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Palm Bay Police DepartmentPalm Bay Police headquarters operates from a modern facility built in 1990. The 33,000 square foot two-story building, located adjacent to City Hall, houses more than 200 public safety personnel.

The City of Palm Bay was incorporated in 1959 under its current charter. What was once a small agricultural community in the 1950’s has become the largest city in Brevard County with a current population of over 115,000. Our rapid growth has created an ongoing challenge from demands on resources and services. We meet that challenge with determination and optimism.

Original City Hall Early 1960s
Police Department in front of the original City Hall - early 1960's

1978 PD MotorcycleOld Police Car Year Unknown
Palm Bay Motorcycle - 1978Palm Bay Police Vehicle - Year Unknown

Police Vehicle 1979
Palm Bay Police Vehicle - August 1979



Chiefs of the Past

George Jackson

George Jackson

1960 - 1961

  Walter E Tauscher

Walter E. Tauscher

Sept. 1962 – Nov. 1971

  Franklin T DeGroodt

Franklin T. DeGroodt

Nov. 1971 – Aug. 1974

Harry J Carey

Harry J. Carey

Aug. 1974 - Sept. 1979

  Paul Kreuzkamp Jr

Paul J. Kreuzkamp Jr.

Nov. 1979 - Aug. 1983

  Charles R. Simmons

Charles R. Simmons

Nov. 1983 - Jan. 1988

Robert Rossman

Robert Rossman

Dec. 1988 – May 1994

  Paul Rumbley

Paul G. Rumbley

May 1994 – July 2004

  William Burger

William D. Burger

Oct. 2004 – April 2011

Douglas F Muldoon

Douglas F. Muldoon

April 2011 – Jan. 2015

  Mark Renkens

Mark Renkens

April 2015 – June 2017

  James Rogers

James Rogers

July 2017 – April 2019