WPBPD’s primary focus is to decrease all violent crime and continue the success the department has had addressing property crime—which was down 21%
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (March 18, 2019) –
At a Mayor-Commission Workshop on March 18, 2019, West Palm Beach Police Chief Sarah Mooney announced the WPBPD’s 2018 Annual Report and 2019 Strategic Priorities.
Overall, the City’s crime rate decreased 16 percent. Homicides are down 40% from this time last year. The WPBPD’s primary focus is to decrease all violent crime and continue the success the department has had addressing property crime—which was down 21%. The November 2018 addition of the WPBPD’s Real Time Crime Center (RTCC) has had an immediate impact on addressing violent crime. The RTCC which includes Shot Spotter, License Plate Readers (LPR), and Live Earth is the hub of intelligence gathering critical to the City’s crime reduction efforts.
In 2019, WPBPD will continue to focus on addressing violent crime. 2019 projects and initiatives will include coordinating with the City; upgrading and adding cameras; our commitment to the Homelessness Task Force; and a new program called R.E.C.A.P., which fosters improved police and community relations, particularly during incidents of gun violence.
Attached you will find our preliminary stats for the March 2019 UCR report.
For more information, please contact Sergeant David Lefont at (561) 662-2612.