Join the IACP in congratulating Past Presidents William Berger (2001-2002) and Richard Beary (2014-2015) for being inducted into the Florida Law Enforcement Officers’ Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony, took place today, May 20, 2017, at the Florida state capitol in Tallahassee.
Past President William B. Berger has spent 42 years in public service and public safety, starting with the Miami Police Department and later as chief of police for North Miami Beach Police Department. In 2004, he was named as the chief of police for Palm Bay Police Department, Past President Berger is now U.S. Marshal for the Middle District of Florida. (Learn more about Marshal Berger’s term as IACP President by viewing his video in the IACP Past Presidents History Project.)
Past President Richard M. Beary has over 39 years in state and local law enforcement, including the Altamonte Springs Police Department, the Lake Mary Police Department, and the University of Central Florida, where he is now chief. (Find out more information on Chief Beary’s term as IACP President by viewing his video in the IACP Past Presidents History Project.)
The Florida Law Enforcement Hall of Fame was established in 2014 to recognize and honor law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line for the safety and protection of Florida’s citizens and visitors through their works, service, and exemplary accomplishments.
Congratulations Past Presidents Berger and Beary, well deserved!