PLAINVILLE — Town Administrator Brian Noble is pleased to announce that Acting Police Chief James S. K. Floyd will be appointed to be the Chief of the Plainville Police Department on Monday.
Floyd, who was named the department’s Acting Chief in June 2021, will be appointed Chief at the Select Board meeting Monday night, May 23.
“Chief Floyd will serve the Town well as the leader of the Plainville Police Department as he is a dedicated officer, an excellent administrator and an outstanding leader,” Town Administrator Noble said. “I am honored to forward my endorsement to the Select Board for their confirmation.”
Chief Floyd will continue his 25-year career of dedicated law enforcement leadership and investigative experience with the Plainville Police Department. He has a proven track record and extensive experience with grant management, commitment to community engagement and personnel development.
During his tenure as Acting Chief, he has successfully deployed new law enforcement technology, policy development and recruitment efforts to meet the needs of the department.
“Being an officer in Plainville for 25 years, I am honored and excited to be entrusted with this amazing opportunity,” Chief Floyd said. “I look forward to engaging with our community and implementing new technology to complement the experience of our dedicated women and men of the Plainville Police Department. Together we will continue and enhance the culture of proactive community policing and exceptional service provided to our residents and guests.”
Chief Floyd began his career in 1993 as an auxiliary police officer with Attleboro Police Department, before coming to the Plainville Police Department in 1997 as a permanent intermittent officer. He moved through the ranks of the PPD to become a recruit/police officer, detective and lieutenant before being named Acting Chief.
During his career, Chief Floyd has been assigned to the Drug Enforcement Administration task force, is currently supervising and managing the Norfolk County Anti-Crime Unit and is a member of the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council (MetroLEC) Child Abduction Unit and Investigative Service unit.
Chief Floyd received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Fisher College and Master’s in Public Administration at Anna Maria College. He will be attending the 83rd session of the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police in June. Additionally, he is a Massachusetts Municipal Police Training Committee instructor.
The Town was pleased to have three qualified internal candidates enter the assessment process. The scores for all three were respectable and reflected the quality of the applicants, with Chief Floyd scoring the highest.