Police Chief Doug Muldoon
Police Chief Doug Muldoon began his career with the Palm Bay Police Department in August 1976. He was officially appointed as Police Chief on April 2, 2011. He has worked in all sections of the agency and has served on the senior staff of the department since 1983.
Police Chief Muldoon has a BA
Degree in Public Administration and is a graduate of the FBI Law Enforcement
Executive Development Seminar (52nd Session), FDLE Executive Institute Senior
Leadership Program, and the Certified Public Manager Program and Leadership
Brevard. He is also a graduate of the 153rd Session of the FBI National Academy
and served as the FBINAA Florida Chapter President in 1998, and in July 2005 was
elected to the Executive National Board of Directors.
Deputy Chief John Blackledge
Deputy Chief John Blackledge began his career with the Palm Bay Police Department in September 1980 and is currently assigned to the Uniform Services Division, which includes the Communications Section.
Deputy Chief John Blackledge has a BA Degree in Allied Law. He is also a FDLE Certified Legal Instructor and Lead Instructor at Brevard Community College. He is a graduate of the 193rd Session of the FBI National Academy and has completed FSU Certified Public Manager Coursework.
Captain Diana Blackledge
Captain Diana Blackledge joined the Palm Bay Police Department in 1987 working mainly in the patrol division in the K9 Unit. She is internationally recognized for her expertise in police K9 training and deployment. She has served as the Team USA Coach to the Internationale Diensthund Meisterschaft in Augsburg, GE and was chosen to be one of three canine teams to represent the USA at the world police dog competition held at the World’s Fair in 2000 in Hannover, GE. In 2007, then Sergeant Blackledge joined the Department’s Accreditation Management Unit and led the agency through its first successful accreditation assessment through the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA). The process brought the 200-plus member department into compliance with nearly 300 of the strictest law enforcement professional standards in the field. Captain Blackledge was also the department’s first female lieutenant to attend the prestigious FBI National Academy (FBINA). She is one of just under 2000 females from around the world to have successfully completed the training.
Captain Blackledge earned an associate degree from Brevard Community College and is a graduate of the Florida State University’s Certified Public Manager program. She serves as the area representative of the FBI National Academy Associates. Captain Blackledge currently serves on the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation’s Standards Review and Interpretation Committee, is a team leader for accreditation assessments throughout the state, and is one of only twenty state assessors to attain Certified Accreditation Professional status since the program’s inception in 2009.
Captain Blackledge is currently assigned to oversee the Criminal Investigations Division which includes Intelligence and Homeland Security, Special Victims Unit, Major Case Unit, Special Investigations Unit, Technical Services Unit (Crime Scene).
Captain Nelson Moya
Captain Nelson Moya is a twenty-one year law enforcement professional. He began his career with the Palm Bay Police Department in 1991 and has served the agency in a variety of disciplines. During his tenure he quickly established himself as a leader and served in multiple leadership functions to include command and leadership roles within the SWAT team, training of new hires in the Field Training Officer program and as a sergeant managing patrol zones, neighborhood policing, and special investigations. Captain Moya has also served as a major case detective, internal affairs investigator, tactical incident commander and lieutenant managing the Major Case Unit, Special Investigations Unit and Support Services.
Captain Moya earned an associate degree from Brevard Community College and is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute Command Officer’s Development Course, 36th Session; the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Leadership Academy (Inaugural Session), the FBI’s Florida Executive Development Seminar and the Certified Public Manager program. Captain Moya currently manages District 3 which encompasses approximately 53 square miles and has an estimated population of 33.785 residents.
Captain Mark Renkens
Captain Mark Renkens began his career with the Palm Bay Police Department in November 1989. He is currently assigned to the Support Services Division. This Division includes Training, Recruiting, Field Training Program,Technical Services, Logistics, Code Compliance, Community Services (Police Athletic League, Domestic Violence Advocates, and Volunteer Program),and Crossing Guards.
Captain Renkens has a Masters Degree in the Administration of Justice and Security from the University of Phoenix and is a graduate of the 212th Session of the FBI National Academy. He is also a graduate of the Senior Management Institute of Police.
Captain John resh
Captain John Resh began his career with the Palm Bay Police Department in 1990. During his tenure he has served in Patrol, Neighborhood Policing, Internal Affairs, Crime Suppression, and was a Patrol Watch Commander prior to his current assignment as the Captain of District 2. He is an FDLE State certified firearms instructor, armorer and medical instructor. This year marks Captain Resh's 20th year of continuous service to our department's SWAT Team where he has served as a team leader and sniper as well as the team’s tactical medic.
Captain Resh holds an Associate of Science degree in Public Affairs as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Indiana University. He is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police and is currently completing post graduate work to become a Certified Public Manager.
Captain James Rogers
Captain James Rogers began his career with the Palm Bay Police Department in October 1987. He is currently assigned to the Uniform Services Division, District 1. During his tenure with the Department, he was a 15 year member of the SWAT team serving five of those years as the SWAT Commander. Captain Rogers has served in Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Professional Standards, Youth Services, and the Communication Center prior to being promoted to Investigations Commander.
Captain Rogers is a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy and Southern Police Institute. He has an Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration and a Masters Degree in Political Science.