Former Palm Bay Police Chief Mark Renkens Sworn In as Melbourne Police’s Newest Commander
By Space Coast Daily // May 9, 2021
Renkens Retired from the Palm Bay Police Department in June 2017
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Former Palm Bay Police Chief Mark Renkens was sworn in as the Melbourne Police Department’s newest Commander during a ceremony last week.
MPD Commander Renkens had more than 28 years of law enforcement experience with the Palm Bay Police Department, where he served his last two years as the chief of police. He retired from the Palm Bay Police Department in June 2017.
Renkens served in the Marine Corps for four years and earned a Master’s Degree in Administration of Justice and Security from the University of Phoenix in 2010, and in 2003, graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico Virginia.
He is also a 2008 graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police.
“Commander Renkens brings a wealth of experience and will be a great addition to our agency,” said Melbourne Police Chief David Gillespie.