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Village of RP Beach

Official Newsletter of the Village of Royal Palm Beach

Volume 3 Issue 6

 

New stats show fourth straight annual RPB crime drop

Some crimes at lowest level since 2008

The latest annual crime numbers show Royal Palm Beach continues to be one of the safest communities in Palm Beach County.

 

According to annual crime numbers from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, the total crime index has dropped in Royal Palm Beach for the fourth year in a row.

 

Overall crime dropped nearly 15% across the Village as compared to the previous year. In addition, the percentage of cases closed (the term used by law enforcement is “cleared”) is the highest it has been in three years. In fact, the percentage of cases closed by PBSO detectives in Royal Palm Beach is higher than the national average.

 

There was an increase in the number of home burglaries, but PBSO says many of those were either vacant properties, cases where patio doors were left unlocked, or incidents where garage doors were left open. The fact is over the course of the entire year, only six homes that were locked and secured were entered.

 

PBSO praised the hard work of deputies as well as the public for the continuing reductions in crime in Royal Palm Beach.

 

Shop Royal Palm Beach!

Support your local Royal Palm Beach businesses as they reopen and recover

We want to encourage you to help your local businesses recover from the pandemic shutdown. As we all resume shopping and going out, please remember that the health of our Village relies on a vibrant and successful economy.

 

So please do what you can to help our local businesses regain their footing after what has been a difficult few months!

Village looks to ease outdoor seating rules

Move could assist local restaurants with economic recovery

As part of efforts to help restart the Village economy, Royal Palm Beach leaders are looking at easing restrictions on outdoor restaurant seating.

 

Village Mayor Fred Pinto says allowing outdoor seating is an important step in restoring customer confidence. Mayor Pinto says the Village is looking to allow restaurants in the Village to expand into outdoor seating as long as they are able to abide by health guidelines.

 

No formal process or rule change has happened yet. However if allowed, the permission would be for a temporary period of time.
 

Latest on Village Services & Buildings
·    Public spaces in Village buildings now open.

·    Masks are REQUIRED in Village buildings.

·    Meetings with Village staff by appointment. Walk-ups must check in at video doorbell.

·    Village Hall post office closed.

·    Rec. Center, Cultural Center, & Commons Park Sporting Center open with limited capacity.

·    Parks open sunrise to sunset.

·    Sports fields and playgrounds closed.

·    Pavilions open.

·    Dog park open.

·    Driving Range open.

·    Tennis, basketball, & racquetball courts open.

·    Indoor activities limited.

 

 

Check out this incredible video

The Village, in partnership with Feeding South Florida is hosting a weekly food distribution. The food is available on a first come, first served basis every Wednesday from 9:00am – 11:00am in Commons Park.

 

Here is drone video of a recent distribution.

 

To ensure the safety of volunteers and the community, please remain in your car and open your trunk when it’s your turn.

Only Storm Water Down the Drain

Do your part to keep our waterways clean

Please keep in mind that it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure our waterways are kept clean. Oils, lawn clippings, and other substances should never be put down a storm drain.

 

 

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You Should Continue To Wear Your Mask

PBC health officials are urging everyone to continue to wear a mask in grocery stores, restaurants, pharmacies, construction sites, public transit, in vehicles for hire, and where not possible to social distance. It should fit snugly over nose and mouth, can be store bought or homemade, or be a clothing covering such as a scarf, bandana, handkerchief or other similar cloth covering.
 

 

It’s hurricane season! This is a great time to check your hurricane supplies
We have already had three named storms. Make sure you’re prepared!
 

This month marks the start of hurricane season, and while current health conditions pose unique challenges, you can still make sure you and your family are prepared.

 

Royal Palm Beach is NOT in an evacuation zone. Therefore, during a storm you would be asked to shelter in your home as long as it is safe to do so.

 

If there is a storm threat, we will provide the latest information via email, social media, and on our website.

 

For now, why not make sure you have enough water, food, medications, and other necessities in your hurricane kit? If you have a generator, this is a great time to test it. Finally, this is when you should come up with a family plan.

 

Village hurricane preparation info ‚Üí
 

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office

District 9 – Royal Palm Beach

A special message from Captain Ulrich Naujoks, Commander at District 9 РRoyal Palm Beach

 

 

This is a challenging time for our community and all communities. It is a time that has highlighted the importance of all of us working together as one to confront the joint challenges facing us. If there is one lesson we can take away from the current health crisis it is that we are stronger together. When we all work together as one community, we are more successful than when we act alone.

 

This is also the case when it comes to maintaining the safety and security of Royal Palm Beach. As you read in this newsletter, crime is down in Royal Palm Beach for the fourth year in a row. As the Commander of PBSO District 9 here in Royal Palm Beach, I would love to be able to claim credit for the good news. But the reality is, the credit goes to two very important groups working together with one common goal. Those groups are the dedicated deputies who serve and protect our Village, as well as all of you who take pride in living here.

 

Successful policing is built on a partnership between the public and law enforcement. While we may go through times that test that partnership, the truth is we are all working towards the same ultimate result.

 

Here¬†in¬†Royal Palm Beach, our success at maintaining a safe community is due in large part to our residents’ assistance.¬†By making good, common sense decisions such as locking car doors, not leaving valuables in view and securing the entrances to¬†homes,¬†you are doing your part to help us.¬†In addition, when you decide to say something when you see something, you are magnifying the number of watchful eyes in our Village.¬†All these actions are critical to the partnership.¬†And all these actions make our jobs that much more successful.

 

We have an incredible group of deputies and detectives here in Royal Palm Beach dedicated to making our Village safe, and I hope you are as proud of their work as I am every day.

 

I want to thank them for their hard work. But I also want to thank you for yours. The proof is in the numbers. Here in Royal Palm Beach, the partnership is working.

 

 

 

 

 

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1050 Royal Palm Beach Blvd.

Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411

 

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