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MCP Fifth District Commander David Gillespie Named Chief of Melbourne, Florida Police Department

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Fifth District Commander David Gillespie will be retiring from the Montgomery County Police Department after a 28-year career. He will begin his new position as the Chief of the Melbourne, Florida Police Department later this spring.

A native of Montgomery County and a second-generation Montgomery County Police (MCP) officer, Commander Gillespie began his law enforcement career on August 7, 1989.  His father, Bernard Gillespie, served with MCP from 1961 to 1984 and retired as a sergeant.

During his career, Commander David Gillespie served in many capacities to include the Director of the Special Investigations Division, the Public Safety Training Academy, and the Major Crimes Division.  He has served as Commander of the Fifth District from 2013 to the present and will retire as the longest serving Fifth District Commander since that station opened in 1980.

Gillespie is the father to three supportive children and attributes much of his success to his family and extended family.

Captain Mark Plazinski, a 23-year veteran of the Department, will be the new Fifth District Commander starting May 1.

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Release ID: 17-115
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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