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 - May 17-21, 2018

18-026946 1916 hours Stolen Vehicle 750 W. Industrial Ave.
Officers responded to the aforementioned address in reference to a stolen vehicle. Upon arrival they met with the victim who stated unknown persons had stolen his White 1999 Toyota Avalon bearing Fl. Tag Y47DZH sometime over-night.
18-026846 0745 hours Burglary Auto 304 SE 23RD AVE... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - May 17, 2018

18-26325 1844 hrs Trespass/Narcotic Arrest 1005 N Seacrest Blvd
Officers observed B/M Javarous Finklea, 12/31/99, standing in front of the business that was known to officers to be trespassed from the business. Search incident to arrest revealed Finklea to be in possession of marijuana. NTA Issued.
18-26333 1909 hrs Failed to Stop 500 NE 2nd St
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Community Meeting

Let's talk over dinner. Join us May 31 at 6 p.m. at St. John Missionary Baptist Church for a community conversation organized by the Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission Community Engagement Task Force.
RSVP to 561-355-2332.

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Boynton Briefing - May 16, 2018

18-026126 1436 hours Strong Arm Robbery 371 N. Congress Ave.
Officers responded to the aforementioned location in reference to a strong arm robbery. Upon arrival they met with the elderly victim who advised a b/m and two b/f suspects had snatched her purse and fled the area in a White Toyota Corolla bearing FL. Tag AEVK11. Units located the vehicle at 500 W. Boynton... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - May 15, 2018

18-025984 1532 hours Failed to Stop 801 NE 3rd St.
PTO Davis attempted a traffic stop on a White 2001 Kia Sorento bearing FL. Tag CHH 1542 at the aforementioned location. The vehicle failed to yield and fled south bound on Federal Hwy. Units were unable to identify the driver of the vehicle. Delray Beach PD was notified of the DOT and the vehicle description. No... Click to View

Register now for Teen Police Academy summer camp

Registration is underway for the 10th annual Boynton Beach Police Department Teen Police Academy, a week-long summer camp dedicated to increasing an understanding between our community’s youth and their local police.
The academy program will provide youth a hands-on opportunity to learn how the BBPD operates. Class topics will include: K-9, police patrol techniques, dangers of traffic... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - may 10, 2018

18-025180 2121 hours Overdose Non-Fatal 501 SE 18th Ave.
18-025196 0012 hours Robbery Firearm 4101 Mahogany Dr.
Officers responded to the above address in reference to a delayed robbery. Upon arrival, they met with the victim who stated they were robbed at gunpoint by two black male suspects and a heavyset black female. Taken from the victim was... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - May 9, 2018

18-024979 Burglary Residence 1404 Asbury Way 1801 hours
Officers responded to the above address and met with the victim who wanted to report a theft of firearm. Victim told officers that her Glock 23 (black) Ser# SBK128 stolen from a file cabinet that was pried open. The victim suspects that her ex-husband broke into her home to steal the firearm and keys to a co-owned vehicle.... Click to View

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