Lieutenant Joe McHugh began his career with the Coral Springs Police Department in 1996 as a Law Enforcement Officer. He served in the Patrol Unit and the Traffic Unit until he was promoted to Sergeant in 2005. As a Sergeant he supervised the Patrol Unit and the Training Unit before being promoted to Lieutenant in 2010. Lieutenant McHugh currently serves as Patrol Day Shift Commander and Public Information Officer.
Lieutenant McHugh graduated from Columbia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration. He has received three Excellent Police Duty Commendations, two Life Saving Commendations, a Team Citation Award, a Community Involvement Award and numerous letters of commendation and employee recognitions throughout his career.