Neighborhood Crime Watch
FREE SECURITY SURVEYS OFFERED
- Call the Palm Beach Police Department for a free security survey of your home or business. Surveys are conducted by Florida Certified Crime Prevention Practitioners. You will receive a written report of our findings and recommendations. Call (561) 838-5467 to request a free security survey.
RIP CURRENT AWARENESS
The Palm Beach Police Department is conducting an ongoing public awareness campaign about the dangers of rip currents. Rip currents are powerful, channeled currents of water flowing away from shore. They typically extend from the shoreline, through the surf zone, and past the line of breaking waves. Rip currents can occur at any beach with breaking waves. Signs of rip currents - Discoloration of water – seaweed or debris stuck in same place – water noticeably calmer – could be unusual chop.
The greatest safety precaution is swimming at guarded beaches. In Palm Beach guarded beaches include the midtown beach from Peruvian to Brazilian Avenues and Phipps Ocean Park. Since so many condominium residents and their visitors and guests use unguarded beaches a public awareness campaign for condominiums is especially valuable.
The Palm Beach Police Department will provide condominiums, hotels, and other waterfront properties with Rip Current Awareness posters and/or metal signs suitable for attaching to a beach access fence or gate. There is no charge for this service. Please call (561) 838-5467 for information or to request Rip Current Awareness posters and metal signs.
- The Palm Beach Police Department can provide a qualified speaker to address a meeting of your club, group or organization. Topics will be tailored to the interests and/or concerns of your members. Please call (561) 838-5467.