Panama City Beach police reportedly responded to the call Sunday evening from the Sunrise Beach Resort and confirmed the man jumped from a 14th-floor balcony, WJHG reported. Panama City police officials say they have one person of interest in custody. Panama City police are investigating a shooting that left one person injured. The Panama City Beach Police â¦ He allegedly shot the boy and Panama City Police search for shooting suspect, Two people die after âmass water rescueâ in Miramar Beach, Former Panama City Police officer arrested on multiple battery charges, Ascension Sacred Heart Bay gives COVID-19 vaccines to local high school students. âI think heâll just expand his leadership from outside of a law enforcement role to more of a city-wide role,â said Lindsey. Unfit/Unsafe Structures. Lindsey says when they start to look for a new chief of police, theyâll look for qualities they saw in Whitman. The city is often referred to under the umbrella term of "Panama City".Panama City Beach's slogan is "The World's Most Beautiful Beaches" due to the unique, sugar-white sandy beaches of northwest Florida. I wonât give that up for anything,â said Whitman. Whitman said throughout his new leadership role, he plans to be open and honest. Christopher Lawrence Cox, 37, of Panama City Beach, Florida, is charged with murder for the death of a 14-year-old boy from the Louisville area. Staff. âIâve worked hard for my integrity. Police officials say officers responded to a call on E. 14th Street around 4:45 a.m. Whitman said his best interest is for the city and he plans to make the city the best place possible. During a special city â¦ Phone: (850) 872-3100. Panama City Beach is a resort town in Bay County, Florida, United States, on the Gulf of Mexico coast. Differences Whitman said will begin with attending meetings with Interim City Manager Al Shortt and city council members next week. All rights reserved. The victim then let his dog out and the dog ran around to the front of the house. PANAMA CITY BEACH â Out of about 90 applicants, three Beach council members want the current chief of police as the next city manager. Whitman said itâll be a slow transition process, but worth it for the learning experience. Panama City Beach police chief becomes new city manager, Two people die after âmass water rescueâ in Miramar Beach, Former Panama City Police officer arrested on multiple battery charges, Ascension Sacred Heart Bay gives COVID-19 vaccines to local high school students. I want to get in the dirt and make some differences,â said Whitman. âIâm not here to sit back and kickback. PANAMA CITY BEACH Fla. (WMBB) â Spring breakers are in Panama City Beach and even with a pandemic, this year is no different. He adds heâll become the official city manager sometime in April. All rights reserved. Police officials say officers responded to a call on E. 14th Street around 4:45 a.m. Any unfit / unsafe dwelling or structure is considered a nuisance and in violation of the Panama City Municipal Code. Heâs no stranger to locals as heâs served on the police force for 30 years, the last nine as chief. Panama City (Spanish: Ciudad de Panamá; pronounced [sjuËða(ð) ðe panaËma]), also simply known as Panama (or Panamá in Spanish), is the capital and largest city of Panama. PANAMA CITY Fla. (WMBB) â Once a month, the Panama City Police Department holds training sessions to make sure they are prepared for any situation. If you suspect the city's noise ordinance is being violated, contact the Panama City Police Department at (850) 872-3112. Copyright 2021 WJHG. Police have identified the person who died after jumping off a condo balcony with a parachute as a 31-year-old Panama City Beach man. While Whitman is stepping up in the city, Deputy Chief Chad Lindsey is stepping into the role of interim chief of police. Panama City, FL 32405. Officials say thatâs when the victim followed his dog and was shot in the forearm. âThe Department needs someone to continue our legacy, to continue our mission statement, to continue our vision statement,â said Lindsey. PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Panama City Beach Police Chief Drew Whitman is hanging up his badge to take over as city manager. Michael A. â¦ Copyright 2021 WJHG. Emergency Phone: 911. âI love this place and I think itâs time I step up and help out the best I can,â said Whitman. He said he applied for the city manager job to give back to the community. The Panama City Beach Police say the shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. central time on the beach at the Shores of Panama Resort on Thomas Drive. Anyone with information is urged to call the Panama City Police Department at 850-872-3100, or they can report tips anonymously via smartphone by downloading the âPanama City PDâ Tip411 app. They say the victim said a person was knocking on his door and yelling. DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - Abbeville Police Chief Eric Blankenship says a man has been charged after a police chase ended with a crash. >> Read more trending news âI want to make sure that people realize Iâm doing this for the city and not a big paycheck,â said Whitman. Now the city council has given him another challenge, but one he says heâs ready for. Link: Police Department. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 12,018. PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. â A man died when his parachute didnât open after he jumped from a hotel balcony in Floridaâs Panhandle, police said. PANAMA CITY â Panama City Police are looking for an inmate who escaped from a Department of Corrections facility this morning. PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Panama City Beach Police Chief Drew Whitman is hanging up his badge to take over as city manager. Lindsey said with the integrity heâs seen from Whitman as police chief, he believes the city will see the same type of leadership from him in this new role. It has an urban population of 880,691, with over 1.5 million in its metropolitan area. â¦ The city is located at the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal, in the province of Panama. Panama City police are investigating a shooting that left one person injured.