FRAMINGHAM – Police Chief Ken Ferguson, who retired last month, is a finalist for a police chief job in Florida.
The City of Boynton Beach announced three finalists for police chief this week. The community is located in Palm beach County and has about 75,000 residents.
One of the three is Chief Ferguson, 55, who retired on April 27, after 33 years in Framingham.
There were more than 80 applicants, and three finalists were identified.
The salary range for the position is $99,662 to $149,494.
On Monday, June 11, the first interviews will be conducted by three panels including a law enforcement panel, a community panel, and a leadership panel. The panels will provide feedback to the City Manager.
After the three finalists take a guided tour of the City on Tuesday, June 12, the City Manager will conduct final interviews.
The finalists are:
- Joseph DeGiulio: DeGiulio has 20 years of progressive law enforcement experience. He currently serves as the assistant police chief for the Boynton Beach Police Department’s Uniform Services Division and works as an adjunct instructor at Palm Beach State College. He has served with the BBPD since 2001. Previously, he served as a police officer for the New York City Police Department. DeGiulio earned a master’s degree in leadership from Palm Beach Atlantic University and a bachelor’s degree in police studies from John Jay College. He is a member of the Florida Police Chiefs Association, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association, and the Palm Beach County Association of Chiefs of Police.
- Kenneth Ferguson: Ferguson has 33 years of progressive law enforcement experience and most recently served as the police chief from 2013 to 2018 for the Framingham Police Department in Framingham, Massachusetts. He began his career with the department in 1987. He also served in the United States Air Force, 2851st Security Police Squadron. Ferguson earned a master’s degree in public administration from Framingham State University, as well as master’s and bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice administration from Western New England College. He is a member of the Police Executive Research Forum, International Association of Chiefs of Police, Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, FBI National Academy Associates, FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association, Massachusetts Major City Chiefs Association, and the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force.
- Michael Gregory: Gregory has 30 years of progressive law enforcement experience and currently serves as the assistant police chief for the Fort Lauderdale Police Department’s Support Services Bureau, a position he has held since 2014. He began his career with the department as a detective in 1987. Gregory earned a master’s degree in public administration from Florida International University, a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Florida Atlantic University, and an associate degree in criminal justice from Broward Community College. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Police Executive Research Forum, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, Florida Police Chiefs Association, American Society of Public Administrators, and the National Forum of Black Public Administrators.