Commander Jennifer Michaux Will Lead St. Augustine Police Department

Mar 25, 2021

Commander Jennifer Michaux has been selected to serve as the next Chief of Police for the St. Augustine Police Department.

She will be replacing the current chief, Barry Fox, who is scheduled to retire on June 30.

“Commander Michaux’s ability to think critically and articulate tangible solutions, her vision for the future of the St. Augustine Police Department and her approachable and empathetic leadership style make her the best fit for the immediate needs of our community as the next Chief of Police,” City Manager John Regan said in a news release.

Chief Fox said Michaux is a driven leader. “Commander Michaux has taken the lead as project manager of the accreditation initiative and is the direct supervisor of the accreditation manager.  Her attention to key details, understanding the hurdles that remain and how we will overcome them to get accredited epitomizes her commitment to the accreditation process, the members of the St. Augustine Police Department and the community as a whole.”

Before joining the St. Augustine Police Department, Michaux received an honorable discharge from the United States Navy where she attained the rank of Petty Officer with a rate of Loadmaster.  

She is a graduate of the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute’s “Executive Leadership” training, is a graduate of the Florida Leadership Academy and has 25 years of experience in law enforcement with the City.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in public administration from Flagler College.

Bill Bortzfield can be reached at bbortzfield@wjct.org or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.