Deputy Chief Adam Kisthardt
Deputy Chief Adam Kisthardt was sworn in as Deputy Chief of Police of the Deland Police Department on December 7th, 2020. Prior to joining the Deland Police Department, he served for 28 years as a member of the Pennsylvania State Police and after that for three years with the Montgomery County MD Police Department as a civilian director. While in the Pennsylvania State Police Kisthardt served as a Patrol Trooper, Criminal Investigator, Criminal Law Instructor, Supervisor of Hostage Negotiators for the Special Emergency Response Team(and as a Negotiator for 14 years), Patrol Sergeant, Barracks Commander, IT Implementation Coordinator, Director of Dispatch Centers and STARNet Radio systems, Director Training Division State Police Academy, Bureau Director State Police Academy, and Executive Director Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission.
Deputy Chief Kisthardt progressed through the ranks of the Pennsylvania State Police earning the following ranks: Cadet, Trooper, Corporal, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain and Major.
At the Montgomery County MD Police Department Deputy Chief Kisthardt served as the Director of the Information Management Technology Division and oversaw all technology operations for this county police agency.
Kisthardt is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State Police Academy, Kutztown University earning a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, then Kutztown University earning a Master of Public Administration, and he is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.
Deputy Chief Kisthardt is a member of the International Chiefs of Police Association, the Florida Chiefs of Police Association and the Volusia Flagler Chiefs of Police. Deputy Chief Kisthardt is widowed and has one daughter.