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North Miami Beach Police Chief Scott Dennis retires

Deputy Chief William Hernandez named interim police chief

North Miami Police Chief Scott Dennis (left) with interim police Chief William Hernandez.
North Miami Police Chief Scott Dennis (left) with interim police Chief William Hernandez. (Courtesy: City of North Miami Beach)

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – North Miami Beach Police Chief Scott Dennis is retiring after serving three decades in law enforcement.

Dennis served as police chief for nearly two years. He was honored Monday night for his tenure with a proclamation.

Deputy Chief William Hernandez, who also has a long history of law enforcement service, has been named interim chief of police by city manager Ana M. Garcia.

Garcia is considering whether to assemble a committee to assist in the process of selecting a permanent police chief.

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