Major Haberman Bio
Major John Haberman began his career at the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in 1998 as a Patrol Deputy after six years of service in the U.S. Army as a military policeman and a criminal investigator in their narcotics division.
He later worked undercover in the Narcotics Unit, the regional Combined Law Enforcement Against Narcotics (CLEAN) Task Force and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force, rising to the rank of Sergeant. As a Sergeant, he served as a Patrol supervisor and supervisor of the Intelligence Unit. He served three years as a Lieutenant Watch Commander before rising to the rank of Captain in Patrol responsible for the East District. Major Haberman also served as Assistant Bureau Commander for both the Patrol Bureau and Criminal Investigations Bureau.
Major Haberman currently serves as Major of the Patrol Bureau, overseeing six Patrol Districts, the Special Operations Division, Youth Services, Watch Commanders and Communications Divisions. He was one of the original members of the Waterborne Strike Team as well as a Team Leader for the Special Operations Unit, where he was a member for 12 years.
A Florida native, Major Haberman received his undergraduate degree in interdisciplinary studies from Hodges University and a Master’s Degree from Florida Gulf Coast University in criminal justice. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and serves on its National Police Administration Committee. Major Haberman is also an adjunct instructor at the Southwest Florida Public Safety Academy concentrating in Defensive Tactics, Vehicle Operations, Physical Fitness and Tactical Operations.