WEST PALM BEACH SWEARS IN POLICE CHIEF FRANK ADDERLEY and DEPUTY CHIEF RICK MORRIS
Chief Frank Adderley, a 38-year law enforcement veteran, was sworn in today as Chief of Police.
WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA (June 4, 2019) – On June 4, 2019, the City of West Palm Beach Police Department swore in its 17th Police Chief and added a Deputy Chief.
Chief Frank Adderley, a 38-year law enforcement veteran, was sworn in today as Chief of Police. Chief Adderley spent more than 36-years with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department where he rose through the ranks to become its top law enforcement officer in 2008. In 2016, he left the department to accept a position with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office as its third in command. As Chief of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, Chief Adderley oversaw more than 735 employees.
“Chief Adderley and I share a vision for WPBPD’s future community policing, customer service, and culture of responsiveness,” said West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James. “This, coupled with his strong relationships with neighboring agencies and the local community, will make a positive difference for the department and our residents. I am confident he will take the West Palm Beach Police Department to the next level.”
“I’m honored to be Chief of the West Palm Beach Police Department,” said Chief Frank Adderley. “My goal is to make this the City of West Palm Beach the safest city in which to live, work, and visit.””
Rick Morris was sworn in as Deputy Chief. Morris is a 40-year law enforcement veteran of the Coral Springs Police Department (Detective assigned to DEA, retired), Palm Beach County School Police (Captain retired), and Florida Department of Law Enforcement (Special Agent retired).