City News

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

New Police Chief Begins Service

Post Date:06/14/2017 11:19 AM

June 13 swearing-in ceremony of David Gillespie as the new Chief of the Melbourne Police Department 

David Gillespie was sworn in as Melbourne’s new Chief of Police during the June 13 City Council Meeting. Circuit Court Judge David Dugan performed the swearing-in ceremony.

Gillespie has extensive experience in community policing, youth programs and crime prevention initiatives. Before becoming Melbourne Police Chief he was the Fifth District Commander of the Montgomery County (MD) Police Department, which serves 200,000 citizens in a 143 square-mile area. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice from the University of Maryland and a master’s of science degree in management from Johns Hopkins University.

He is replacing Chief Steve Mimbs who retired from the Melbourne Police Department this month after 37 years of service.

Return to full list >>