John Lau began his career with the Titusville Police Department in 1992. After serving several years in Patrol, he was promoted to Detective and assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division. In 1997, John was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and served as a supervisor for over 7 years in both Uniformed Patrol and the Investigations Divisions. John was promoted to the rank of Commander in 2004 before being named Assistant Chief in 2007. After the retirement of Chief Anthony C. Bollinger in August 2012, John was named Interim Police Chief and earned the permanent appointment to Chief of Police in 2013.
Over his 23 year career in law enforcement, John has been recognized as Titusville Police Department’s Officer of the Year, Supervisor of the Year and Brevard County’s Detective of the Year. John holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management from Warner Southern University, and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida. In 2005, John attended and graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy Session #224, law enforcement’s most premier training opportunity. In 2012, John graduated the FBI’s “LEEDS”, Session #70, Law Enforcement Executive Development” in Quantico, Virginia.
John serves as the twelfth Police Chief of the Titusville Police Department.