Category Archives: Police/Crime Prevention

WPB Police Announce Holiday Shopper Safety Operation

(West Palm Beach, FL) – Today the West Palm Beach Police Department announced plans to stage special operations to ensure the safety and security of holiday shoppers. Here is video of the announcement, followed by a list of important safety tips:     Driving Avoid driving alone or at night. Keep all car doors locked […]

WPB Moves Towards Independent Radio System

  Outside Expert: Don’t Use Technology of Local Radio Consortium   (West Palm Beach, FL) – The City of West Palm Beach will not be using the police radio technology adopted by a multi-city consortium. Today an outside expert hired by the City of West Palm Beach told Mayor Jeri Muoio and city commissioners he […]

Moonfest details and site map

On Saturday, October 27, 2012 downtown West Palm Beach will host the annual Moonfest event. There have been several changes to the event this year regarding access and age requirements. Make sure you have the latest info on Moonfest.  Listen to today’s news conference:     Below is a link to a map of the […]

West Palm Beach Flood Alert – 8/27/12 @ 4:45pm

Posted August 27, 2012 @ 4:45pm CITY FLOOD ALERT: Several areas of WPB experiencing heavy flooding. Use extra caution in the Villages on and around Village Blvd, Shenandoah Dr. & Saratoga Rd. DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH FLOOD WATERS. Western communities also flooding. WPB Utilities & Public Works taking steps to help water drain. Please obey […]

West Palm Beach Hires New Chief of Police

June 8, 2012 – West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio announced today the hiring of a new Chief to lead the City of West Palm Beach Police Department. Vincent Demasi, Assistant Chief with the City of Cincinnati Police Department, is a decorated law enforcement veteran with 8 years’ experience in an administrative leadership role. He […]

Mayor Muoio announces final two Police Chief candidates

Statement by  Mayor Jeri Muoio  regarding candidates for WPB Chief of Police “On behalf of all the citizens of the City of West Palm Beach, I want to thank all six finalists who have offered to serve our city as the next Chief of Police. The safety and security of our residents have always been […]

Interview Process for the Chief of Police

To whom it may concern: The International Association of Chief of Police, Inc. (IACP) has been contracted by the city to conduct the search for the new Chief of Police On May 15 – 17, 2012 representatives from IACP will be visiting the City to conduct the interviews for the position of Chief of Police. […]

Information Needed: Homicide

On Friday May 4, 2012 at approximately 11:30 p.m., West Palm Beach Police Department responded to 600 N. Rosemary Avenue, in reference to a report of Taxi Cab driver being shot. Upon arrival, units located Eliphete Simeon in his vehicle. Simeon later died of gunshot wounds. Anyone with information concerning the murder of Eliphete Simeon […]

Share Your Input on the Next Chief of Police

The International Association of Chief of Police, Inc. (IACP) has been contracted by the City to conduct the search for the new Chief of Police. On January 18 & 19, 2012 representatives from IACP will be visiting the City to conduct meetings with citizens, neighborhood representatives, business leaders, City officials, and other City personnel. The […]

City of West Palm Beach Police Chief Announces Retirement

City of West Palm Beach Police Chief Delsa Bush submitted a letter today notifying Mayor Jeri Muoio that she would retire effective January 1, 2012.  Chief Bush recently announced that she intended to retire and that she would finalize her plans and present them to the Mayor in October. The letter thanks Mayor Muoio for […]

Interim Assistant Chiefs Named at WPB Police Department

West Palm Beach Police Chief Delsa Bush has appointed Captain Bryan Kummerlen to the position of interim Assistant Chief assigned to the Field Operations Bureau effective October 2, 2011.  Captain Kummerlen is a 24 year veteran of the department and currently serves as Captain of Patrol, Division 1. Chief Bush has also appointed Captain Maria […]

Fighting Crime with New Cameras

The City of West Palm Beach will be installing multiple surveillance cameras that will cover the entire span from City Place down Rosemary to Clematis down to Flagler and the Waterfront. The city is also purchasing portable wireless cameras to use at special events and for placement as needed throughout the city. Officers can access […]

WPB Police Dept 2nd Annual Candlelight Memorial Ceremony

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 7:30 p.m. 101 North Flagler Dr. On the West Palm Beach Waterfront In front of the new Lake Pavilion The City of West Palm Beach will honor fallen peace officers and their families at this candlelight ceremony. This event will feature presentation of the colors, remarks from families of fallen officers […]

