Daniel Alioto


Dan Alioto joined PERF in August 2017 after nearly 23 years with the St. Mary’s County (MD) Sheriff’s Office. During his career, he worked in all the major elements of the Sheriff’s Office, including as a commander in the Criminal Investigations, Patrol, and Vice and Narcotics divisions. His divisions were part of both FBI and DEA Task Forces. Dan was a member of the Crisis Negotiation Team since 1999 and served as the units commander for more than 15 years.  He attended numerous leadership training course to include the DEA Drug Unit Commander Academy (DUCA #68), FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development training, Southern Police Institute’s Chief and Executive Leadership courses, Maryland Police Training Commission’s Leadership Challenge XXI and is a Trilogy Award recipient from FBI LEEDA (Supervisor, Command and Executive Leadership Institutes). He received his Law Enforcement Instructors training through the Maryland Police Training Commission in 2000, teaching a variety of courses through the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy.

Dan was appointed by the Governor to the State of Maryland Prescription Drug Monitoring Board as the lone law enforcement representative from 2012 to 2017. He is also secretary of the Maryland Chapter of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators and has served on the St. Mary’s County Overdose Prevention Board, Behavioral Health Action Team and Overdose Fatality Review Board. Dan teaches criminal justice at the College of Southern Maryland.

Dan holds a bachelor of science in organizational leadership from Mountain State University and a master’s in management from Johns Hopkins University. He is a graduate of Session #240 of the FBI National Academy.