Helping to enhance the safety of Juno Beach

July 1, 2023 Volume 6 Number 8.

Ferreira Construction Company joins Foundation Board

The Juno Beach Police Foundation is delighted to announce the addition of Mr. Nelson Ferreira, the President, and CEO of Ferreira Construction Company and the Ferreira Family of Companies, to its Board of Directors.

Juno Beach is headquarters to multiple Ferreira Companies which serve Florida and several other states infrastructure needs.

Nelson and his family members have been residents of Juno Beach since 1999 and proud supporters of the Police Foundation since its 2018 inception. The Ferreira's owns several residences and commercial properties in the Town of Juno Beach.

The Ferreira Family of Companies will occupy one of the two corporate seats on the Foundation Board, the other seat is held by Florida Power and Light (FPL). A full list of Board members can be found by clicking here.

Reminder: Coffee With A Cop - July 5th at 9:30 AM

Fourth of July Breakfast
Presenting Sponsor: the Juno Beach Police Foundation

We are excited to remind you about the annual Juno Beach Civic Association Fourth of July breakfast, for which the Juno Beach Police Foundation is the presenting sponsor. The event will be held on Tuesday, July 4th at the Oceanview United Methodist Church on Ocean Drive. The breakfast begins at 9:00 AM.

This is a great opportunity to come together as a community and celebrate our country's independence. The event includes a delicious breakfast, live music, a guest speaker and an opportunity to commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

To make a reservation, please call Ms. Jeri Glynn at (772) 321-7117.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Police Department welcomes Officer Robert Espinosa

The Juno Beach Police Department recently announced that Officer Robert Espinosa has joined the agency.

Having recently retired from the Bergen County Police Department in 2017, Officer Espinosa was sworn in at the June Town Council Meeting by Town Clerk Caitlin Copeland-Rodriguez.

With an impressive 22-year background in law enforcement, Officer Espinosa brings a wealth of experience to the agency. Robert rose through the ranks and reached the rank of Lieutenant in his prior agency. His experience includes Community Policing, Narcotics, Investigations and SWAT (Special Weapons And Tactics)

The Police Foundation extends a warm welcome to Officer Espinosa and we wish him the best in his new career.

Major Paul Fertig announces his retirement

At the June Town Council meeting Chief Smith announced that Major Paul Fertig has submitted his retirement letter. Having served for more than 35 years in law enforcement the Major announced that he will retire effective September 29, 2023

In the letter to the Chief and City Manager, Fertig said that he is "extraordinarily proud of the many successes and accomplishments that I have been able to be a part of in the Departments I have served."

Paul had a twenty-year law enforcement career in New York prior to coming to Juno Beach.

The Major thanked the citizens of Juno Beach for their unwavering support noting that "it has been my extreme honor and privilege to protect and serve the community."

Embarking on a new chapter of his life, Paul has accepted a senior position with an international security provider in Jacksonville, FL.

The Police Foundation extends heartfelt congratulations to Major Fertig on his well-deserved retirement and wishes him all the best in his new endeavors.

Officer John Fleming retires with 32 years in law enforcement

At the June Coffee With A Cop gathering as well as at the June Town Council meeting, Chief of Police Brian Smith took time to acknowledge Officer John Fleming for his service to the Town. John is retiring from the Juno Beach Police Department after an impressive 32-year career in law enforcement.

Prior to joining Juno Beach, Officer Fleming served with the New York City Police Department (NYPD) for over 20 years.

Reflecting on his time in the field, John expressed that working in law enforcement had always been his true calling, and he cherished every minute of his service to the people of Juno Beach.

As he embarks on this new chapter of his life, John looks forward to spending quality time with his wife and family, as well as indulging in his passion for golf.

The Police Foundation extends heartfelt congratulations to John on his well-deserved retirement and wishes him all the best in the years to come.

Automated License Plate Readers (ALPR)

Chief Smith recently shared with the Police Foundation the positive outcomes resulting from the implementation of Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) cameras, which were generously funded by the Foundation. These cameras have proven to be highly effective in enhancing the department's law enforcement efforts.

At present, two new ALPR cameras have been strategically positioned at the entrances to the town, both north and south on US-1. These locations have proven instrumental in monitoring and documenting incoming vehicles, aiding in the prevention and detection of criminal activities. The Police Department has already observed significant improvements in their ability to identify stolen vehicles, apprehend individuals with outstanding warrants, and swiftly respond to incidents of concern.

Once a County permit is received a third camera will be installed on the Intracoastal bridge. This camera will provide comprehensive coverage of the town's major access points, ensuring a heightened level of safety and security for residents and visitors alike.

The Foundation continues to play a pivotal role in empowering the Police Department to stay at the forefront of crime prevention, maintain a safe environment, and leverage the latest advancements in law enforcement technology within the community.


The Annual Campaign of the Juno Beach Police Foundation began in December 2022 and continues well into 2023.

Incorporated in 2018, the Police Foundation has, with the support of the community, funded the purchase of numerous important items for the Juno Beach Police Department to help improve both their efficiency and community safety.

Grants from the Foundation to the Juno Beach Police Department well exceed $300,000. With your support and that of the overall Juno Beach community the Juno Beach Police Foundation will continue in its efforts in "Helping to enhance the safety of Juno Beach."

Upcoming Police Related Events:

Date Time Event
July 4 9:00 AM Fourth of July Breakfast
July 5 9:30 AM Coffee with a Cop

Tom Murphy, Editor

The aim of our monthly newsletter is to provide you with accurate information, resources, and updates about the Juno Beach Police Foundation and the Juno Beach Police Department. Our goal is to ensure that we address your concerns and queries, so we can together enhance the safety of Juno Beach. Please share this newsletter with your neighbors who may not have received it. To subscribe to these newsletters, please visit the following link:

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