Deputy Chief Allen Siegel
Deputy Chief Allen Siegel started his career with the City of Lauderhill in February 2012, after serving 28 years with the Hollywood Police Department. During his career, Deputy Chief Siegel held positions in a variety of operational and administrative assignments. In 1993, he was a member of the team that created the Community Policing structure in the City of Hollywood. Deputy Chief Siegel has an extensive investigative background in the Criminal Investigations Division, as well as, command assignments to the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force. He served for more than nine years as a supervisor and commander for the Special Weapons and Tactics team.
Deputy Chief Siegel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Studies from Barry University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Nova Southeastern University. He is a graduate of the 33rd Management College of the Southwestern Law Enforcement Institute at the University of Texas at Dallas. In 2006, he attended the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police at Boston University. In addition to his departmental duties, he is an Adjunct Professor for the University of Phoenix.
Major Errol Forbes
Errol Forbes started his law enforcement career in Kingston, Jamaica in 1973 as a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force. In 1994 he relocated to Florida and later joined the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office Division of Corrections. In August 1998 he became a member of the Lauderhill Police Department and served the agency as a Patrol Officer, a Detective specializing in the investigation of economic crimes, a Patrol Sergeant, and later the supervisor of the Traffic Homicide Unit in addition to being the Off Duty Detail Coordinator, and the Special Events Coordinator. In 2008 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant where he served as a Patrol Watch Commander on both the day and night shifts. He was later transferred to the Administrative Bureau and assigned to financial services. In June 2014, Major Forbes was promoted to his current rank and assumed command of the Support Services Bureau where his responsibilities include oversight of Training, SWAT, Special Events, K-9, School Resource Officers, Traffic Homicide and Crime Prevention. Major Forbes holds a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice Management, and a MBA in human resource management. He is also a graduate of the University of Louisville; Southern Police Institute 55th Command Officers Development Course.
Major William Gordon
Major William Gordon began his law enforcement career in 1989 as a Deputy Sheriff with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office where he was assigned to the Town of Pembroke Park and later to the D.U.I. Task Force. He joined the Lauderhill Police Department in 1996. He served as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Street Crimes Detective, Traffic Homicide Investigator, Department Training Coordinator and Background Investigator. Promoted to Sergeant in 2002, he returned to Patrol and was assigned to Day Shift. Subsequent supervisory assignments included Traffic Enforcement & Investigations, the Training Unit, Internal Affairs/Professional Standards Unit and the Street Crimes Unit. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2010 and served as a Watch Commander for the Day and Night Shifts, as well as the Records Division Commander. Major Gordon was promoted to his current rank in May of 2017 and assigned to the Support Services Bureau where he oversees all of the specialized functions of the agency to include K-9, Training, Traffic, School Resource, Crime Prevention, Special Events, Media Relations/PIO, Emergency Management and Field Force.
Major Gordon holds an Associate’s Degree in Logistics from the Community College of the Air Force. He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute’s 62nd Command Officer’s Development Course as well as the Nova Southeastern/BSO Executive Development Program. He is an Adjunct Instructor for the Broward College Institute for Public Safety teaching basic, high liability, and advanced law enforcement programs. Major Gordon is a member of the United States Air Force Reserve, holding the rank of Master Sergeant and has deployed overseas, serving in combat operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
Major Robert Parmelee
In 1997, Major Robert Parmelee joined the City of Lauderhill's Police Department. He started as an Officer in the Patrol Division and was quickly promoted to Detective in the Criminal Investigation Division in 1999.
In the beginning of 2002, Major Parmelee was offered a position with the Sanders County Sheriff’s Office, in Montana, as a Deputy where he then left the City of Lauderhill and relocated there. Later that year, due to family, he decided it was best to return to Florida and back to the Lauderhill Police Department where he has since served in the capacity as a Road Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, and Detective, until his promotion to Sergeant in 2008.
He served as a Sergeant in the Patrol Division and the Criminal Investigations Unit until he was then promoted to Lieutenant in 2013, which he then served as a Patrol Division Lieutenant and Administrative Lieutenant. He was then promoted to his current rank of Major in March 2016 with responsibilities of overseeing the entire Support Services Bureau and most recently, overseeing the Operations Bureau.
Major Parmelee served in the United States Marine Corps and is currently pursuing his Bachelors in Public Administration at Barry University. He is an Associate Member of the Broward County Chiefs of Police Association. Major Parmelee is a devoted husband and a proud father of two.