Port Orange Selects Thomas Grimaldi as its new Chief of Police.
City Manager Jake Johansson made the selection today of Thomas Grimaldi as Port Orange’s new Chief of Police. “Thomas Grimaldi’s selection is tentative pending a background review,” said City Manager Johansson. In addition, Mr. Johansson said of Chief Grimaldi, “He is very community oriented, a veteran of a similar size police force and community and selected unanimously by three review panels that included Volusia County Sheriff Ben F. Johnson, a former local police chief, citizens of Port Orange and city staff.” Chief Grimaldi was selected from a group of 119 candidates.
A 26-year veteran of the Bristol, Connecticut Police Department, Chief Grimaldi has served as the department’s Chief of Police since December 2012. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and his professional memberships include the International Chiefs of Police Association, the New England Chiefs of Police Association and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association.
Chief Grimaldi will replace Port Orange’s current Chief of Police, Gerald M. Monahan, Jr, who is retiring in November after 16 years of service to the community.