Delray Police Chief shifts roles to Acting Assistant City Manager


By: Marisa Herman
Associate Editor

Delray Beach Police Chief Jeff Goldman is now the city’s Acting Assistant City Manager.

The announcement came Aug. 1 from City Manager Mark Lauzier in a memo to city commissioners.

Goldman is slated to end his career as chief in May 2019 and Lauzier said he intends to use Goldman in the city manager’s office to help with “critical assignments and system improvements.”

He will also task Goldman with helping to find his replacement.

Goldman sent out his own notice to his staff where he named two acting police chiefs.

From now until Dec. 21, Assistant Chief Mary Olsen will step into the role of acting police chief. Then, Assistant Chief Javaro Sims will take the lead from Dec. 22 until May 15.

If Goldman’s job in the city manager’s office ends during the time period, he will resume his role as chief.

“This is a great opportunity for our organization to continue excelling and creating our leadership for the future,” he said in his letter to his department. “I am confident that our organization will embrace this opportunity to its fullest and provide our community wit hate excellent service it deserves.”