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A police report may be obtained from the Records Unit, located in the lobby of police headquarters, 345 South County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480. This service is provided Mon - Fri. from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. You can also call ahead of time to speak with a Records Custodian, 561-838-5480. Please have your case number available.
Businesses may register for the Direct Connect program by clicking here: Direct Connect Business Alarm Application
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• Renewal of your Voluntary I.D. card must be done in person with the completed notarized application and $15.00 fee by cash or check.• The production hours are Mon - Fri 10:00AM - 2:00PM at the Palm Beach Police Dept., 345 S. County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480. Phone: 561-838-5454.• All Voluntary I.D. cards are valid for two years.• To learn more Download the Voluntary I.D. Card application: Voluntary I.D. card application.
The hours are Mon - Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. To learn more Download the Out of State Town of Palm Beach Resident I.D. card
This service is available for Town of Palm Beach residents only.
Town of Palm BeachFinance DepartmentPO Box 2029Palm Beach, FL 33480
If you prefer, to make payment if person Town Hall is located at 360 S. County Road, Palm Beach.
To Pay Online: CLICK HERE
*This appeal is not a plea or request for a Court Appearance. In order to hear you case before a Magistrate and “Not Guilty” you must notify the court in person or in writing:
The County CourthouseClerk of the Circuit CourtP.O. Box 3544West Palm Beach, FL 33402-3544Phone (561) 355-2994
You will need to provide the court with your Name, Address, and a copy of the citation. The Court will notify you of the court date.
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Complaints may be received in person, via written correspondence, telephone calls, or anonymously. Please call (561) 838-5454 and ask to speak with the Patrol Commander on duty for more information or download the Citizen Complaint form for further instructions HERE
•The police may want to warn you about a potentially dangerous situation.•You may have committed a traffic violation.•Your vehicle may match the description of one used in a criminal act.•The officer might think you are in trouble and need help.•You may have witnessed a crime.
If you are stopped by the police while driving, you may feel confused, anxious or even angry.These are natural feelings, but remember, traffic stops can also be stressful and dangerous for the police officer. Each year, a number of law enforcement officers are killed or seriously injured while making the "routine" traffic stop. Police officers are especially vulnerable during the hours of darkness.
Remember: Be courteous and cooperative in any stop by the police. If you are courteous and cooperative, they will respond in kind.
When you see the blue overhead lights and/or hear the siren, remain calm, slow down and pull over in a safe location off the roadway.
• Do not exit your vehicle unless asked to do so. This is for safety reasons.• Keep your hands on the steering wheel so the officer can see them.• Inform the officer of any weapons in your vehicle and their location. Do not reach or point to the location.• Avoid any sudden movements, especially toward the floorboard, rear seat or passenger side of the vehicle.• Comply with the officer’s request to see your driver's license, proof of insurance and vehicle registration. Florida law requires you to carry these with you.• If your documents are out of reach, tell the officer where they are before you reach for them.• If there are passengers in your vehicle, encourage them to remain quiet and cooperate with instructions. You, as the operator, are solely responsible for your vehicle and its occupants.• Avoid becoming argumentative. Arguing will not change the officer's mind. If you contest the violation, you will have an opportunity to address the matter in court.• Answer all questions truthfully.• The officer may issue you a ticket. If you feel the reason is vague or unclear, politely ask the officer for details.• If asked to sign a citation, do so. It is not an admission of guilt. Refusal could result in an arrest.• You have the right to politely deny a request by a police officer to search your car; however, if probable cause is present, the officer has the right to search your vehicle without your consent.• Understand that each situation is unique and the police officer must alter his or her response to fit the circumstance. Generally, however, a police officer
- Will provide his/her name upon request. - Will inform a person of the reason for being stopped. - Will only arrest a person for a crime committed in the officer's presence, or when the officer has probable cause to believe the person has already committed the crime.
REMINDER: Florida Statute 316.126 requires that all drivers yield the right of way to emergency vehicles. Drivers are to immediately pull over parallel to the nearest edge, stop and remain in a stopped position until the emergency vehicle has passed.