During this time, WPBPD emergency dispatchers are asking callers screening questions regarding COVID-19. It is imperative to answer these questions with complete honesty to avoid exposing first responders to potential virus symptoms or being placed on an extended quarantine. We urge everyone to please answer our screening questions truthfully as it could affect the efficiency of reporting to community members in need. By keeping our first responders safe, we can continue to keep our City safe.
Currently, we restricted public access to the WPBPD lobby. Any walk-in requests for police reports or motor vehicle accident information, please refer to the signs posted directing visitors to telephone the Records Division at (561) 822-1880 or email Policeprr@wpb.org. If one needs to collect property/evidence, please telephone (561) 822-1875 to schedule an appointment.
The following services are suspended indefinitely:
The drug drop off for unwanted medication
- The West Palm Beach Police Department was founded in 1894.
- Located in Palm Beach County, the city is 58.1 square miles.
- The City's police force is comprised of 294 sworn law enforcement officers.
- Department directory of phone numbers and services
- Recruitment Information
Welcome to the City of West Palm Beach Police Department’s website. The men and women of the department are the people who make this organization one of the most respected law enforcement agencies in the country, and they are here to serve you. We strive to provide excellent police service and a safe community every day.
Our police department embraces the core values of community partnerships to identify, reduce, eliminate, and prevent crime impacting our community. We are committed to elevating the quality of life in our neighborhoods.
As Chief, my commitment is to provide the men and women of the West Palm Beach Police Department the tools and support necessary to provide the highest quality, professional, and courteous service to our community. My almost 40-years of law enforcement experience will help ensure the City of West Palm Beach remains a safe place to live, work, and visit.
Provide a safe place to live, work and visit
Our Values (PRIDE)
Professionalism - well trained, good character
Respect - we treat people with dignity
Integrity - we do the right thing
Dedication - committed to the mission
Excellence - what we do, we do well