PLANT CITY, Fla. – Plant City has announced it’s new Police Chief for the City on Monday evening. After a nationwide search and a thorough, careful review of 76-applicants, City Manager Bill McDaniel has selected James Bradford as the new chief of the Plant City Police Department.
Mr. Bradford formerly served as a colonel with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and will begin with the PCPD on Monday, November 30. Mr. Bradford will work with Chief Duncan for a short period of time prior to his retirement to ensure a smooth transition for our community. The investiture ceremony will be held at the next City Commission meeting on Monday, December 14.
In a press release, Plant City said, “All applicants for the position were very carefully considered and the community had the opportunity to meet the final four candidates on November 19. Mr. Bradford is the best fit for the needs of our city and brings with him 28 years of experience as a law enforcement veteran.”
Mr. Bradford has a wide range of experience, having served in various departments including patrol, burglary, robbery, homicide, intelligence and more. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida and has served on the Hillsborough County Juvenile Justice Board and Hillsborough County’s Blue Ribbon Committee for Child Safety.