The SmartWater CSI program is a high-tech tool to combat property crimes.
WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA (September 17, 2018) --
The West Palm Beach Police Department (WPBPD) is raising the stakes for thieves who burglarize homes or businesses in the City. On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, WPBPD will introduce the SmartWater CSI program to our community as a high-tech tool to combat property crimes.
SmartWater CSI is a forensically encoded liquid that homeowners or business owners can apply directly to their valuables. The non-hazardous liquid is invisible to the human eye except under ultraviolet black light, and, once it is applied, it is virtually impossible to remove. In the event a stolen item is recovered, its owner can be identified through the water on the item and, then, reunited with his or her valuable.
“No one wants the experience of finding their home burglarized,” said West Palm Beach Police Chief Sarah Mooney. “The SmartWater CSI program allows us to directly impact communities by preventing and solving property crimes.”
The WPBPD has scheduled several distributions of SmartWater kits in our neighborhoods with the potential for even more distributions in more neighborhoods in the future. Please note the following distribution dates and locations:
- Sept. 18, 2018, 7:00 p.m.; Northwood Hills Neighborhood (Distribution site: Grace Episcopal Church, 3600 N. Australian Avenue)
- Sept. 25, 2018, 6:30 p.m.; South End Neighborhoods including Flamingo Park, El Cid, Southland Park/Prospect Park; Grandview Heights; South End Neighborhood Association (Distribution site: Howard Park Community Center, 1302 Parker Ave.)
- Sept. 29, 2018, 9:30 a.m.; Old Northwood (Distribution site: Old Northwood Community House, 3510 Spruce Ave.)
- Oct. 27, 2018, 10:00 am; Riverwalk (Distribution site: Riverwalk Clubhouse, 7459 Riverwalk Circle)
At this time, residents from only these communities may participate in the SmartWater CSI program. Proof of address is required to attend the meeting and participate in the SmartWater program. Participants are encouraged to arrive on time for a brief, mandatory presentation prior to receiving their SmartWater CSI kit. City residents and business owners who are interested in obtaining a SmartWater kit can contact the WPBPD Crime Prevention Office at (561) 822-1620.
For more information about SmartWater, visit http://www.SmartWaterCSI.com