Palm Beach County Association of Chiefs of Police

PO Box 1316

West Palm Beach Florida 33402      

Tel: 772-485-2289     Fax: 561-625-0441

www.pbpolicechiefs.org

Executive Board of Directors

Chief Sean Brammer
President

sbrammer@fau.edu

O: 561-297-3505 

 

Chief Sean Brammer's tenure in law enforcement spans 19 years. He began his career at Florida Atlantic University as a Captain in March 2006. He was soon promoted to Major where he took charge of the Patrol Operations. In September of 2012, he was promoted to Deputy Chief  with responsibilities over the Patrol and Support Operations which included Crime Prevention, Criminal Investigations, Police Communications for all university campuses. On April 20th 2016, he was promoted to Chief of Police by FAU Vice President  Ms. Stacy Volnick. As Police Chief, he has  responsibilities of overseeing the entire operation of the Police Department which includes Security Technology Services and the protection of the thousands of students enrolled at Florida Atlantic University.

Chief Clinton Shannon
Vice-President

CShannon@pbgfl.com 

O: 561-799-4401

Chief Clint Shannon began his law enforcement career in 1979 in North Miami where he spent 31 years.  Chief Shannon was promoted up through the ranks to Chief of Police before retiring in 2010. Clint joined the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department in 2010 as an Assistant Chief and was appointed Chief of Police in 2018.  Chief Shannon holds a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership from St. Thomas University.  He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy’s 202nd session, FBI Executive Development 56th session, and the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police 68th session.    

Chief Hal Hutchins
Secretary

Chief Hal Hutchins  serves as the Chief of Police for the Town of Ocean Ridge. He has been with the Ocean Ridge Police Department since 2005, having previously served for the Town of Palm Beach Police Department from 1981 until his retirement in 2005.  Chief Hutchins holds a Bachelor’s degree from Barry University and is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute Command Officers Development Course. Chief Hutchins currently serves on the board of directors of the Florida Police Chiefs Association, the Palm Beach County Law Enforcement Exchange and as Director of the Ocean Ridge Department of Public Safety Support Group.

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O: 772-485-2289

Chief Thomas Ceccarelli
Immediate Past-President

tceccarelli@vpsfl.org

O: 561-304-4812

Thomas Ceccarelli currently serves as Police Chief in Palm Springs, Florida and has 30 years of Law Enforcement experience in South Florida.

Chief Ceccarelli holds a Bachelors Degree from Barry University and a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice from Lynn University.

He is also a graduate from the FBI National Academy.

Chief Richard Jenkins
Past-President at Large

Chief Jenkins currently serves as Police Chief in North Palm Beach.  He is a 30 year leader in South Florida policing. Chief Jenkins is an Executive Board member and immediate past-president of the Palm Beach County Association of Chiefs of Police and President of the Northern Area Mutual Aid Consortium of Palm Beach County. Chief Jenkins holds a Masters of Criminal Justice from Boston University is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Senior Management Institute for Police Executive Research Forum Command Colleges. 

Chief Ted J. Gonzales (Retired)
Executive Director

Tgonzales@pbcgov.com

O: 772-485-2289

Ted Gonzales currently serves as the Countywide Director of Operations for Palm Beach County Law Enforcement Exchange (LEX).  Director Gonzales retired as Chief/Director of Public Safety for the Jupiter Island Public Safety in April of 2014 and was appointed Executive Director of Palm Beach County Association of Chiefs of Police in October of 2014.  He has over 34 years of Law Enforcement experience in South Florida.