Helping to enhance the safety of Juno Beach

June 1, 2023 Volume 6 Number 6.

Co-sponsored by the Juno Beach Police Foundation

The Juno Beach Police Department held its annual Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 24th, where they recognized five members of the agency for their outstanding contributions. The awards were presented by Chief of Police Brian Smith, and the recipients included Police Officer Jeffrey Klein, who was named Officer of the Year, Sergeant John Kenny as Supervisor of the Year, Detective Ryan Hoffmann was recognized with a Meritorious Service Award, Jenn Cote was recognized as the Civilian Employee of the Year, and James Lyons was recognized as the Volunteer of the Year. Congratulations to all the awardees for their hard work and dedication to serving the community.

Juno Beach Police Foundation President Tom Murphy and Vice President Lew Wheeler attended the event and recognized each of the awardees and presented them with a gift certificate in appreciation of their service. The sworn Police Officers also received a commendation from Mr. David Fox, Director of the South Florida Crime Commission.

You can read the award citation for each recipient and see photos at this link. 2022 Police Awards


The Juno Beach Police Foundation is pleased to welcome Mr. David Dyess to his new role as Town Manager of Juno Beach. We look forward to working with him to ensure that the Juno Beach Police Department has the equipment, training, technology, and resources it needs to continue providing top-quality safety, security and essential services to the community. With his extensive experience in municipal management coupled with over 25 years in law enforcement, we are confident that Mr. Dyess will be an excellent leader for Juno Beach, and we wish him all the best in his new position.

Sponsored by the Juno Beach Police Foundation

Have you been to Coffee With a Cop? It’s a super cool monthly event sponsored by the Juno Beach Police Foundation where community members and Police Officers come together to chat over a cup of coffee. No formal speeches or boring agendas, this is just a fun and relaxed way to get to know each other and talk about any issues the residents may have. Plus, there are some yummy breakfast snacks provided by Gamin's Juno Beach CafĂ©!

Our next gathering is happening on Wednesday, June 7th at 9:30 AM at the Town Center. We'd love to see you there! Come join us for some enjoyable conversation and maybe even a few laughs.

Presenting Sponsor: the Juno Beach Police Foundation

We are excited to remind you about the Annual 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 in Juno Beach.

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.

We also remind you that there is no charge for members of the Civic Association and $5.00 for non-members and guests of members. To make a reservation, please call Ms. Jeri Glynn at (772) 321-7117.

We hope to see you there!

Funded by the Juno Beach Police Foundation

Police Chief Smith tells us that the recently implemented automated license plate readers are continuing to help fight crime in Juno Beach. These high-speed cameras quickly capture photographs of license plate numbers and cross-referenced them to "hotlists" maintained by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), as well as plates associated AMBER Alerts or SILVER Alerts. As a result numerous traffic stops, arrests, and citations are being recorded.

The new Juno Beach cameras are located on each of the north and south entryways to the Town on US Highway 1 and a third camera will soon to be installed on the Donald Ross bridge. These cameras complement two cameras already installed on Ocean Drive.

Thanks to this technology, our law enforcement Officers can be more efficient and significantly more accurate when fighting crime.

Overall, the ALPR program has been a resounding success for the Town and the Juno Beach Police Foundation is pleased to have been able to provide the funding for these valuable tools.



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
June 7 9:30 AM Coffee With A Cop
(Sponsored by the Juno Beach Police Foundation)
June 28 5:30 PM Town Council Meeting
July 4 10:00 AM Fourth of July Breakfast
@ Oceanview Methodist Church
(Sponsored by the Juno Beach Police Foundation)

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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Thomas F. Murphy, President

340 Ocean Drive
Juno Beach, FL 33408
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