Thursday, July 2, 2015

PBSO District 14 Cpt. Silva taking another position with the Sheriff's Office

Cpt. Silva at a recent crime walk in the City.
Cpt. Silva will be missed. Whoever replaces him has big shoes to fill. He took over the policing duties of the Lake Worth PD when the crime situation was about the worst it had ever been. The Post's Kevin D. Thompson has this news about Cpt. Silva and here is an excerpt:
     PBSO didn’t say who’s in line to replace Silva, who was named District 14 captain in 2008 after the sheriff’s office took over the city’s police department.
     Silva, a 25-year sheriff’s office employee, wasn’t available for comment. PBSO didn’t give a reason for the change.
     Many residents, however, will be sorry to see Silva go, saying he played a key role in starting several neighborhood crime watch programs throughout the city.
     “His dedication to law enforcement and community policing is unparalleled,” said Mary Lindsey, former president of the College Park Neighborhood Association. “He helped make Lake Worth a model for community policing.”
     Tammy Pansa, a member of the Mango Groves Neighborhood Association, said Silva attended many neighborhood meetings and was responsible for getting the association’s Crime Walk started again.