Community Conversation – May 5, 2022

The second in a series of conversations to strengthen community connections was held on May 5, 2022 at the Boynton Beach Police Department. We thank everyone attended in person and online.

Awards & Swearing In Ceremony

Join us in congratulating our Sworn Employee of the Year Officer Brian Goldfuss and Professional Staff of the Year Communications Specialist Joseph Viggiano, and welcoming our new Assistant Chief of Police Jack Dale, Officers Alexis Anderson, Luis Betancourt, Bailey Bloom, Samantha Burke, Thomas Coppini and Omar Dube. We also celebrate the promotion of Captains Matthew Zeller and Maurice Spates to the rank of Major and Officer Andrew Berben to the rank of Sergeant. Finally, as special recognition to Becky Kyle, Director of Missions at Christ Fellowship, for never missing an opportunity to show our department support and love.

Community Conversation – 3/31/22

Thank you to everyone who participated in our first Community Conversation at the Boynton Beach Police Department. We truly value the opportunity to hear from the community we serve, and we look forward to future dialogue. Our next discussion will be held on May 5 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at our headquarters, 2100 High Ridge Road. We hope you will join us.

2022 South Florida Police K9 Competition

Everything you need to know about the 2022 South Florida Police K9 Competition – and some major breaking news too- all on this week’s episode of the South Florida Sunday Podcast. Thanks to all of our favorite radio stations for having Officer Chris Schalk on the air to talk about the upcoming event.

How a BBPD Officer helped end homelessness for a man named Bo

It takes a village. It takes a group of people. It takes a community. We are proud to partner with The Lord’s Place toward the goal of ending homelessness in our community. Here is the story of how Homeless Outreach Team Officer Brian Goldfuss worked with Joey Nieves and Brianna Garza, outreach specialists from TLP, to find a safe home for Bo. The story aired during this morning’s 14th annual Ending Homelessness Breakfast. To learn more or donate, please visit

BBPD Joins Pledge to Hire More Women

The Boynton Beach Police Department recently signed the 30×30 Pledge, a national initiative to increase the representation of women in police recruit classes to 30% by 2030. Deputy Chief Vanessa Snow and four other female officers in our agency sat down with WPTV to talk about this mission to advance policing.

2021 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics

The Boynton Beach Police Department recently signed the 30X30 Pledge, which is a national initiative to increase the representation of women in police recruit classes to 30% by 2030. WPTV Reporter Miranda Christian sat down with Deputy Chief Vanessa Snow and four other women in our agency to discuss this mission of advancing women in policing.

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.