Investigations. Deputy Chief Witt has served as a Road Patrol Officer, Detective, Road Patrol Sergeant, Training and Special Operations Sergeant, Support Services Division Commander, and Operations Division Commander.
Deputy Chief Witt holds an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Indian River State College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from Barry University. He also has the distinction of graduating from the FBI National Academy located in Quantico, Virginia in 2005. He is a graduate of the FBI Florida Executive Development Seminar (FEDS), the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS#65) and the Florida Chief Executive Seminar (CES#49). He served as an area representative for the Florida Chapter of the FBINAA from 2006 until 2014. In 2014, he was elected to the Florida Chapter FBINAA Executive Board, which is a five year commitment, and served as the Florida Chapter President until 2019.
In 2009, Deputy Chief Witt was selected to sit on the board of directors for the South Eastern SWAT Association as the Florida representative, and served a two year commitment. He has also worked as an adjunct instructor for Indian River State College.
Criminal Investigations Lieutenant
Lieutenant Constantine Savvidis oversees the Criminal Investigations Division, Drug Intelligence and Criminal Enforcement Unit (DICE), School Resource Officers, Recruitment, and is also the Department’s Training Coordinator. He has served in many capacities throughout his tenure with the Department.
Lieutenant Savvidis graduated from the FBI National Academy in 2014.
Lieutenant Timothy Wood oversees the Road Patrol Division, COPE Unit, and Communications Division. He is the department’s Public Information Officer and serves as a Basic Recruit Academy instructor at Indian River State College and an Advanced Training Instructor at Eastern Florida State College. His experience includes working as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Patrol Sergeant, FTEP Coordinator, member of the Special Response Team, Detective Sergeant, and Criminal Investigations Lieutenant.
Lieutenant Wood obtained his Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology from The State University of New York at Oneonta in 2005. He is a graduate of the FDLE Florida Leadership Academy (Class 34) and the 21st session of the Florida Executive Development Seminar.
After moving to Florida in 2006, he was a high school Biology teacher for four years. He then pursued his passion for law enforcement, enrolling into the Basic Recruit Academy at Indian River State College in 2009 and was hired in 2010 by the Sebastian Police Department.
As a Patrol Sergeant, Lieutenant Wood was named as the 2016 Officer of the Year for his work revamping the Field Training and Evaluation Program.