Office Of The Chief

Gary Blocker - Chief of Police

April 2021 - Present

Gary Blocker Chief of Police Chief Blocker joined the Wilton Manors Police Department in October 1996 as a civilian employee where he worked as a Desk Officer and Police Service Aide.  In September 1998 Chief Blocker attended the 190th session of the Broward College Institute of Public Safety Police Academy.  Chief Blocker has since served as a Road Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Narcotics Detective, Multiple Agency Gang Task Force, Drug Detection Canine Handler, Detective Bureau, Marine Patrol, Patrol Sergeant, Code Compliance Supervisor and Detective Sergeant. Chief Blocker has supervised the Operations Division since April 2013 and he considers this division his "true passion" as "Operations is the backbone of any law enforcement agency and the positive impact we must have in our community is paramount." 

Chief Blocker has been selected as the Agency's Officer of the Quarter four times, he has been the recipient of the Meritorious Service Award twice and he was selected as the Department's Officer of the Year in 2012.

Chief Blocker holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Florida Atlantic University.  He is a graduate of the 263rd Session of the FBI National Academy and is a member of the FBI National Academy Associates. Chief Blocker is a member of the Broward County Chiefs of Police Association and the Florida Police Chiefs Association. 

Chief Blocker can be reached at 954-390-2158 or


Biased Policing 

The Wilton Manors Police Department is charged with protecting the rights of all citizens and visitors, against intimidation, harassment and acts that are based on race, religion, ethnicity, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, homeless status, mental or physical disability and/or advanced age.

Investigative detentions, traffic stops, arrests, searches, and property seizures by officers will be based on a standard of reasonable suspicion or probable cause in accordance with the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Officers must be able to articulate specific facts and circumstances that support reasonable suspicion or probable cause for investigative detentions, traffic stops, arrests, non-consensual searches, and property seizures.

Citizens or visitors who feel they have been stopped or searched due to bias-based profiling are encouraged to file a complaint with the Police Department.

Complaints may be filed in person, by mail, electronic mail, telephone or online. To file a complaint, please include all the facts, names, dates, and places known. You may also click on this Commendation and Complaint form to open it now.

All complaints will be investigated.