Palm Bay Police Commander John Resh Retires After 30 Years of Service

By  //  January 7, 2021

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Began his law enforcement career in Indiana in 1988

Palm Bay Police Department announced on Thursday that Commander John Resh is retiring from the police force after serving 30 years to the city of Palm Bay. (PBPD Image)

BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – Palm Bay Police Department announced on Thursday that Commander John Resh is retiring from the police force after serving 30 years to the city of Palm Bay.

Below is following statement released from the Palm Bay Police Department.

“Today, we say congratulations and farewell to a long-time member of our agency, Commander John Resh, who is retiring after serving 30 years of dedicated service to the Palm Bay community. Commander Resh began his law enforcement career in Indiana in 1988.

Palm Bay Police Department announced on Thursday that Commander John Resh is retiring from the police force after serving 30 years to the city of Palm Bay. (PBPD Image)

In 1990, he moved to Florida and started working at the Palm Bay Police Department where he established himself as a leader and loyal employee to those he served.
Commander Resh has worked in every division of our agency.

When he started his career, he worked in patrol, internal affairs, tactical anti-crime unit and the neighborhood policing unit. He also served as a patrol corporal.

In 2006, he was promoted to the rank of sergeant serving in patrol and the crime suppression unit. In 2010, he was promoted to lieutenant where he served in patrol until his promotion to captain in 2011.

As captain, he commanded the uniform services division, support services division and investigations division. In 2015, he was promoted to commander serving in investigations and patrol.

Palm Bay Police Department announced on Thursday that Commander John Resh is retiring from the police force after serving 30 years to the city of Palm Bay. (PBPD Image)

Commander Resh was a certified instructor in firearms and first aid. He was also the longest serving member of the agency’s SWAT Team, serving 21 years as a sniper and team leader.

Commander Resh was well known for his willingness to help anyone and always strived to make others around him better. It’s hard to put into words the love and passion Commander Resh has for this agency.

For those who have worked for or with him know how much he will be missed. Chief Moya referred to him as a lifelong public servant saying “We are grateful for his countless contributions to our community. His tenacity and willingness to help others is what makes him a remarkable person. I am proud to have served alongside John for my entire career. Despite his ‘retirement’, he, along with our other retirees will always be welcomed through our doors as they have proven themselves as valued members of our Palm Bay Police Department family.”

Please join us thanking Commander Resh for his many years of leadership and commitment to public service and wishing him all the best on a well-deserved retirement!

Congratulations, John!”

Palm Bay Police Department announced on Thursday that Commander John Resh is retiring from the police force after serving 30 years to the city of Palm Bay. (PBPD Image)

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