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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BBPD News feed

Boynton Briefing - Sept. 25, 2018

18-49265 1711 hrs Grand Theft Arrest 650 N. Congress Ave.
W/F, Marubeny Lemus, 12/24/90, was arrested after stealing $404.43 worth of products from Target.
18-49182 Stolen Auto 500 Industrial Way 0808 hours
Captured on video on 09-21-18 at 2100 hours unknown suspects stole a 2009 Ford F450 FL tag EHZQ93. Vehicle has custom chrome wheels and... Click to View

OfferUp at our new substation

Do you buy/sell items using mobile apps such as OfferUp and Letgo?
You can use the lobby of our substation to safely conduct these transactions. The doors are open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. #SaferBoyntonBeach #bbpdpride

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Boynton Briefing - Sept. 21-24, 2018

18-049145 Overdose-Non-Fatal 480 W BBB (The Inn) 0024 hours
18-049152 R/A with Violence 901 N Congress Ave (Ali Baba) 0258 hours_
Units responded to above location in reference to over 100 people in the parking lot fighting. While officers were clearing the parking lot contact was made with Ralph Destinville B/M (DOB 10/6/91) who immediately took a fighting stance and... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - Sept. 21, 2018

18-048650 DWLS – Batt. L.E.O 1300 Old Boynton Rd 2349 hours
Officers conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle operated by Shayla Williams. As a result, Williams was placed under arrest for felony DWLS Habitual. Williams resisted the officers as she was being taken into custody. Williams dug her nails into Ofc Esteves’ left arm causing some abrasions to the officer’s arm. Officer... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - Sept. 19-20, 2018

18-048411 Burglary to Auto 1300 SW 35th Ave 1852 hours
Officers responded to Caloosa Park and met with the caller who reported a burglary to her red Dodge Journey. The caller said an unknown person broke her vehicle’s window and stole several items from inside of the vehicle. The caller said a Michael Kors purse and other items totaling $900 were taken.
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PD lobby closing; reopening at new location

Our lobby officially closes at 5 p.m. on Thursday. We will resume operations on Monday, Sept. 24 at our substation, 209 N. Seacrest Blvd (south of the Post Office).
Services available there include Public Records, Victim Advocates and Internal Affairs. Hours are Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Administration, Patrol and Investigative Services will be located at 2045 High... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - Sept. 18, 2018

18-048080 2042 hours Trafficking Heroin Arrest 133 NW 10th Ave.
PTO Rivera and OIT Waiters conducted a felony stop on a stolen 2013 White Kia Optima at the aforementioned location. B/M Datron Brown was subsequently taken into custody for GTA. Search incident to arrest located 5.9 grams of Heroin on his person. Brown was charged accordingly and tot PBCJ.
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Police to give deaf residents device to improve communication between them

In honor of Deaf Awareness Month, the Boynton Beach Police Department is expanding its efforts to improve communication with residents who are deaf or hard of hearing.
The latest initiative is the purchase of the Pullover Pal, a canvas waterproof pocket that folds over the driver’s window for the officer to see immediately when approaching the vehicle. It contains a card that tells the... Click to View

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