HALLANDALE BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Hallandale Beach Police broke new ground, Wednesday, by swearing in the city’s first female police chief.With 24 years experience, Sonia Quinones became Hallandale Beach’s police chief, and the first female appointed to that position. Glowing with smiles, Quinones said she’s excited.“Thank you very much. I am so blessed,” said Chief Quinones. “I’m so excited. I’m looking forward to this amazing opportunity to work with the community, collaborating with the community.”Quinones began her career as a road patrol officer, then moved up the ranks to sergeant, captain and then major in 2015.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.