National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
It's the time to thank our 911 operators and dispatchers. They dedicate their lives to serving the public.
Each year, during the second full week of April (April 10-16, 2016), telecommunications personnel in the public safety community are recognized and honored, both here in Palm Beach Gardens and across the Nation. It's a week set aside so everyone can be made aware of their hard work and dedication.
The men and women of our Emergency Operations Center, NorthComm, respond to emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment, and render life-saving assistance to the citizens of Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Juno Beach, North Palm Beach and Jupiter Inlet Colony - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Dispatchers connect the anxious conversations of terrified victims, angry informants, suicidal citizens, and grouchy officers. They are the calming influence of all of them — the quiet, competent voices in the night that provide the pillars for the bridges of sanity and safety. They are expected to gather information from highly agitated people who can't remember where they live, what their name is, or what they just saw. And then, they are to calmly provide all that information to the officers, firefighters, or paramedics without error the first time and every time.
At their April 7th meeting, the City Council passed a proclamation declaring April 10-16, 2016 as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week in the City of Palm Beach Gardens.
The Police Foundation joins the City in celebrating and honoring these unsung heroes'on the other end of the line' and thanks them for their dedication and service.
This is also a good time for us to remind you to call 9-1-1 for emergencies only! For other Police business please call the Police non-emergency number (561) 799-4445.
Great Give 2016 - May 3rd
Palm Beach and Martin Counties
Great Give Palm Beach & Martin Counties is designed to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofit organizations in a single day. It is part of the largest online giving event in history, Give Local America. Nearly 200 communities across the country will raise millions of dollars for the greater good - all on a single day!
The Palm Beach Gardens Police Foundation is pleased to have been invited to participate in this collective effort aimed at strengthening our community. This is a virtual event and all donations will be made online.
Mark the date on your calendar - more details will be available as we get closer to May 3rd.
Our Palm Beach Gardens 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 our community and its youth.