Thursday, April 14, 2016

From reporter Kevin Thompson: "PBSO still getting Greenacres officers up to speed after merger"

Below are two excerpts from the article along with sage advice: Lock your car!

     "Before the city merged its 51-member police force with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, PBSO said city police officers were going to be trained in the way the sheriff’s office operates.
     Two months after the merger became official, that training is still happening.
     'It will take a little time to do,' Captain Sean Murray told the City Council at its April 4 meeting. 'We have extensive training to meet PBSO standards.' "

[and. . .]

     "In other sheriff’s office news, Murray said the city had saw a lot of burglaries in March. 'The majority of them are kids,' he said. 'Sixty-one percent are unlocked cars.' "

For a refresher on why Lake Worth disbanded its police department and had PBSO patrol the City use this link.

Kevin Thompson is the Post's beat reporter for the City of Lake Worth, Greenacres, areas in the Lake Worth Corridor, and also suburban Lake Worth (for example, continuing developments about Braves baseball in the County's John Prince Park). Here is the reporters contact information:
Phone: 561-820-4573
Twitter: @KevinDThompson1