Police Department

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Mission Statement

To ensure public safety and the enhancement of the quality of community life, by enforcing the law in a manner consistent with the rights of all. To provide service committed to the values of integrity, fairness, and loyalty in our dealings with both the community and the Departmental members who serve it. To remain progressive by developing innovative programs aimed at achieving excellence in policing.

Operations Division

The Operations Division is the largest component of the agency. The division is divided into Uniform Patrol and Criminal investigations.

The Uniform Patrol Section is under the direct supervision of four sergeants. This section also supervises several specialized units including Bicycle Patrol, Traffic Enforcement, K-9 Unit, and the Marine Unit.

The Criminal Investigations Section consists of two general crimes detective responsible for investigating crimes such as homicide, robbery, burglary, theft, forgery, assaults and batteries. This section also conducts special investigations including vice and narcotics cases.

Staff Services Division

The Tequesta Police Department serves as a primary Public Safety Answering Point for all 911 calls in the Village. Communications Officers receive, process and dispatch all police, fire and medical emergencies within the Village, and every 911 call received is given immediate special attention by highly trained professionals.

The Center is staffed by four full-time and five part-time communications officers.