Frederick B


Walk of life:
Retired police officer Parole Commissioner
Biographical details:


Commissioner Dunphy was born in Sidney, Nova Scotia, Canada, and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Broward County, Florida. Commissioner Dunphy received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974 from Biscayne College (now St. Thomas University) and his Masters Degree in 1996 from Florida Atlantic University. In 1985 he graduated from the FBI National Academy and in 1999 from the National Institute of Corrections’ Parole Commissioner’s course.

Commissioner Dunphy began his Criminal Justice career in 1971 with the Metro Dade Police Department, eventually attaining the rank of Major. He held various positions there including command of the Narcotics Bureau, Internal Affairs, Strategic Investigations Bureau, Special Events Bureau, and the Miami International Airport District. He retired from the Department in January of 1996 after having served twenty-five years. In 1996, Commissioner Dunphy joined the North Bay Village Police Department where he served as Chief of Police until January 1998. Commissioner Dunphy joined the Parole Commission in February of 1998, when he was appointed to serve as Director of Operations. On December 8, 1998, Commissioner Dunphy was appointed by the Governor and Cabinet to complete an unexpired term of a retiring Commissioner. He was subsequently appointed to a new six year term in June of 2002.

His professional associations include the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Florida Conference on Crime and Delinquency and the Association of Paroling Authorities International. Additionally, he has taught extensively in the areas of supervision/management, criminal justice and law enforcement.

Specific research interests