Ground Broken for New Police Department Tactical Training Facility
On Thursday, February 18th, Foundation Board members joined Mayor Eric Jablin, the City Council, Police Chief Stephen Stepp and numerous residents and business owners as they broke ground for the City of Palm Beach Gardens' new Police Tactical Training Facility.
The new facility, to be built by Sisca Construction Svcs. of West Palm Beach, will provide space for the City’s police officers to receive specialized and ongoing training for situational awareness and to further develop quality decision making while under stressful conditions. The training will comprehensively address officer response,
from classroom lecture to simulated, multi-faceted scenarios encountered by officers.
The approximately 9,000 square foot building, located at the Northwest portion of the City’s municipal complex, will repeat the architectural theme already established by City Hall. Included in the building are areas for training apparatus storage, driving simulation, live-fire exercises, and defensive less-lethal tactics. The Facility’s aim is to increase the safety of both the public and our police officers and reduce liability in high risk/low frequency situations requiring split-second decisions, such as pursuit driving and responding to physical resistance.
The Palm Beach Gardens Police Foundation looks forward to helping ensure that the facility has all the Equipment and Technology needed to Train our Police Officers and to keep them safe.
Two New Officers Join Our
Palm Beach Gardens Police Department
At the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department on Tuesday, February 17th.
Police Chief Stephen Stepp with new Officers Mark-Anthony Maldonado and Cody Johnston after having completed their studies in the Police Academy. The Police Foundation is pleased to welcome them and wish them a long, healthy and safe career with the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department.
Our Annual Campaign Is Still Going On
The Palm Beach Gardens Police Department is one of the finest and most dedicated law enforcement agencies in South Florida. It is responsible for providing safety and security to an area encompassing 56 square miles and representing nearly fifty thousand residents.
Your tax-deductible contribution to the Police Foundation supports one of the finest law enforcement agencies in the world and:
- Keeps the community and police officers safe
- Provides healthy outlets for youth
- Provides educational scholarships
- Improves community relations
- Keeps our neighborhoods safe
- Trains police officers and upgrades their skills
Our Police Department operates effectively with limited resources in an environment where new and more complex threats are constantly arising. The Police Foundation asks for your help to provide the tools the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department needs to protect and serve.