Satellite Beach Police Department

  • Agency: Satellite Beach Police Department
  • Address: 510 Cinnamon Drive, Satellite Beach, 32937 FL
  • Chief: Lionel A Cote (Chief of Police)
Phone: (321) 773-4400
Fax: (321) 773-5414

Satellite Beach Police Department is located at 510 Cinnamon Drive, Satellite Beach, 32937 FL. The Chief of Police of the department is Lionel A Cote. The Satellite Beach Police Department phone number is (321) 773-4400.

Satellite Beach Police Department News

CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY The Satellite Beach Police Department is hosting a Citizens Police Academy (tentatively) starting Tuesday, February 20, 2018. The 12-week academy will meet in Satellite Beach every Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This program is designed to give Satellite Beach citizens and business owners an inside look and working knowledge of the Satellite Beach Police Department. With varied activities and class interaction; the instruction is comprehensive and each week presents different topics covering agency operations and a variety of community safety and awareness issues. Participants can expect a “hands-on” experience where attendees will be afforded the chance to exam some of the equipment utilized by our Department. It includes detailed information on such topics as uniformed patrol, criminal investigations, firearms, dispatch, jail tour, mock crime scene, simulated “Shoot! - Don’t Shoot!” scenarios and many other interesting topics. Also available is an elective 2-hour ride-a-long with an officer during an actual patrol shift. You will enjoy a very unique opportunity to walk alongside the officers that protect our community every day. The Academy is open to residents and business owners of Satellite Beach (18 years old and above) but is limited to 30 students. There is no physical fitness requirement to attend. Candidates must fill out an application which will include a background check. We hope the experience will not only be informative, but fun as well! For any additional information, please contact Bert Berrios at 321-773-4400 or by email at bberrios@satellitebeach.org

Road Closure Desoto Parkway will be closed to all traffic between Jamaica Blvd and Verbenia Court on Saturday, December 16, 2017. The annual “Jingle Bell Run” will be taking place and we expect over 2000 runners this year. The roads will be shut down around 5:30pm and will reopen once the runners have cleared the roadway (approximately 6:45pm). Residents won’t be able to cross or access Desoto between those hours. Please use Sunrise Avenue to access A1A from the south residential area and Cassia Blvd to the north.

Police Activity/Training On Thursday, December 14th the Satellite Beach Police Department will be training with the area law enforcement agencies in the vacant residences in the northernmost section of Satellite Shores. This important training will better prepare our officers to respond to serious events, by working with and learning from our law enforcement partners. Throughout the day on Thursday, residents in that immediate vicinity may occasionally hear muffled sounds associated with police training devices. Area businesses, residents and schools are being notified in advance. It is unlikely that this training will impact anyone in the area.

Police Activity Early Monday morning around 3:30 am a group of individuals entered the city with the intent to break in to and steal cars. A homeowner was woken up and alerted the police department that individuals had broken into his car. Officers responded to the area and started to canvas the neighborhood. An officer observed a vehicle attempting to leave the area without its headlights on. The officer attempted to stop the car but it fled and crashed into a curb popping its tire. Two individuals fled on foot from the crash. Responding units from Brevard County Sheriff’s Department, Indian Harbor Police Department, and West Melbourne Police Department quickly set up a perimeter. K-9 was deployed and tracked the driver of the vehicle to a back yard where he was taken into custody without incident. A helicopter was called in to assist with the search for the second suspect. The suspect wasn’t located. The police department activated a reverse 911 call to residents to let them know what was happening and what we were looking for. The message also gave a contact number for residents to call if they saw anything suspicious. The reverse 911 call only goes to home phones with addresses that are public record. To register for reverse 911 calls and to receive alerts on your cell phone visit www.brevardcounty.us/emergencymanagement/alertsignup Or you can contact them (321) 637-6670 with questions During the course of the investigation it was discovered the vehicle the suspects used to flee from the police was stolen. We had a second vehicle that was stolen and yet to be recovered. Several cars were broken into and various items taken. All of the cars that were entered were unlocked and are what these criminals look for. Please lock your cars.

Veterans Day The Satellite Beach Police Department would like to say “Thank You” to all of our veterans for their service. Please take a moment this weekend to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice and their families.

New K9 Team Chief Pearson introduced K9 Thor and his handler, Officer Amber Clay to City Council this past week. The team will start their FDLE training Tuesday and should be on the street in the New Year. He recognized Ed Andre and his family who have generously donated the funds for the past three police department K9’s. He also awarded Daryl Talley a plaque as she was our “name our K9” contest winner.

