Chief Mark Hall - Palm Springs Police Department

Mark Hall was appointed as Chief of Police of the Palm Springs Police Department in Palm Beach County in January 2011. He began his career with the Palm Springs Police Department in 1990 where he volunteered as an Auxiliary Officer. In 1992 he was hired as a full-time officer and in 1995 was chosen as the department's first community policing officer. Chief Hall was responsible for starting the departments Police Athletic League, Police Explorer Program, Neighborhood Watch, Medic-Alert Program and implementation of the problem solving / SARA Model department-wide. In 2000 he began teaching Intro to COP courses for the Florida Regional Community Policing Institute across the state. He was promoted through the ranks and became the Patrol Lieutenant in 2002. In 2008 he was promoted to the rank of Captain and was responsible for all department operations.

Chief Hall received the Palm Beach County Child Advocate Police Officer of the Year Award in 1997. In 1998 he received a Special Recognition Award from the PBC Crime Prevention Officer's Association. In 2000 he was named as the Kiwanis Public Safety Officer of the Year. Most recently, in 2009, Chief Hall was named as the Florida Police Chief's Association Officer of the Year for the apprehension of an active shooter at a local nightclub. He attended the Southern Police Institute's Command Officers Development Course, is a graduate of the FBI LEEDA Command Institute and holds a Bachelors of Applied Science Degree in Public Safety Administration from St. Petersburg College.

He is a member of the Florida Police Chiefs Association, the International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners and the Palm Beach County Association of Chiefs of Police. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Palm Beach County Substance Awareness Coalition and has developed numerous operations to address Underage Drinking in the County. Chief Hall is married with two children and resides in Palm Springs.

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