Criminal Justice Alum Appointed Chief of Police for the City of Riviera Beach
Nathan Osgood, M.S., graduate of NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of education and School of Criminal Justice has been appointed Chief of Police for the City of Riviera Beach, FL.
As an employee with the Broward Sheriff’s office for 32 years, Osgood worked in the Strategic Investigations Division investigating narcotic operations, gangs, money laundering, Multi-Agency Gangs Task Force, Internet Crime Against Children, and vice and organized crime. He previously commanded the North Region, overseeing operations in the cities of Deerfield Beach, Parkland, North Lauderdale, Tamarac, in Central Broward, and Lauderdale Lakes. Additionally, Osgood commanded the Civil Division, Seaport, Courthouse, Airport, Homeless Outreach, Dispatch Communications, and School Resource Officers.
He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), and Florida Gang Investigators Association. He is on the Board of Directors for Kids in Distress, A Child is Missing, and is a member of the Miami Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen. Osgood is active in his fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha, Incorporated and mentors youth in his spare time.
Osgood earned his M.S. in Criminal Justice with the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice in 2010.