Safety Alert Halloween is just around the corner. Please make sure to pay extra attention as you are driving around town for little ghosts and goblins. The Police Departments Official Hours for Halloween are between 5-8pm on the 31st. Parents should inspect all treats prior to children eating them. Dress up their costumes with glow sticks, light up necklaces and bracelets, in an attempt to make them more visible. Sherwood Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic unless you reside on the street. All other thru-traffic will have to go around. The street should re-open to all traffic after the trick or treaters have had their fun.

Florida's Safest Cities 2017 Florida is famed for its innovative space center, abundant theme parks, and pristine beaches, but the Sunshine State also deserves recognition for its safety record. Overall, Florida has a lower property crime rate than its neighbors Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia—and reports of this type of crime have steadily declined for the last several years. With achievements like this, we’re especially proud to feature Florida in our safest cities lineup for the very first time this year. According to the most recent FBI crime report, property crime is even less prevalent among the state’s twenty safest cities. Half of these cities cited fewer than 100 property crimes in 2015, and second-ranked Indian River Shores reported just fourteen. That’s remarkably few given that a property crime occurs about every four seconds in the United States. We were also pleasantly surprised that 80% of the cities that made our list reported fewer than 50 burglaries. This is noteworthy considering many Florida residents only live in their homes part of the year—and unoccupied homes can be more susceptible to break-ins. Florida’s top-twenty safest cities didn’t report much violent crime either. In fact, on average, these cities cited less than one violent crime per 1,000 people. All the cities on our list contributed to this stellar safety record, but Longboat Key—the safest city in Florida—earns added applause for reporting no violent crimes whatsoever. There’s a misconception that larger cities aren’t as safe as smaller ones, which isn’t always the case, and Weston—the third-ranked city on our list—proves it. With more than 70,000 residents, this Broward County community reported just twenty-six violent crimes. Forward thinking initiatives like Weston’s Citizen Observer Patrol (COP) Program no doubt help keep crime under control. Dedicated COP volunteers patrol their communities looking for suspicious activity, checking on unoccupied homes, and reporting potential safety hazards. Like all states, Florida has its dangerous places, but the cities on our list certainly aren’t included. The average crime rate among the southeasternmost state’s twenty safest locations was 65% lower than the national average—with a mere ten crimes reported per 1,000 people. Review our list to find out if your hometown made the top twenty. Then refer to our National Safety Directory for crime prevention resources, home security tips, and general safety information. How We Chose the Safest Cities in Florida To identify the twenty safest cities in Florida, we reviewed the 2015 FBI crime report statistics and population data. We eliminated all cities with fewer than 3,000 residents as well as any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI. From there, we evaluated the remaining cities. We narrowed it down based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) in each city. To level the playing field, we calculated the likelihood of these crimes occurring out of 1,000 people in each city. 1. Longboat Key Violent Crimes per 1,000: o.oo Property Crimes per 1,000: 3.05 2. Indian River Shores Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.24 Property Crimes per 1,000: 3.40 3. Weston Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.37 Property Crimes per 1,000: 6.21 4. Parkland Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.24 Property Crimes per 1,000: 6.36 5. Melbourne Beach Violent Crimes per 1,000: 1.26 Property Crimes per 1,000: 6.61 6. Marco Island Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.68 Property Crimes per 1,000: 7.68 7. Tequesta Violent Crimes per 1,000: 1.69 Property Crimes per 1,000: 8.60 8. Indian Shores Violent Crimes per 1,000: 1.65 Property Crimes per 1,000: 8.82 9. Valparaiso Violent Crimes per 1,000: 1.34 Property Crimes per 1,000: 9.18 10. Highland Beach Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.54 Property Crimes per 1,000: 10.21 11. Bay Harbor Islands Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.49 Property Crimes per 1,000: 10.33 12. Cooper City Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.87 Property Crimes per 1,000: 11.14 13. Sanibel Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.56 Property Crimes per 1,000: 11.52 14. Winter Springs Violent Crimes per 1,000: 1.05 Property Crimes per 1,000: 11.05 15. Minneola Violent Crimes per 1,000: 1.13 Property Crimes per 1,000: 11.06 16. Satellite Beach Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.57 Property Crimes per 1,000: 1.72 17. Oviedo Violent Crimes per 1,000: 1.63 Property Crimes per 1,000: 11.19 18. Indian Harbour Beach Violent Crimes per 1,000: 1.08 Property Crimes per 1,000: 12.20 19. Midway Violent Crimes per 1,000: 1.19 Property Crimes per 1,000: 12.18 20. Punta Gorda Violent Crimes per 1,000: 1.23 Property Crimes per 1,000: 12.89

Publix Presents Appreciation Cake to Police Department Dave Wyatt, store manager of the Satellite Beach Publix, stopped by the police department with a cake and a card from the Publix employees expressing their appreciation for our officers.

