Captain Joseph Guelli joined the Palm Beach Police Department on July 21, 1997. He served in the Patrol Unit, Special Operations Unit, Motorcycle Patrol Unit and Criminal Investigations Unit before his promotion to the rank of Sergeant on November 16, 2012. As a Sergeant, he served in the Patrol Unit and as a Training/FTO Sergeant. On September 26, 2015, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and was assigned to the Professional Standards Unit. Lieutenant Guelli’s next assignment brought him to the Support Services Unit, where he oversaw the Code Enforcement & Parking Unit, Business & Community Relations Unit, Records Information Unit and Communications Unit. On October 1, 2017, he received a promotion to the rank of Captain while serving in the Support Services Unit.
Captain Guelli has received 74 Department/Citizen commendations and has been designated the Department’s Officer of the Month five times. He was also awarded the Lifesaving Award and served as a member on the Use of Force Committee.
Captain Guelli holds a B.A. Degree in Supervision and Management from Palm Beach State College.