BOCA RATON, FLORIDA — The Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County and the Secure Community Network (SCN), the official safety and security organization for the Jewish community in North America, today announced the hiring of Brandon Waller as the Community Security Director of South Palm Beach County.

Waller will oversee the safety and security of the over 200,000 Jewish residents of Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Highland Beach. In this role, he will administer the Federation’s community security program, which provides consultations, building and organizational assessments, training and drills, threat mitigation to Jewish organizations, and response coordination for critical incidents. Waller is assuming this role from Alan Poland, who was elevated to SCN’s Florida Regional Director.

“First, I would like to thank Alan Poland for his tremendous work in expanding and strengthening our security-related relationships and furthering our education on the best methods of making our community more secure,” said Jill Rose, Board Chair of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. “We are excited to continue this important work with Brandon Waller, and are confident that he will lend his expertise and knowledge to our community in ways that will make us stronger, more connected and more vigilant.”

“SCN is grateful to have Brandon Waller as the next Security Director of South Palm Beach County. With his extensive resume in law enforcement and security services, including experience with the FBI and SWAT, Waller is well equipped to reinforce the safety, security, and resiliency of the South Palm Beach County Jewish community amid an unprecedented complex and dynamic threat landscape,” said SCN National Director and CEO Michael Masters.

Prior to joining SCN, Waller served as a Special Agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from 2003 to 2024, serving at FBI Headquarters, the FBI New York Field Office, and in Toronto, Canada. He worked in a variety of programs, investigating violent criminal organizations, egregious internet threats, and international terrorism emanating from Africa. Additionally, Waller served as a SWAT Operator for more than 12 years while assigned to New York.

Most recently, he served as the FBI representative to an inter-agency committee responsible for coordinating multi-agency and multi-jurisdictional complex narcotics and gang investigations. Before his career in law enforcement, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps, attaining the rank of Captain. Waller holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Binghamton University and a master’s degree in homeland security from Penn State University.

“I am honored to join SCN and serve the Jewish communities of greater South Palm Beach County, working to enhance their safety and security infrastructure and supporting the continuation of robust Jewish life,” said Waller, South Palm Beach County Security Director. “This jurisdiction has a well-established security program, and I look forward to meaningfully educating residents and expanding our relationships with local law enforcement and community partners.”

The Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County is part of a growing network of Jewish Federations and communities that have partnered with SCN to launch or build upon existing community-wide security programs designed around an “all threats, all hazards” approach to preparedness, safety, security, and resiliency. Each program is connected to SCN’s national operations, providing direct access to SCN’s National Jewish Security Operations Command Center and Duty Desk, as well as best practice security resources and support related to policies, procedures, physical security, facility assessments, training, and incident response.

About Secure Community Network

The Secure Community Network (SCN), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the official safety and security organization of the Jewish community in North America. Founded in 2004 under the auspices of The Jewish Federations of North America and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, SCN serves as the central organization dedicated exclusively to the safety and security of the American Jewish community, working across 146 federations, 50 partner organizations, over 300 independent communities, and other partners in the public, private, nonprofit, and academic sectors. SCN is dedicated to ensuring that Jewish organizations, communities, life, and culture can not only exist safely and securely, but flourish. Learn more at

About the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County

Established in 1979, the JFSPBC is made up of Jewish and social service organizations, synagogues, and schools that provide valued services and programs to recipients in South Palm Beach County, in Israel and around the world. The JFSPBC is also comprised of local residents, including lay leadership, volunteers, donors, professional staff, rabbis, educators, event participants and students. Situated on a 100-acre campus in west Boca Raton – the largest in the nation – the JFSPBC supports more than 70 beneficiaries, engages with more than 5,000 donors, and connects more than 130,000 residents. To learn more about how we contribute to a shared vision for the Jewish community, visit or call 561.852.3100.