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Monday, September 21, 2020

PBSO - Lake Worth Beach Weekly Update


This is your weekly update from PBSO – Lake Worth Beach.

Crime – We had a fantastic week crime wise – We had zero robberies for the week. Our one violent crime was a sexual battery where the victim and suspect knew each other. We had three residential burglaries and two vehicle burglaries. Both of these numbers are well below average. Unfortunately once again a firearm was taken out of an unlocked vehicle.

DOJ CBCR Grant - The DOJ Community Based Crime Reduction grant is in year two which is the implementation phase. In addition to paying for a full time violent crimes detective and grant coordinator we are now putting out extra deputies in saturation details designed to curtail violent crime in the grant area. Covid 19 has hampered much of our community involvement plans for this grant. For those that are not aware, the grant area runs from the Lantana city limits north to 10th Avenue North and from Federal Highway west to I-95. 85% of our violent crime occurs within this area.

City Contract with PBSO – The Sheriff’s contract with the city will not increase for the upcoming fiscal year.

Covid 19 – We have not had a deputy assigned to our district test positive in a couple months. I am currently at full staff. Please continue to adhere to all CDC safety measures.

Census – We are days away from the end of the census count. This affects so many facets of the city to include, political representation, funding, crime data, etc. Please go online and complete your survey. There are some census workers going door to door right now. They will have identification.

Stay safe,

Captain Todd Baer

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office

Commander – District 14 – City of Lake Worth Beach