Citizen Police and Fire Academy

When: Starts Monday Feb. 28, 2011 7 PM Where: WPB Police Department /Community Room The West Palm Beach Police and Fire Rescue Department will be offering a 13 week Citizen Police and Fire Academy on Monday evenings from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. starting February 28th, 2011. Classes will be in the Community Room at […]

WPB Police Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

West Palm Beach, FL. –  A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), will arrive December 4, 2010 to examine all aspects of the West Palm Beach Police Department Dispatch Operations policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Chief Delsa Bush announced today. Verification by the team […]

28th Annual National Night Out Against Crime

On Tuesday August 3rd, 2010, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.,  neighbors throughout Palm Beach County are  invited to our unique crime/drug and fire prevention event sponsored by Crime Prevention of West Palm Beach Inc., Target and The West Palm Beach Police and Fire Departments at the new Target 1760 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. This […]

First Annual W.P.B. Police Department Candlelight Memorial Ceremony

When: Wednesday, May 12th, 7:00 PM Where: West Palm Waterfront at the new Lake Pavilion (101 North Flagler Dr.) The City of West Palm Beach will honor fallen peace officers and their families at this inaugural candlelight ceremony. This event will feature presentation of the colors, remarks from families of fallen officers and dignitaries, taps, […]

WPB PD Officers Receive National Award

When: Thursday, October 1, 2009 at 10:00 AM Where: WPB Police Headquarters Community Room Each Year the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) selects an Officer of the Year and 10 officers from around the country for honorable mention awards.  Parade Magazine then features the officers in a national article. The West Palm Beach […]

Free WPB Police Program Helping Keep Kids Safe

When:  Saturday, August 1, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Where:  Home Depot, 1550 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., WPB (07/30/09)  The City of West Palm Beach Police Department will be helping to keep kids safe at the National Day Out Against Crime Home Safety event.  The FREE event will be held on Saturday, August […]

WPB Awarded $1.8 million to Hire Eight Police Officers

City of West Palm Beach Mayor Lois J. Frankel announced today that the City has been awarded a $1.8 million grant to allow for the hiring of eight (8) police officers. “I’m very pleased to learn that our grant application was successful and we’ll be hiring eight new officers,” said Mayor Frankel.  “These officers will […]

Teens from Youth Center Producing Training Video

When:  Saturday, February 21, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Where:  937 Bradley Court; PB County Jail (02/20/09)  Students from the City’s Youth Empowerment Center are producing a training video for area law enforcement and will be conducting video shoots throughout the day on Saturday, February 21, 2009.  The teens will be shooting video […]

City Has Largest Decrease In Crime In State For Same Size Populations

(October 24, 2008) The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has just released its mid-year crime report for cities through-out the state. The report shows a 20% decrease in the crime rate over the first six months of 2008 in the City of West Palm Beach. This is the largest drop for any city it’s size […]

Police helping kids stay active, out of trouble

When:  Saturday, October 4th, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Where:  Palm Beach Lakes H.S., 3505 Shiloh Drive (10/03/08)  West Palm Beach Police will be working as volunteers, reaching out to the community and helping kids stay out of trouble at Police Athletic League football games on Saturday, October 4th, 2008 at 11:00 a.m.  The games are […]

Help the West Palm Beach PD Prevent Crime

08/06/07 – The City of West Palm Beach Police Department invites you to help us prevent crime by participating in the 26th Annual National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 7, 2007 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the WPB Police Department, 600 Banyan Blvd.

Former Drug House Becomes New Police Substation

March 22, 2007 – A new City of West Palm Beach Police Department community substation has opened on 1010 10th Street, completing a dramatic turnaround for a property that was once a drug house and a major problem spot in the surrounding neighborhood. The new substation will greatly increase police presence and visibility in the […]

City Cracking Down on Gangs with Innovative New Approach

February 27, 2007 – The City of West Palm Beach is taking a proactive approach to combating organized, violent crime by passing new anti-gang legislation. The new ordinance, passed unanimously by the City Commission on Monday, February 26, 2007, deems criminal street gangs and their use of a place a public nuisance. “This ordinance will […]