Boca Raton PoliceBoca Raton Police Contact Us | Site Map
Boca Police on Twitter Boca Police on YouTube Facebook Contact us City of Boca Raton
 

Special Services

Community Service Officers

Boca Raton, Community Service OfficersThe Boca Raton Police Services Department employs 18 Community Service Officers. The primary functions of the CSOs are crash investigation, parking enforcement, traffic control, and taking reports over the telephone (Teleserve). In addition, the CSOs assist with marine patrol operations, the Crime Scene Unit with photography, juvenile assistance programs, and the staffing of our police annexes.

This program has served as a career path for several CSOs to go on to careers as certified police officers.

 

Canine Unit

The Canine (K-9) Unit is made up of three Canine Teams. All three canines are male German Shepherds imported from Europe. After a 12-14 week Basic Canine School, the canine teams are assigned to Road Patrol.

The canines are an invaluable tool for the Boca Raton Police Department. Due to their superior sense of smell they are able to locate dangerous suspects that are fleeing or hiding. By alerting to the suspects presence, the officers are able to remain safe. The dogs also assist in narcotics and explosive detection.

In addition, the canines perform numerous public safety demonstrations throughout the year. Each canine lives at home with their handler; and the teams are on call 24 hours a day.

k93 k91 k92

 

 

Marine Unit
The Boca Raton Police Department Marine Unit is committed to a thorough plan of education, law enforcement and boating investigations involving all marine activities. The primary responsibility of the Marine Unit is to make the waterways within Boca Raton as safe as possible. We operate seven days a week, at all hours and are responsible for all waterways within the City of Boca Raton. In addition we patrol an active inlet and approximately five miles of coastline.

Boca Raton Police - Marine Unit

Besides regular patrol duties there are many special events involving the city waterways. The annual holiday boat parade, regattas, power boat races, and a variety of other special events keep us busy year round.

The Marine Unit can be reached through the Boca Raton Police Services Department dispatch at (561) 416-3333. Any questions or concerns can be directed to the:

CITY OF BOCA RATON MARINE HOTLINE
(561) 338-1242.

EMERGENCY 9-1-1

Staffing

Currently the Marine Unit consists of three full time police officers, one sergeant and a part-time personal watercraft unit.

Equipment/Vessels

The Marine Unit maintains a variety of specialized vessels and support equipment. The vessel inventory consists of the following:

  • Three 266 World Cat vessels powered with twin 200hp outboard motors
  • One 25 Sea Cat vessel powered with twin 150hp outboard motors

For the safety of all boaters please adhere to the United States Coast Guard boating safety regulations and Florida State Laws. For further information please click on the links listed below.

 

Motorcycle Unit

motor

The Boca Raton Police Motorcycle Unit was established for traffic enforcement and crash investigations. The unit currently has 5 Harley Davidson FLHRP motorcycles. As part of the Department's Community Involved Traffic Enforcement program (C.I.T.E.), the primary enforcement emphasis is on neighborhood traffic complaints. Officers assigned to the unit are also responsible for traffic control at special events occurring in the city each year.

The police motorcycle is a highly unique tool in that it offers a wide variety of metropolitan enforcement capabilities, i.e., enforcement in high volume pedestrian/vehicular commute locations. The police motorcycle demonstrates a high visibility approach to traffic enforcement.

 

Traffic Unit

trafficThe primary responsibility of the Boca Raton Police Services Department's Traffic Unit is to make the streets of Boca Raton as safe as possible for citizens and visitors traveling by foot, bicycle, or motor vehicle.

The Unit provides training, visual displays, and information at public functions, such as schools, senior centers, and special interest groups.


Traffic Enforcement Unit

The Traffic Enforcement Unit is currently staffed by:

  • 2 Sergeants
  • 5 Motorcycle Officers
  • 2 D.U.I. Enforcement Officers

 

Traffic Homicide Unit

The Traffic Homicide Unit is a part of the Special Services Bureau Traffic Enforcement Section. The T.H.I. unit is comprised of four investigators, these officers investigate all fatal crashes as well as many serious injury crashes.

All of the members of this unit are trained in accident reconstruction and use state of the art crash scene mapping technology and CAD drawing systems. These officers are also traffic enforcement officers. Two are assigned to motorcycles and two are assigned to traffic enforcement cars. Traffic officers are also required to assist in all special events and dignitary escorts.