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June 29, 2016

Safety on the July 4th Holiday

July 4th is the second-most-deadly holiday period of the year – just behind New Year’s – due to impaired driving.

The Palm Beach Gardens Police Foundation reminds you that Drunk Driving is a serious crime.  If you're caught you'll be under arrest.  No exceptions. No excuses. Over the Limit. Under Arrest.

Palm Beach Gardens to host
Rookie State Baseball Tournament - June 30 - July 3

The Palm Beach Gardens Youth Athletic Association (PBGYAA) will host the Cal Ripken Baseball Rookie State Championships at Gardens Park (Gardens Park is adjacent to the City Hall Complex) on June 29 – July 3, 2016.

The tournament will attract 50 teams and 650 youth players across Florida. Approximately 100 baseball games will take place during the 4-day tournament.

The Palm Beach Gardens Police Foundation reminds everyone - do not become a victim, lock your car to avoid burglary and/or the theft of your car.  Don't leave valuables in view. Don't be an easy target.

The Palm Beach Gardens Police Department will be providing extra patrols in the area but they need your help. If you see something, say something.

Be especially alert of activity and people in parking areas and report suspicious activity to the Police Department at 799-4445 or dial 911 for emergencies.

July 4th Fireworks Safety Reminder

With the 4th of July rapidly approaching the Palm Beach Gardens Police Foundation and Palm Beach Gardens Deputy Fire Chief Dave DeRita remind you to play it safe with fireworks.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is opposed to consumer use of fireworks. Fireworks cause nearly 18,500 reported fires per year. And sparklers account for more than one-quarter of emergency room fireworks injuries. A hand-held sparkler can burn hot enough to cause a third-degree burn!

We recommend that you go to a professionally produced fireworks display and enjoy the show.