Department is the part of the city government that is responsible for the protection
of life and property within the boundaries of the Town.
twenty-six miles of paved roadways are patrolled twenty-four hours a day. A
communications center is located at the Town Hall complex and is also a
twenty-four hour operation. The Center is well equipped with state of the art
electronics including enhanced 911.
Center provides an alarm monitoring service for residents that want to have
their alarms come directly to the Center.
Department provides some custom services to Ocean Ridge residents. Some of these
are: property checks, pet registration
and home security checks and planning.
The Police Department also issues Open Burn Permits.
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access forms (Open Burn Permit and Hold Harmless Agreement) needed for open
almost all small departments, ours depends on the
County Sheriff to handle major crimes such as homicide, rape or other crimes
that would cause the expenditure of man hours dealing with protracted
investigations or that require the use of specialists or specialized training
such as lab techs, SWAT teams or helicopters.
Department works most traffic crashes but will defer to the
Florida Highway Patrol when a traffic
homicide or fatality occurs.
Town with its limited entry and exit points, two bridges and one main highway
(A1A), enjoys very low incidents of criminal activity. Our citizens must
constantly be reminded to close their doors and use their alarm systems. The
residents feel safe in our Town.
call for police is made to the Communications Center, the usual time that it
takes for an officer to arrive on the scene is 2 – 3 minutes.
Department has one Police Chief, one Lieutenant, four Sergeants, eight full time
officers. They are augmented by five police reserve officers.
Department enforces Town codes other than those related to building and land
Town uses a hearing officer to process code violations. The cases are prepared
by the Police Department and prosecuted by the Town Attorney. Fines and liens
can be assessed in order to obtain compliance.
Public Works operation is under the Town Manager. From time to time Police
officers will work on Public Works projects. The two Public Works maintenance
men are volunteer firemen and one of them is a certified communications
Fire and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) is provided through contract with
City of Boynton Beach.
The Town averages eighty EMS calls per year.
in conjunction with
County Emergency Management Division conducts evacuation from the Islands in
case of a major storm.
length of experience in law enforcement is nineteen years.