Our Police Department's New Drone
In our last newsletter we reported that the Police Foundation had funded the purchase of a new Drone for the Juno Beach Police.
Chief Smith had
made the request citing several use cases such as Search
Location of suspects,
Monitoring large events, and
Assisting other law-enforcement agencies.
after the drone's delivery, the Chief had planned to use
the drone to monitor the upcoming ArtFest by
event. The event
was of course cancelled and moved to a later date.
have been no search or criminal incidents in Juno Beach
that required deployment of the drone.
Meanwhile our Juno
Beach Police Officers have been taking the FAA required
training to obtain their "Part 107" licenses and will be
ready to go when the need arises.
It's great to live in a Town
with a well equipped and well trained Police Department!
also have a New Golf Car!
Community Outreach in mind, Chief Smith made
a request of the Police Foundation in February to fund
the purchase of a Police Golf Car.
In his grant request he cited "Increased Police
visibility, quality of life, patrolling of large
events and the setup and staging of major Town
as the proposed uses of the vehicle.
Chief Smith noted to the Board that he would like to
further increase the interactions between his Officers
and the community. This was of course prior to the
current "Social Distancing" that the
Coronavirus has brought about.
Modern day policing puts Police Officers in
air-conditioned cars with tinted windows. This
is great for rapid response to calls, but results in much fewer face-to-face interactions with
Town residents, business owners and visitors. The use of
a street-legal golf car, staffed by both Police Officers
and Police Volunteers, patrolling up and down Ocean
Drive, condominium complexes and local community streets
will help increase that day-to-day relationship with the
public. And while the Department had an ATV vehicle for beach
patrols, they did not have an open vehicle for the
Foundation was quick to respond and approved the
purchase of the golf car seen above. It too was
delivered in time for ArtFest by the Sea.…
but the event was cancelled. The new vehicle is
currently doing patrols along Ocean Drive, Kagen
Park, and around Pelican Lake. Look for even
further deployment of the vehicle, with our wonderful
Juno Beach Police personnel, in larger geographic areas
once the current "Stay-At-Home" order
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A message from Chief
of Police Brian Smith:
As the Coronavirus gets more severe, Chief Smith
will use our Foundation newsletter
to communicate with the residents, business owners and
visitors to the Town about the safety and quality of life
in Juno Beach.
You can view his
at this link.
On March 27th, Chief Smith sent the following message: "I am confident that our community will get through this public safety concern.
You can rest assured that your law enforcement officers will continue to provide a solid response with no interruption in services. Thank you for your
continued support as we navigate this challenge, and I hope everyone remains healthy and safe.”
A message from
Juno Beach Mayor Jason Haselkorn:
Juno Beach Mayor Jason
Haselkorn sent an email letter out to residents and others
on the Town email list in which he talked about the ever
evolving situation in the Town, the County, State and
You can view the Mayor's
letter at this link.
The Mayor's key message was this:
"Our great country is strong and our wonderful Town of Juno Beach is resilient! We will continue to help each other through this, as we each make our individual efforts, look forward and pray for the best possible outcome.”
Coffee With A Cop
The ever popular
"Coffee With A Cop" event sponsored by the Town of Juno Beach and the Juno Beach Police Department,
has been cancelled for the months of April and May. We
hope the current health situation will be resolved in time
to allow a restart of this event in June.
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