BBPD officers enforce speed limit in school zones

The speed limit is 20 mph in a school zone. You’ll know it’s a school zone when you see the yellow flashing lights. Also, remember it is illegal for drivers to handle phones, for any reason, at designated school crossings and school zones. Put your phones down, slow down and pay attention. A child’s life depends on it.

FPCA and Community Leaders Issue Pillars of Change Report

The Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA) today released a new report from the association’s Subcommittee on Accountability and Societal Change, established in the wake of the George Floyd murder to develop proposals that could be implemented at the local and state level to enhance trust, ensure transparency and accountability, and strengthen relationships between the police and the communities they serve. BBPD Police Chief Michael G. Gregory served as a member of the subcommittee.

Community Conversation – Interpreting the Verdict

Police Chief Michael G. Gregory was part of an important community conversation on April 23, 2021 following the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin murder trial. Advance to the 54 minute mark to hear Chief Gregory’s perspective.

Painting Boynton Blue – Pinwheels for Prevention

We will always stand up to protect children in Palm Beach County who have been abused, abandoned or neglected. This month, join us in keeping children safe by making child abuse prevention a priority. Report suspect abuse to 800-96-ABUSE. Lean more at

Retirement of BBPD Therapy Dog K9 Harley

For the past four years, anywhere Special Victims Unit Det. Astrel Labbe went, his partner Harley was by his side. Now that Labbe has been promoted from detective to sergeant, his four-legged partner is taking off her vest and retiring from the Boynton Beach Police Department. Since September 2016, K9 Harley has served as the department’s therapy dog, assigned to an investigative unit where she was directly involved in providing support to people during difficult, often heartbreaking times in their lives. Read more:

Q&A with Chief Gregory & the Recruitment Team

Boynton Beach Police Chief Michael G. Gregory and the Recruitment Team answered questions about the hiring process and qualifications for becoming a member of our agency on Feb. 24, 2021.Have additional questions, email or fill out the job interest form on our website, and a member of the Recruitment Team will reach out to you.

BBPD recognizes promotions, honors officers

On Feb. 9, 2021, we celebrated the promotions of Deputy Chief Vanessa Snow, Captain Daniel Dugger, Sgt. Astrel Labbe, Sgt. Cory Herny and Sgt. Evan Esteves. We also honored our Sworn Employee of the Year, Officer Cynthia Rivera, and Professional Staff Member of the Year Anthony Petriello.

Officers save lives of cousins injured in waverunner crash

On Jan. 2, officers saved the lives of two people who were ejected from a waverunner after it crashed into a seawall in the ICW. See the rescue & hear important safety tips from Marine Unit Officers.

ATV’s and Dirt Bikes are not street legal. Ride Safe. Ride Smart.

We’re in the thick of the holiday season, and a popular gift this time of year are ATV’s and dirt bikes. But before you go and purchase one, there are few things you need to know. They are dangerous and illegal to operate on public roadways. Here at the Boynton Beach Police Department, we want our community to be safe. So ride safe and ride smart.

BBPD hosts annual Shop with a Cop Program

Not even a global pandemic could stop the Boynton Beach Police Department from bringing holiday joy to children in the community. Our annual Shop with a Cop program went on – albeit a little differently. Members of the BBPD shopped and delivered toys to 70 students who attend elementary schools in the City of Boynton Beach.

Serious crime down by double digits in Boynton Beach

Boynton Beach Police Chief Michael Gregory spoke with Joel Malkin for 1290 WJNO’s Protecting the Palm Beaches on Nov. 13, 2020, about a myriad of topics, to include the double digits decrease in serious crime this year.

BBPD Chief Gregory participates in CJC Forum on Policing

On Oct. 14, 2020, Boynton Beach Police Chief Michael G. Gregory participated in the Criminal Justice Commission Forum on Policing in Palm Beach County, alongside Delray Beach Police Chief Javaro Sims.

BBPD gives back to schools in the City of Boynton Beach

When Walmart on Old Boynton Road called with $40,000 in schools supplies to donate we sprang into action. With help from Good Greek Moving and Storage, we delivered 30-pallets of supplies to 12 schools and a community center on Oct. 28, National First Responders Day. This is what #BBPDPRIDE looks like!

BBPD Chief Michael Gregory’s X102.3 panel discussion

On May 29, 2020, Boynton Beach Police Chief Michael Gregory participated in a panel discussion about relations between law enforcement, the community and excessive force with West Palm Beach Police Chief Frank Adderley and Patrick Franklin, President/CEO of the Urban League of Palm Beach County, Inc.