About Palm Beach Crime Watch

Established in 1979

Palm Beach Crime Watch exists to help educate the local community about taking a more active role in crime prevention, risk reduction, and emergency preparedness. In 2019, the Palm Beach Police & Fire Foundation assumed management of this trusted community resource, known for its invaluable citizen safety and outreach programs offered throughout the year. The Foundation and Crime Watch Board have been at work expanding its offerings to include shredding events and the Mature Driver Program, among others.

The Foundation has since revitalized, sponsored re-branded what are now called, The Palm Beach Police & Fire Foundation's Citizen’s and Teen Police Academies. The Citizen's Academy, a program for adults, is a six-week program that typically begins every February. The Teen Academy takes place over five days every June.

Other programs currently in development include “Palm Beach Night Out Against Crime,” which will be offered in-season to attract a wider swath of participants throughout the community. Crime Watch programs are announced and outlined on the Foundation website www.PBPF.US, in Foundation newsletters and on its social media platforms, as well as advertised in the Palm Beach Daily News.

These important outreach programs and services, which educate the public, and address the needs and interests of the community, are staffed, in part, by volunteers who work at the police station and onsite at the Foundation offices -- reliable and vetted individuals who can be called into action and provide critical support during emergencies.

Palm Beach Crime Watch: Safety Series

Become a Palm Beach Crime Watch Member

We encourage every resident of the Town of Palm Beach to become a member of Palm Beach Crime Watch because we can achieve much more when we work together. The strength of a community lies in the hands and the hearts of the people who live there, and its safety and security should be the primary concern of every resident. Now, more than ever, the Palm Beach Police Department relies on the residents to partner with them to help protect the community.