Palm Beach Police Chiefs Select Executive Director
Retired Chief Jim Kelly takes the helm
The Palm Beach County Association of Chiefs of Police hired retired police
chief Jim Kelly to take over the day-to-day operations of the organization.
Association President Dan Alexander said, “We are pleased to have someone
serving in this capacity who is so highly qualified, and who understands the
mission and direction of our organization.”
Director Kelly was president of the Association twice. He served as Palm
Beach County School District Police Chief from 1989 to 2012. He earned a
bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Florida Atlantic University in
1979 and a law degree from Western New England College School of Law in
1985. Director Kelly is a member of the Florida Bar and the Federal Bar of
the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida.
Director Kelly will spearhead Association priorities, such as an upcoming
community violence forum, increased visibility, and legislative advocacy.
Contact information for the Association is included below:
Palm Beach Police Chiefs Install New Board
2013 Platform includes increased public engagement
The Palm Beach County Association of Chiefs of Police installed their 2013
board of directors yesterday. Judge James Martz administered the oath of
office. Guest speaker State Attorney Dave Aronberg provided an overview of
his new administration to over 100 distinguished guests.
Incoming President Chief Dan Alexander laid out an ambitious agenda for the
Association in 2013, based on strategic planning sessions with the
membership. Alexander said that the organization must “be effectively
prepared to respond to ever-changing service demands, we need to stay ahead
of the curve…” In the next few weeks, the Association will be addressing the
issue of gun violence through a law enforcement and community forum in Palm
Beach County. The members recognize their key leadership roles and will seek
to leverage their influence to keep our citizens safe.
In the coming year, the Association will more actively engage traditional
media about issues in policing, and also expand into social media platforms.
Information about the Association can be found on the following sites:
The Palm Beach Chiefs will also remain active in legislative advocacy. Chief
Alexander said, “Through the FPCA and our own local efforts, we will
continue to advocate for positions consistent with our mission and our
interests.” The Association has endorsed the Florida Police Chiefs
Association (FPCA) legislative agenda, which can be found at
http://www.fpca.com/. The Palm Beach Chiefs will host a legislative forum
later in the year.
The following officers were sworn into Board of Directors positions on
January 17, 2013:
Chief Daniel C. Alexander (fourth from the left)
Boca Raton Police Department
Chief Steven Kniffin (third from the left)
Palm Beach Shores Police Department
Chief Brian Smith (second from the left)
Juno Beach Police Department
Director Kirk Blouin (first from the left)
Palm Beach Police Department