The Passing of Retired Police Chief William "Bill" Hamilton

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Retired Boynton Beach Police Chief William "Bill" Hamilton.
Chief Hamilton was hired by the Boynton Beach Police Department in Feb. 1959. He became Chief of Police in Jan. 1982 and served in that capacity until his retirement in Oct. 1984.
Chief Hamilton was surrounded by his family and friends when he peacefully passed on Feb. 3. His son, Chris, provided us with some beautiful insight into his life. Please take some time to read about a man who meant a great deal to this agency.

"They truly broke the mold when Dad arrived on earth in the early 1930’s. Dad served our Country in the Army in the 1950’s, he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master’s degree from Pepperdine University, he also graduated from the FBI Academy in the 1970’s, and gave 25 years of loyalty and pride to the Boynton Beach Police Department and retired as their Police Chief...Dad’s true wishes were to ride off into the sunset, singing Willie Nelson in his t-shirt and blue jeans. One of Dad’s favorite #willienelson songs was Angel Flying too Close to the Ground. I played hours of Willie Nelson tunes at Dad’s bedside during his final few days and I will always cherish these memories. Please do not be sad for our family because we are celebrating Dad’s full-life.. Please just remember and honor Dad by carrying on his great stories and sense of humor. Here are the so fitting lyrics of Willie Nelson’s Angel Flying too Close to the Ground~ “I knew someday that you would fly away. For love's the greatest healer to be found. So leave me if you need to, I will still remember. Angel flying too close to the ground. Fly on, fly on past the speed of sound..."

Rest in Peace, Chief Hamilton. Thank you for your dedication. #bbpdpride

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Boynton Briefing - Nov. 20, 2018

18-060332 Burglary To Residence 1833 NE 6th St 1927 hours
Officers were dispatched to the above address in reference to a burglary. The victim told officers a group of juveniles entered his opened garage and stole a bicycle from the garage. The victim also said the suspects left 3 other bicycles nearby that did not belong to the victim. The officers checked the area but did... Click to View

Meet the new K9 Team

We are excited to introduce you to the newest members of our K9 Unit - Officer Patrick Roedel and his partner, K9 Bane!
K9 Bane is a Dutch Shepherd, who was born in June 2017. He will be trained to sniff out narcotics, in addition to apprehending criminals with Officer Roedel, who has served the BBPD for 6 years.
Officer Roedel and K9 Bane will be in school for the next 3-4 months... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - Nov. 14, 2018

18-059182 Auto Burglary 2815 S. Seacrest Blvd-Bethesda East 2001 hours
Victim stated someone shattered the front passenger side window to his white F-150 and rummaged through the glove compartment. No items were taken.
** Extra Patrol at Z-Mart resulted in several arrests, 18-59216, 18-59217, 18-059218, 18-059219 **
18-59088 Burglary Residence 311... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - Nov. 9-13, 2018

18-058940 Burglary In Progress 250 NE 17th Ave 1826 hours
Officers responded to the above address in reference to a residential burglary. The victim provided the description of two unknown males she found inside her residence. Responding officers located one of the suspects and conducted a show-up of the suspect with the victim. The victim positively identified the suspect, Jeffrey... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - Nov. 7, 2018

18-057726 Throw Deadly Missile/OCC Dwelling 593 NE 19th Avenue 1543 hours
Victim stated sometime between Sunday 11-04-18 app 0830 hours and 11-06-18 app 1543 hours a window on the east side of the residence was damaged. Damage to the interior of the residence was consistent with some type of projectile possibly a bullet. No projectile was located and no suspect information.
18-... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - Nov. 6, 2018

18-057553 Suspicious Incident 2400 High Ridge Road 1701 hours
BBPD responded to a complaint of a suspicious package next to the community mail boxes. Security advised he observed a box with “religious type writing on it” next to the outside mail boxes. Based on the nature of the incident, the area was cordoned off. BBFD/PBSO bomb squad were notified and responded to scene.... Click to View

Want an inside look at the BBPD? Register now for the Community Police Academy!

The Boynton Beach Police Department is now accepting applications for the 40th class of the Community Police Academy, which begins Wednesday, January 9, 2019.
Classes will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays for nine consecutive weeks at Fire Station 5, 2080 High Ridge Road, Boynton Beach. The program is free and open to residents and business leaders.
The program,... Click to View

Rest in peace, K9 Hutch

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing on Saturday of our beloved retired K9 Hutch. Hutch served the City of Boynton Beach, Government from 2007-2014, apprehending more than 200 criminals during his storied career.
Please keep his partner, Officer Mark Sohn, and his family in your thoughts during this incredibly difficult time.
Thank you for your service, buddy. We... Click to View

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