Our agency has been recognized several times as playing a vital role in various innovations developed to set new and higher standards in law enforcement. They include the first DNA local database in the United States, RapidHit DNA machine which provides results in 90 minutes, our Powered Parachute Program, and most recently the TAC-TEL Medicine Program with our SWAT team in partnership with Health First Trauma Center. Quite a team accomplishment for our department.
The agency serves a population of over 109,000 residents and many more who visit our city daily. The city of over 100 square miles is divided into three districts each manned by a Captain who serves as the “Chief” of that district. We are a full service police department. The men and women of this agency work in partnership with the community and businesses we serve and are dedicated to provide a safe community.
I welcome you to also become involved through our V-COP program which is made up of volunteers who pass a stringent background process and provide free services to the community and the police department. The youth between 14 and 21 years of age can join our Police Explorer Program that in 2013 placed 2nd overall in the State of Florida training competition held in Crystal River. We also honor our civilian and officer of the month at the monthly Palm Bay Chamber Luncheon.
I am extremely proud of all those who serve in the agency and the community and business feedback are proof of the great work they provide each and every day.
Chief of Police