Major Dominick Pape commenced his law enforcement career in 1982 with the Gainesville Police Department in Alachua County. He spent 6 years with the Gainesville PD holding positions of Police Officer, Tactical Officer, SWAT Office, Detective and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant until leaving the department in 1988.
Major Pape joined the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in 1988 as a Special Agent. He spent over 25 years with FDLE progressing thru the ranks from Special Agent, Special Agent Supervisor, Assistant Special Agent in Charge and finally retiring as the Special Agent in Charge of the Jacksonville Regional Operations Center in 2013. Major Pape spent over 10 years in South Florida overseeing Investigations, Special Operations Team, Field Operations and Administrative functions. He has been a state certified instructor in high-liability areas of firearms, defensive tactics, officer survival and ASP baton.
Major Pape holds two Masters Degrees in Criminal Justice and Homeland Security Studies. His masters degree in Homeland Security Studies is from the prestigious Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security in Monterrey California. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy’s 200th session and the Southern Police Institute Command Officers program.
Major Pape joined the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department in 2015 as the major of the Investigations Bureau which includes Criminal Investigations, Tactical Crime Suppression Unit, Internal Affairs, Crime Scene Unit and Property and Evidence.