Executive Board of Directors

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Chief Gustavo Medina
President

gmedina@tequesta.org

O: 561-768-0515

Police Chief Gus Medina began his law enforcement career in 1998 in Newark, New Jersey. On April 2018, he was named as the Chief of Police for Tequesta Police Department. He currently holds a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice from New Jersey City University and a Master’s Degree from Fairleigh Dickenson in Administrative Sciences. Chief Medina is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute 130th AOC, FBI Executive Development Session 2020, Senior Management Institute for Police Executive Research Forum, Chief Executive Seminar Class 53, and is a Certified Public Manager.

Chief Richard Jones
Secretary

     rjones@oceanridgeflorida.com

     O: 561-732-8331

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Chief Jones began his career in law enforcement as a Police and Fire Dispatcher in 1998 before becoming a Law Enforcement Officer in 2000. Over the past 21 years, he has worked in various capacities of public safety while promoting through the ranks. In August 2021, he was named as the Chief of Police for the Town of Ocean Ridge. He currently holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from Barry University. He is also a graduate of the University of Louisville, Southern Police Institute Command Officer Development Program and a graduate of the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute, Chief Executive Seminar, Class 50.

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Chief David England
Secretary

0909@jupiter.fl.us

O: 561-746-6201

Chief England began his law enforcement career in 1994 with the Largo Police Department.  He later joined the Jupiter Police Department in 1998.  Over the following 22 years, he was promoted through the ranks and today serves as the Town of Jupiter's Chief of Police. During his career, he commanded the agency Administrative Division, the Criminal Investigations Bureau and Patrol Operations Bureau.  Chief England holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Florida State University and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Nova Southeastern University.  In September of 2011, Chief England graduated from the 246th Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

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Asst. Chief Dominick Pape
Treasurer

dpape@pbgfl.com 

O: 561-799-4445

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Assistant Chief Dominick Pape began his law enforcement career in 1982 with the Gainesville Police Department in Florida. He spent 6 years with Gainesville PD before joining the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in 1988. Assistant Chief Pape holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and Associate Degree in Legal Assistance from King's College. He holds two Master's Degrees. One for Criminal Justice from Florida International University and a second for Security Studies (Homeland Security and Defense) from the prestigious Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy's 200th session and the Southern Police Institute Command Officers Development program. 

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Chief Clinton Shannon
Immediate Past-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.    

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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. 

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Hal Hutchins 
Executive Director

hhutchins7305@yahoo.com

Tel: (561) 685-6485

Hal Hutchins currently serves as the Executive Director for the Palm Beach County Association of Chiefs of Police. Mr. Hutchins retired as Chief of Police for the Town of Ocean Ridge, Florida in August 2021 and assumed the role of Executive Director of Palm Beach County Association of Chiefs of Police in March 2022.  He Currently serves as Asst. Chief of Police for Florida Atlantic University and has over 40 years of Law Enforcement experience in South Florida.