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Assistant Chief Josh Mindick began his career with the Boca Raton Police Services Department in 1998. Prior to his promotion to assistant chief in 2014 he served in a variety of assignments as an officer, detective, Major Crimes Team sergeant and Traffic Homicide and captain.
Assistant Chief Mindick also served as a member and commander of the Underwater Search and Recovery Team for 14 years. Assistant Chief Mindick received Officer of the Month, November 2000 and April 2002, a Unit Citation for the Dive Team in October 2001 and October 2005, and a Meritorious Service Commendation in January of 2004 for an underwater rescue operation. In 2005, the Underwater Search and Recovery Team was awarded the Public Safety Leader of the Year award by the City of Boca Raton. In 2009, Assistant Chief Mindick was awarded the Executive of the Year by the City of Boca Raton. Most recently, Assistant Chief Mindick was presented with a Knight of Justice award by the American Police Hall of Fame for assistance provided to a local homeowner association.
Assistant Chief Mindick has a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice from the Florida Atlantic University and is a graduate of the Command Officers Development Course from the Southern Police Institute.