Going on Vacation?
Request an Extra Patrol
An extra patrol notification is simply that; an advisory to your police department that you are going out of town and would like your home or business periodically checked. The City of Boynton Beach nor their employees can guarantee the security of your property during the extra patrol period. For further information, contact a patrol supervisor at 561-742-6100.
Crime Prevention Tips:
- Have someone pick up your newspapers and mail.
- Interior and exterior light timers are effective.
- Have a trusted neighbor park their car in your driveway during random times.
- Motion sensor lights are an excellent deterrent.
Never say “we aren’t home” on your voicemail or on social media.
Bicycle / Generator Registration Program
Residents can register bicycles and/or generators with the police department. If your bicycle or generator is stolen, the serial numbers will be easily accessed from our database and entered into a nationwide stolen database to assist in recovery. This will significantly increase the chance of recovering your stolen property.
Register bicycles here. Register generators here.
Citizens Observer Patrol
Volunteers come together as an organized group to patrol their neighborhood in a marked vehicle. They are trained to be the “eyes and ears” of the police department. To become a volunteer or start a patrol in your neighborhood, contact Crime Prevention Officer Denise Schrecengost at:
Community Police Academy
This 9-week program, taught by police officers, aims to educate participants about police practices and the legal system as it pertains to police work. The goal is to foster a deeper understanding of the police department through education and enhance community support of the officers. Topics include: SWAT, K-9, Investigative Services, Crime Scene Unit, Traffic, community policing and the training and recruiting process. Some classes will include demonstrations by specialized units. Participants will also be able to ride-along with officers. To register, contact Crime Prevention Officer Denise Schrecengost at:
Combat Auto Theft (C.A.T.)
This program allows officers to conduct an investigative traffic stop between the hours of 1 a.m. and 5 a.m., on any vehicle that displays a C.A.T. decal on the lower left portion of the vehicle’s rear windshield. If the driver or occupant is not the same as the registered owner, dispatch will contact the owner for verification of permission to occupy the vehicle. If the driver or occupant does not have permission, the officer will verify if the owner wishes to press charges for grand theft auto. If so, the officer will make an arrest in accordance with state statute. To register, contact Crime Prevention Officer Denise Schrecengost at:
Emergency Access Program
Residents’ information is automatically “flagged” in our computer aided dispatch system (CAD), which can assist the police and fire department in case of an emergency.
To register, contact Crime Prevention:
Officer Denise Schrecengost at 561-742-6848, firstname.lastname@example.org
Juvenile First Offender (JFO)
This is a voluntary 12-month probation-like program for first time juvenile misdemeanants. The purpose of the program is to divert the first time juvenile offender from the traditional court system into a department-based program. The goal of the program is to hold the juvenile accountable for his or her actions, and to recognize the first time offender is not a habitual criminal. For more information, contact Officer Rachel Baldino.
Residents of a specific neighborhood meet with Crime Prevention Officers once a month to discuss ways to keep their neighborhood/homes safe. Officers will train residents how to keep watchful eyes on their neighborhood and report suspicious activity. To form a neighborhood watch, contact Crime Prevention Officer Denise Schrecengost at:
A program where volunteers enforce City parking ordinances. Volunteers are issued uniforms and drive a marked city vehicle. To become a volunteer parking enforcement officer, contact Crime Prevention Officer Denise Schrecengost at:
The Police Explorer program is open to young men and women ages 14 (and completed the 8th grade) and not yet 21 years old with an interest in learning more about careers in the field of Law Enforcement. This program provides educational training curricula for young adults on the purposes, mission, and objectives of law enforcement. It also offers career orientation experiences, leadership opportunities, and community service activities. The primary goals of the program are to help young adults choose a career path within law enforcement, and to challenge them to become responsible citizens of their communities and the nation. For more information, contact
Officer Jaclyn Smith
Residential / Business Security Surveys
Crime Prevention Officers will respond to your home or business and conduct a confidential security survey. The survey will identify recommended security upgrades to help harden the home or business from burglars. This program is free to all homeowners and business owners in the City of Boynton Beach.
Contact Crime Prevention:
Officer Denise Schrecengost
Officer Rachel Loy
Shop with a Cop
The Boynton Beach Police Department has been brightening the holidays for underprivileged children in our city through the “Shop with a Cop” program since 2005. Officers escort the children as they shop for gifts for themselves and their families. The children are also treated to demonstrations by our specialty units. “Shop with a Cop” is successful due to the generosity and support of the business community, as well as individual donors. For more information, contact:
Officer Rachel Baldino
SmartWater, CSI is an innovative burglary deterrent in the form of a clear liquid that contains a unique forensic signature, like DNA. When you put the liquid on your property, it assigns your valuables a serial number allowing the item to be traced back to you. SmartWater is invisible to the naked eye, but it glows yellow under a special UV light. Contact your HOA to arrange for a presentation of this cutting-edge resource by our Crime Prevention Unit. The best crime prevention is YOU!
Teen Police Academy
This week-long summer camp is dedicated to increasing an understanding between the youth of our community and our police department through fun and exciting interactive education. The program provides the teens an opportunity to learn about the police profession as well as build self-esteem and leadership skills. Our goal is to make the Teen Police Academy a positive, rewarding and enlightening experience for the participants. For more information, contact Officer Rachel Baldino:
Vial of Life
Participants fill out a form providing medical information in case of an emergency where the person cannot speak and/or the family member present is too distraught to assist in answering time/lifesaving questions. This form will provide the participant’s name, date of birth, present and past medical conditions, medications with dosage and frequency, emergency contacts and a primary doctor number, DNR (if applicable), or other important medical information. The form is stored in a clear plastic bag on the refrigerator. A red medical decal is placed on the bag and a second decal is placed on the front door of the home. To obtain a kit, contact Crime Prevention Officer Denise Schrecengost: