Bonifay, FloridaWebsite designed by Jasion Carver for the Bonifay Police Dept. ~May 2010

The Chief of Police is Mr. Chris Wells.

Chief Wells started with the department in February of 2009 and has made several improvements to the department since taking the position. We have been able to obtain better equipment, uniforms, and he has implemented several safety campaigns for the department to assist our local community.

Meet the Chief

      I am a life-long resident of Holmes County and attended school in Bonifay. After graduation from Holmes County High, I attended Troy State University and earned my Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Sociology in 2000. I later became employed as a Deputy Sheriff with the Holmes County Sheriff's Office in September 2000. While at the Sheriff's Office, I promoted to the Criminal Investigations Division and later to Chief Investigator in 2005. I applied for the job of Chief when the position became open in hopes of making a difference for the City of Bonifay and the Bonifay Police Department. In the few months since my appointment, many changes and upgrades have been accomplished. The Department recently took delivery of three 2009 Ford Police Interceptors, which arrived fully equipped and ready for patrol. Also, new uniforms and duty gear for all full-time and part-time officers has been purchased and put in use. I would like to thank all of the city leaders for their cooperation in approving these purchases that were long over-due. A few other changes including a new uniform patch and vehicle graphics are currently being phased in. More changes are coming, including the implementation of an updated Standard Operating Procedure, which should be completed by the end of June 2009. Another big change (on the home front at least) will take place in October, when my wife and I are expecting a baby boy as an addition to the family. In closing, I would like to thank you for taking time to visit our site and please feel free to sign the guestbook to let us know you stopped by. This site was created by and is maintained by Officer Jasion Carver, who has done a great job in its design and upkeep. I look forward to more positive changes in the future and please feel free to email any comments, concerns or crime information to me at Thank you.

Bonifay Police Department