Our Palm Beach Gardens Police Officers are responsible for our safety and security. It’s important that they have the right equipment with which to protect us.
While it is the responsibility of the City to provide the essential equipment that our officers need, the Foundation looks to provide them with the newest and most up-to-date items that would otherwise go unfunded. The funding that the Police Foundation provides directly improves public safety, impacts officer readiness, and enhances our quality of life. As the largest source of private support for the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department, we are passionately dedicated to ensuring that Palm Beach Gardens remains a safe city with a modern, up-to-date Police force.
Some of the important pieces of equipment the Foundation has made grants for include:
- Tactical Light and Holster Systems for our Road Patrol Officers
- A High-Tech Communications system for the Hostage Negotiations/Crisis Intervention Teams
- A Thermal Imaging Camera for the Department’s All-Hazards Vehicle
- High Tech Data Collection Recorders for the Traffic Division
The latest Equipment grant…
The Palm Beach Gardens Police Foundation recently made a grant to the Police Department for the purchase of a new high-tech communications system for the Hostage/Crisis Negotiation and Tactical Teams.
The unit is designed to allow incident commanders to communicate more easily with hostage takers or persons threatening suicide using either a home phone service or cellular phones and to do it from a position of safety. The system incorporates bluetooth wireless technology thus eliminating the need to find a landline equipped home in the middle of the night. The system incorporates modularity, upgradeability and ease in setup and operations.