ASIS Law Enforcement Awards Luncheon

ASIS International, a leading organization for security professionals worldwide will host their annual Law Enforcement Officers (LEO) Awards luncheon on May 25th at the PGA National Resort and Spa. The event honors the men and women of law enforcement and presents awards in categories including valor, life saving, dispatcher and officer of the year as well as eleven others. WPTV New Channel 5 anchor Shannon Cake will emcee the ceremony.

The Police Foundation will support the event by sponsoring tables allowing local Palm Beach Gardens Police Officers to attend. The Palm Beach Gardens Police Department’s Honor Guard will open the ceremony with a remembrance of the Fallen Officer from the State of Florida.

More information cn the event can be found on the ASIS Facebook page by clicking here.

14th Annual Holiday Joy Drive

The Police and Fire Joy Drive, sponsored annually by the Police Foundation, kicks off today and will run through December 24th.

Now in its 14th year, the drive began as volunteers started collecting donations of new toys, basic clothing and gift cards. Last year over 1,100 items were collected and distributed.

The Palm Beach Gardens Police Foundation supports and sponsors the event and reaches out to hundreds of children and families in Palm Beach Gardens. In these somewhat difficult economic times, it’s important that we take care of those that are less fortunate than we during the holiday season.

The Joy Drive has several locations throughout the City where new toys, clothing and gift cards can be dropped off. An up-to-date list of those can be found here. Those wishing to make a financial contribution can make a check out to the Palm Beach Gardens Police Foundation and mark “Joy Drive” in the notes section of the check. (our mailing address is 10500 N Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, FL  33410)

Police Officers, Firefighters, City Staff, Foundation Board Members, City Councilmen and local citizens all volunteer to wrap gifts, organize packages, and deliver the items to families and children.

If you are having a holiday event, either at home or at your place of business, why not ask your guests to bring a new, unwrapped gift for the Joy Drive? You can then call Ms. Judy Brandt, Joy Drive coordinator, at 799-4488 and we will pick the items up from your home or office. Judy can also be reached by email at

ATTENTION Business owners: If you’d like to make your business a drop-off point for Joy Drive donations, please contact us at 799-4488. We will deliver a collection box to you and we will pick it up whenever full.

Remember: “It’s not just a toy, it’s a gift of joy!”

8th Annual Golf Tournament Scores Big Success

Saturday, October 17th was a perfect day for golfing and 168 golfers enjoyed the day at PGA National Resort and Spa. The occasion was the Palm Beach Gardens Police Foundation’s 8th Annual Golf Tournament benefiting Police Explorers and Youth Programs. As golfers registered, the excitement was building and continued throughout the day and included breakfast, 18-holes of golf and a terrific luncheon and awards ceremony as well as tournament attire.

This year’s tournament exceeded expectations and was a day of records with more players and sponsors than ever before, and more additional donations through the raffles, silent auctions and various golf contests. While no one scored a hole-in-one and went home with a new Porsche offered by Presenting Sponsor Braman Motorcars, everyone had a great time trying.

Winning the tournament on the Champion course was the foursome of Rich Geist, Glenn Wright, Pride Grinn and Dave Keller. Over on the Palmer course Ray Paley, Linda Post, Brent Waugh and Buzz Holland took home the trophy.

The Foundation appreciates all the support from the players, sponsors and volunteers who participated as well as all the local businesses who contributed raffle items, auction items and sponsored hole signs throughout the two courses. “Thanks also to the PGA Resort and Spa for its support during and leading up to the tournament” said Foundation CEO Tom Murphy.”

Additional photos from the tournament can be found at