Director Simon Blank began his law enforcement career in 1988 with the Royal Palm Beach Police Department, in Palm Beach County, Florida. Simon moved through the ranks during his tenure with the agency and served in different assignments, to include: patrol, narcotics, persons and property crimes detective, internal affairs and supervisor of the Criminal Investigations Division.
Simon joined the Division of Insurance Fraud in 1996 as a detective assigned to the 440 Strike Force in West Palm Beach. He was promoted to Lieutenant of that unit in 2001 and to Regional Captain in 2002. In 2008, Simon was named Workers’ Compensation Bureau Chief and in 2009 became the Division’s Operations Major overseeing all enforcement actions statewide.
In September 2013, Simon was appointed Director of the Florida Division of Insurance Fraud by CFO Atwater.
Simon is a 2014 graduate of the FBI National Academy Session #257.
Prior to starting a career in law enforcement, he served in the United States Air Force from 1982 through 1986.