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BOYNTON BEACH POLICE CHIEF QUITS

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Michael Gregory Leaving Post With Just One Week Of Notice.

Boynton Beach Police Chief Michael Gregory Is Resigning, Effective One Week From Today.

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOYNTON BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The Chief of the embattled Boynton Beach Police Department just announced his resignation. It is effective in one week.

Chief Michael Gregory has been criticized for his handling of notable incidents — including the death of a teen on a motorbike who was chased by a Boynton Beach police officer. Morale on the force is said to be low. The Palm Beach Police Benevolent Association recently called on the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office to take over policing in Boynton Beach. That decision would have to be made by City of Boynton Beach leaders.

This is the statement just released by the Boynton Beach Police Department:


Boynton Beach Police Chief Michael G. Gregory on Friday announced he will be leaving service of the City of Boynton Beach effective April 22, 2022.

Chief Gregory said his decision is the result of wanting to take time to increase attention and focus on other areas of his life. 

“I am very proud of the many accomplishments achieved with the outstanding women and men in the Boynton Beach Police Department during my nearly 4-year tenure.” Chief Gregory said. “I greatly appreciate the opportunity provided to me to lead the department and the leadership of City Manager Lori LaVerriere.”

Among the accomplishments Chief Gregory noted:

  • Reducing Part 1 Crime in the City of Boynton Beach to a historical 20 year low
  • Building stronger relationships with community partners
  • Building the newest and most state-of-the-art Police Headquarters in Palm Beach County
  • Modernizing the technology we use to 21st Century standards
  • Implementing Mental Health programs and initiatives for employees
  • Increasing the professionalism and accountability of the department
  • Maintaining the department’s Excelsior status for the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation

City Manager LaVerriere has appointed Deputy Chief Vanessa Snow as the Interim Police Chief upon the Chief Gregory’s departure.

“I am truly thankful for Chief Gregory’s service to the Boynton Beach community and wish him nothing but great success in his future,” City Manager LaVerriere said.

 

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