Assistant Chief Javaro Sims was born in the City of Boynton Beach, Florida. He is a graduate of Lake Worth Community High School, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) in Tallahassee, where he obtained a bachelor's degree in physical education and parks and recreation and Lynn University in Boca Raton where he obtained a master’s degree in criminal justice administration. He also graduated from the FBI National Academy’s 255th Session, University of VA., in Quantico, VA. He has attended Future Law Enforcement Executives, Future Police Chiefs, Senior Management Institute for Police Executive Senior Management Research Forum, and the Southern Police Institute (University of Louisville).
Captain Thomas J. Mitchell
Captain Mitchell is a twenty-nine-year police veteran, twenty-five of which have been with the Delray Beach Police Department. Captain Mitchell is a graduate of Barry University, earning a master’s degree in human resource development and administration, and a bachelor's degree in professional administration. Captain Mitchell is also a graduate of Senior Management Institute for Police and the University of Louisville's Command Officers Development Course.
Captain John Battiloro began his career with the Delray beach Police department in 1989. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1996, Lieutenant in 2006, and Captain in 2012. Captain Battiloro earned his Master of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership and his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University. His professional affiliations include the Palm Beach County Chiefs of Police Association.
Captain Rachel Saunders
Captain Rachel Saunders moved to South Florida from Pineville, West Virginia after earning a basketball scholarship to Florida Atlantic University in 1988. She joined the U.S. Army Reserve in 1993 and served until 2001. She attended the Palm Beach College Police Academy Class #84 in 1995.
Captain Saunders became a member of the Delray Beach Police Department in 1995 and currently serves as the Community Response Commander.
Lieutenant John Crane-Baker
Lieutenant John Crane-Baker began his career with the Delray Beach Police Department in 1997. He was promoted to sergeant in 2005 and lieutenant in 2012. Before coming to Delray Beach, he was a state police officer with the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in St. Augustine from 1995 to 1997.
Lieutenant Crane-Baker earned his bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Western Carolina University. He is currently working towards his master's degree from Ashworth College. He is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute of Police, Police executive Research Forum (53rd Session).
Lieutenant Crane-Baker’s professional affiliations include the Police Executive Research Forum, FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association, National Tactical Officers Association and the Florida SWAT Association. Lieutenant Crane-Baker is a Southeast Region 7 Representative for the Florida SWAT Association, National Rifle Association Firearms Instructor, Florida Department of Law Enforcement High Liability Instructor and past Region 6 Chairman of the Florida Narcotics Officer Association.
His police career encompasses a wide array of experience to include community patrol, street narcotics, Vice, Intelligence and Narcotics agent, community patrol sergeant, sergeant of the Community Response Task Force, sergeant of the training division, honor guard commander, SWAT Team commander, as well as a lieutenant of community patrol, investigative division and internal affairs.
Lt. Vinnie Gray
Lieutenant Vincent Gray started his career with the Delray Beach Police Department 22 years ago. He has had a very active and rewarding career. Some of his duties have included community patrol, DUI enforcement officer, traffic enforcement, field training officer, SWAT team member, traffic homicide investigator, West Atlantic Avenue Task Force officer, field training officer, sexual predator program, narcotics investigations, labor management liaison, PBA representative for nearly two decades, and a past PBA Union President. He is currently assigned as the night shift road patrol watch commander.
Lt. Nicole Guerriero
Lieutenant Nicole Guerriero began her career with the Delray Beach Police Department in September of 1999. Prior to becoming a Delray Beach Police Officer, Lieutenant Guerriero was a domestic violence and children’s counselor in the Queens Family Court in Jamaica, New York.
Lt. Robert Keating
Lieutenant Robert Keating is a 21-year veteran of the Delray Beach Police Department. He was born and raised in Babylon, New York and attended the State University of New York at Farmingdale. After relocating to South Florida, he enrolled in the 166th Police Academy in Broward County. Upon graduation, he began his law enforcement career with the Delray Beach Police Department in August of 1994.
Lt. Russ Mager
Lieutenant Russ Mager is a 20-year veteran of the Delray Beach Police Department. He was born in Tallahassee but grew up in South Florida, mainly in Pompano Beach and Coconut Creek. He returned to Tallahassee in 1987 where he attended Florida State University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in criminology with a minor in psychology. He attended the Broward Police Academy in 1996 and began his law enforcement career with the Delray Beach Police Department in June of 1996.
Lt. Michael Moschette
Lieutenant Michael Moschette began his career with the City of Delray Beach Police Department in 1995. He was promoted to sergeant in 2005 and to lieutenant in 2010. He is currently the commander of the special operations section of the police department.
Lt. Scott Privitera
Lieutenant Scott Privitera began his career at the Delray Beach Police Department in November 1994. He was promoted to sergeant in 2002 and lieutenant in 2009. During this tenure he has served in all facets of the operations bureau. He is currently assigned to the investigative division.
Lt. Gene Sapino
Lieutenant Gene Sapino began his career with the Delray Beach Police Department in 1995. He was promoted to sergeant in 2010 and lieutenant in 2015.
Lieutenant Sapino earned his bachelor's of science degree in education from Georgia Southern University. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in criminal justice administration from Columbia Southern University.
Lt. David Weatherspoon
Lieutenant David Weatherspoon was born and raised in Delray Beach. He attended local schools and then joined the U.S. Army, serving a tour in Desert Storm. After returning home, he continued to serve in the National Guard.