Anonymous Crime Tip Hotline
Your assistance in providing information can be very helpful in solving a crime. Although we hope that you feel comfortable contacting the Police Department with information you may have, we also understand that you may have some reservations in doing so and therefore we offer anonymous ways to report crime. Reporting Anonymous Tips and Suspicious Activity
Back to School Safety
The City of Palm Bay Police Department would like to remind drivers to be mindful and cautious as students and crossing guards make their way out on city streets in the coming weeks.
The City of Palm Bay Crossing Guards would like to offer these traffic etiquette reminders to those driving or walking to, from and near schools:
DRIVERS: Stop for the stop sign and remain stopped until the Crossing Guard steps back onto the sidewalk. This allows for the safety of the Crossing Guard and pedestrians that the driver may not see.
- Stop behind the crosswalk line to allow for pedestrian crossing.
- Do not inch forward until the Crossing Guard has exited the street.
- Traffic laws requires drivers to remain stopped until the Crossing Guard and children reach a point of safety (the sidewalk).
- Crossing Guards use hand signals and a whistle; one toot is for the drivers to stop and two toots release pedestrians to cross.
- Crossing Guards are assigned to regulate traffic flow as well as cross pedestrians at safe opportunities, so it is important that everyone follow their direction.
- Don't teach your children to cross in the middle of the street. Teach by word and example to cross in the crosswalk with the Crossing Guard.
School Crossing Guards are assigned to 25 intersections throughout the city to ensure the safety of both the pedestrians and drivers navigating the school zones throughout Palm Bay. Remember to be alert, drive safely around school zones, and give yourself enough time to avoid being in a rush on the roadway.
Bicycle Safety Tips
Bicycling is fun, great exercise and good for the environment. Make sure the ones you love know how to keep safe. Review the Bicycle Safety Brochure courtesy of USAA Educational Foundation.
Child Passenger Safety Seat Guide
Seventy-three percent of car seats are not used or installed correctly. Before you hit the road, check your car seat. Here's a guide to help you out.
Crime Prevention Tips
When it comes to crime there are no guarantees; anyone can be a victim. If you are burglarized in the future there is one final step you can take now to help the police recover your items. Keep an up-to-date list of serial numbers and descriptions for all your electronic devices and other valuables. The list should include the make/brand, model number, serial number and physical description of each item including the color, size and other identifying characteristics. Follow these few simple steps and start taking a proactive stance against burglars and crimes of opportunity. Read Safety Tips
We recommend families consider these three ideas when making a plan: who to call, where to meet and what to pack. More Emergency Preparedness Information
The Palm Bay Police Department would like to make its citizens aware of a growing trend among criminals. The crime is referred to as "skimming" and it involves the illegal capture of personal credit card information.
Florida Sexual Offenders and Predators Database
This Neighborhood Search allows users to enter any address in Florida and search the Florida Sexual Offender/Predator Registry for any registered sexual offender or predator living within a 1 to 5 mile radius of the address entered by the user. Search Sexual Offenders Database
Pedestrian Safety Tips
Walking is one of the healthiest ways of exercise and getting around town. We want to make sure you get to where you are going. We care for the health, safety and welfare of all of our citizens. Here are some tips on how to arrive safely and get to your destination. Keep on walking, but do it safely.