Executive Board of Directors
Chief Javaro Sims
Police Chief Javaro Sims was born in Palm Beach County, Florida. He attended the Lake Worth Community High School, and then the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) in Tallahassee, where he obtained a bachelor's degree in physical education, and then Lynn University in Boca Raton where he obtained a master’s degree in criminal justice administration. He also graduated from the FBI National Academy’s 255th Session, University of VA., in Quantico, VA. He continued his education by attending courses in Future Law Enforcement Executives, Future Police Chiefs, Senior Management Institute for Police Executives, the Senior Management Research Forum, and the Southern Police Institute (University of Louisville).
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 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.
Chief Gregory was sworn in as the 30th Boynton Beach Police Chief on July 9, 2018. He began his police profession with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department in 1987. Chief Gregory holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice/Police Science from Florida Atlantic University and a Master of Public Administration degree from Florida International University (FIU). Chief Gregory has completed advanced coursework at the Senior Management Institute for Police and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy – Session 248.He is an active member of several organizations; including Florida Police Chiefs Association, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, and International Association of Chiefs of Police
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 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.
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 has over 40 years of Law Enforcement experience in South Florida.