Skimmer Alert Wednesday, October 11th, 2017. A skimming device was located at the Mobil gas station on South Patrick and Jackson Avenue. The device was located inside the gas pump and was undetectable from the outside. The Department of Agriculture was doing routine inspections and calibrations of the pumps when the skimmer was found. The device was located inside of pump #8 which is the northern most pump facing Jackson Avenue. Skimming devices are used by criminals to capture your credit card/debit card information when you pay at the pumps.

In early 2014, the satellite Beach Police Department Criminal Investigations Division began a lengthy and complex investigation into allegations of sex crimes committed by two adults over a several month period, against a 12 year old female victim. Our Investigators conducted a number of interviews, served search warrants and worked with Brevard County Sheriff’s Office agents to analyze cell phone and computer data related to the allegations. Joseph Pallante (a former attorney) and Teya Pallante, were both arrested and charged with a vast number of sex crimes. Over the past two weeks the State Attorney’s Office presented their case and all evidence against Joseph Pallante. The jury deliberated for just 5 hours on Tuesday night before returning guilty verdicts on dozens of criminal sex charges, some of which are life felonies. We could not be more proud of the officers and Investigators involved in this case from the very first report through successful prosecution. Their hard work and commitment toward this case assured that justice was properly served for this young victim. While Satellite Beach remains one of the safest communities in the state of Florida, we are all reminded that we deal with a number of serious criminal matters and our dedicated police department personnel are hard at work every day.

EMERGENCY LANE CLOSURE NOTICE The City of Melbourne Public Works & Utilities Department will be closing the outside south-bound lane of Highway A1A, between Cassia Boulevard and Skyline Boulevard, in order to repair a leaking water main valve. The work is scheduled for Thursday, October 12th at 8:00 AM and will extend until Monday, October 16th at 4:00 PM. Maintenance of traffic will be provided to route traffic around the work area per FDOT Index #613. If you have any questions please contact Nic Coster at (321) 536-3690.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Join the SBPD in helping to stop the violence. To reduce domestic violence society needs to come together to make it clear that this is absolutely unacceptable. Zero tolerance to violence.

Yesterday, Satellite Beach joined over 250 communities across the country and 40 nations for National Walk To School Day. The event celebrates the benefits of walking or biking to school. Parents, students, teachers, and school staff participated, watched over by our School Crossing Guards and police officers.

We'd like to thank everyone who came out for Coffee With A Cop yesterday. We enjoyed the opportunity to talk to citizens and your kind comments were appreciated. Thanks also to McDonalds for hosting the event.

Don't forget National Coffee with a Cop Day! Chief and several other officers will be at the McDonalds (1080 A1A) on Wednesday, October 4th, between 8-10am. This will be an opportunity for the community to ask questions and bring forward any topics for discussion. McDonalds will provide some great coffee, we hope to see you all there.

Satellite Beach Police Department *** K9 Named! *** The votes are in and the winning name is Thor! The vote was close between Thor and Halo but the community choice is Thor. Congratulations to Daryl Talley for submitting the name. Daryl will be recognized at an upcoming City Council Meeting and will have pictures taken with Thor and his handler Officer Martinez. Thank you to all that participated. Thor is excited to start his career as Crime Biter.

Satellite Beach Probation Sweep The Satellite Beach Police Department assisted the Florida Department of Parole and Probation with compliance checks of probationers Wednesday evening. Parole and Probation conducted eighteen compliance checks at probationer’s residences in Satellite Beach. Most were in compliance, only two were in violation of their probation. There was one arrest for drug possession of a probationer’s mother. The operation was a success and reminded probationers that they are subject to compliance checks at any time. We look forward to partnering up with probation and parole in the future to ensure the safety of our community.

The Satellite Beach Police Department, along with our community partner McDonalds, would like to invite you to National Coffee with a Cop Day. Chief and several other officers will be at the McDonalds (1080 A1A) on Wednesday, October 4th, between 8-10am. This will be an opportunity for the community to ask questions and bring forward any topics for discussion. McDonalds will provide some great coffee, we hope to see you all there.

Final Four Thank you to everyone who submitted names, they were fantastic. We had over 330 responses! We’ve narrowed it down to four and we want the community to pick the new name. Please vote for your favorite name of the ones below. Voting will be closed at 9am Friday, September 29, 2017. The winner will receive recognition at an upcoming city council meeting and pictures taken with the K9. Here are the choices: Vedo Thor Halo Buster