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MAY 2021 FOUNDATION NEWS
NEW PATROL VEHICLE = MORE FREQUENT BEACH PATROLS
The new Chevrolet Silverado Z71 truck, funded by the Juno Beach Police Foundation, is spending lots of hours up and down the nearly 3 miles of shoreline in Juno Beach as more and more Officers get qualified on its use.
The vehicle went into service in late March and started patrolling in April. Officers are looking for alcohol and beverage violations, dogs on the beach, unruly groups and other quality of life violations that effect our residents and visitors.
Remember… "if you see something, say something." Call the Juno Beach non-emergency number at (561) 799-4445
JUNO BEACH BLOOD DRIVE
BE PART OF THE 10% THAT DONATE
Donate Blood at the upcoming Juno Beach Police Department Blood Drive!
You can make a big impact in our community by giving blood. All donors will receive a OneBlood T-shirt and a $10 eGift card! They will also receive a wellness checkup including a COVID-19 antibody test, blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse, and cholesterol screening.
On May 11th from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM oneblood.org will have their Big Red Bus at the Juno Beach Police Department.
Appointments are encouraged, please visit www.oneblood.org/donate-now Use sponsor code 64702.
HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL - DRUG TAKE BACK DAY
Juno Beach Chief of Police Brian J. Smith announced that the DEA's 20th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day held on Saturday, April 24th collected 55 pounds of potentially dangerous prescription medications at the Juno Beach police headquarters. This is the largest collection in Juno Beach in over 6 years.
The event hosted locally but sponsored by the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs and educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
"Pharmaceutical pills can be just as harmful as illegal drugs when they are used without proper medical supervision and without valid medical need,” said Juno Beach Police Major Paul Fertig. "Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. That's dangerous and often tragic. And that's why we suggest you clean out your medicine cabinets on a regular basis."
POLICE FOUNDATION HOLDS ANNUAL MEETING
The Juno Beach Police Foundation held its Annual Meeting on April 19th. Thanks to Pastor Emily at the Oceanview United Methodist Church the meeting was able to be held in their Fellowship Hall to help ensure Social Distancing.
The following Officers and Ex-Officio members were elected to the Board of Directors:
At the meeting the Board reviewed the results of the Annual Campaign which began in early December 2020 and was very pleased and thankful for the generosity shown by the residents and visitors of Juno Beach.
Through their ongoing support the Police Foundation is able to be successful in its mission: “To enhance the safety of the Town of Juno Beach by funding vital new equipment, in-service training, and advanced law-enforcement technology.”
If you have not as yet helped support the Juno Beach Police Foundation, you can still do so by clicking this Annual Campaign PayPal link or by sending a check to the Police Foundation at 340 Ocean Drive, Juno Beach, FL 33408.
POLICE FOUNDATION TO FUND THE PURCHASE OF
SPEED AWARENESS MONITORS
At their April meeting the Juno Beach Police Foundation's Board of Directors approved a Grant Request from Chief Smith for the purchase of two portable Speed Awareness Monitors (SAM) designed to project highly visible 24-hour Police presence and speed monitoring in problem areas.
The SAM trailers are solar powered and provide Doppler radar speed measurement accuracy in a rugged, dependable, easily transportable platform.
The SAM displays include high powered red and blue Violator Alert Lights that flash to warn motorists when they have exceeded the posted speed limit. Speed is an ongoing problem in Juno Beach and perhaps the number one complaint from residents and visitors. The trailers, coupled with Police enforcement will go a long way in helping to "Keep Juno Beach Safe."
Click here to donate to the Juno Beach Police Foundation.