Captain Prurince Dice
DeLand Police Captain Prurince T. Dice, was born September 22, 1979 in Americus Georgia. He is married and is the proud father of five wonderful children. Captain Dice regularly attends church and is a licensed minister and minister of music in his church back in Americus, Georgia.
Captain Dice has more than 16 ½ years of law enforcement experience.
Most recently he was employed with the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit, Albany GA he served as the Commander (Police Major) of the department. He oversaw a budget of 1.2 million dollars and commanded 24 sworn narcotics officers plus administrative staff. He was responsible for conducting street level and mid-level narcotics trafficking investigations throughout Dougherty County. As the Commander of the Albany Dougherty Drug Unit, Dice spearheaded many initiatives to include: departmental reorganization, developed training initiatives and programs, established the mission, vision and core values of the unit; implemented effective strategies to enhance employee performance, productivity, leadership and accountability; enhanced technology to improve police services to the community; developed realistic and measureable departmental guidelines and policies; re-established relationships with outside law enforcement agencies; introduced a module of procedural justice and police legitimacy.
Captain Dice is a member of several professional organizations and community groups to include, the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP), International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), the Georgia Gang Investigators Association (G.G.I.A) and the International Association of Intelligence Units. Captain Dice currently holds a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice – Public Administration, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Public Administration, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice - Business Administration. Captain Dice is a proud graduate of Class 16-15 of the Georgia Police Chief Executive School sponsored by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. He is also a graduate of the Southern Police Institute Chief Executive Leadership School. He also currently holds several management/ supervision certificates and certifications and also a law enforcement certified general law enforcement instructor.
Captain Dice began his law enforcement career with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office (Americus GA) in January 2002. While employed there he was promoted to the rank of Field Commander where he supervised a Multi-Agency Drug Task Force consisting of investigators, interdiction officers, and administrative personnel.
He was also employed by the Albany Police Department where he has served from 2008 to 2015. During his tenure with the Albany Police Department, he has worked in several divisions to include the Albany-Dougherty County Drug Unit, Albany Gang Unit and the Uniform Division. Captain Dice has worked closely with and served as the primary and secondary case agent on several major cases. Captain Dice served as the team leader and intelligence coordinator for the Albany Gang Unit where he supervised several officers to include investigators, suppression agents, and intelligence officers. During his tenure with the Gang Unit, Captain Dice also re-organized the gang unit’s structure creating a hierarchy of authority in order to effectively communicate & delegate tasks, equalize responsibility and hold resources accountable. Captain Dice implemented the “2014 Strategic Plan for Operational Effectiveness” for the Gang Unit and drafted the Gang Unit first Standard Operating Procedure. Captain Dice also spearheaded the Gang Unit’s portion of the CALEA accreditation process.
Captain Dice also spearheaded, and orchestrated Albany’s first Parent/Youth Summit which targeted hundreds of parents and children. The Parent/Youth summit provided parents and children with educational needs and information on how to detect gang activity as well as refrain from joining Gangs. Captain Dice received the Gang Unit Service Standard Award for Year 2013. In December 2014 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant with the Albany Police Department.
Captain Dice’s experiences have allowed him to achieve many goals to include, orchestrating several major operations which have led to the arrest of violent criminals, the seizure of large quantities of illegal drugs and the assets associated with the sale of delivery of illegal narcotics. . He has been the lead investigator in which he successfully dismantled an entire hybrid criminal street gang organization and to dismantle the main targets of this particular gang from the community to help restore peace and reduce crime.
Captain Dice has built strong relationships and has worked closely with many agencies to include Georgia Bureau of Investigations, Drug Enforcement Administration, Alcohol Tobacco Firearms & Explosives, United States Attorney’s Office, United States Marshal’s Service, and the District Attorney’s Office.
He attributes a large part of his success because he places a high value on personal integrity. Throughout his entire career he has been commended by upper level management and leadership for outstanding performance. Captain Dice is defined as a proven leader, a team player, community and people oriented, customer service oriented, an excellent communicator, a strategic thinker, collaborative, self-confident, responsive, open and approachable, flexible but decisive, results oriented, organized, enthusiastic and hard working, resourceful, ethical and trustworthy. Captain Dice believes that effective leadership determines the success of an organization.