Clean and Safe Unit
The Clean and Safe Unit consists of one sergeant, eight police officers and one community service officer. This unit is responsible for policing both the East and West Atlantic Avenue corridors, which are very complex and challenging assignments. The officers are assigned to patrol these areas to ensure the safety of the city’s citizens and visitors, who select to enjoy the shops, restaurants, clubs, hotels, and businesses the Avenue offers. The officers have established well-grounded partnerships with the local businesses and city entities and works closely with the West Atlantic Redevelopment Coalition, Community Redevelopment Authority, Delray Merchants Association, and the City’s Community Improvement Department’s Code Enforcement Section. In order to effectively deliver these essential services, bicycle, foot, and police vehicle patrols are conducted daily. Additionally, operations such as bar checks, robbery surveillance, and panhandling initiatives are also routinely conducted.
Community Service Officers
Community Service officers assist the police department’s sworn personnel with handling traffic issues, parking, delayed crime and other activities in order to make the department’s sworn personnel more available to respond to in-progress dispatched calls. The Community Service officers are also tasked with providing school crossing assistance to various schools within the city.
The Traffic Unit, often referred to as the Motor Unit, investigates all traffic homicide crashes and enforcing traffic laws through directed moto patrols. The unit's primary objective is to address traffic-related issues and complaints.
The unit officers also initiate and respond to traffic enforcement issues, in addition to providing escorts for funerals, special events, analytical information, safety presentations, and demonstrations to our residents.
Special Operations Section
The Special Operations Section is responsible for coordinating security and staffing needs for all special events sponsored by the City of Delray Beach. From small block parties to events that close all of Atlantic Avenue, to include the Saint Patrick’s Day and Holiday Parades, to large-scale tennis tournaments.
For the safety of the public, this section insures that the events are sufficiently staffed with trained law enforcement personnel. This section coordinate’s dignitary protection when those of such caliber visits the city and handles logistical issues for police department personnel in the aftermath of natural disasters.
This section also maintains a fleet of emergency response vehicles that are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.