Sebastian Police Department

  • Agency: Sebastian Police Department
  • Address: 1201 Main St, Sebastian, 32958 FL
  • Chief: Michelle Morris (Chief of Police)
Phone: 772-589-5233
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Sebastian Police Department is located at 1201 Main St, Sebastian, 32958 FL. The Chief of Police of the department is Michelle Morris. The Sebastian Police Department phone number is 772-589-5233.

Sebastian Police Department News

Sebastian Police Department is asking for your assistance with a theft investigation. If you know the identity of this subject please contact Detective Todd Finnegan at (772) 589-5233 in reference to case #17-0024. You can remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.00 by contacting Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS (8477) or www.tcwatch.org. Please feel free to share this post.

As we enter tax season it is important to be aware of scam artists posing as the IRS to collect money from you. Be aware of how they operate and what to watch out for to protect yourself.

Sebastian police officers participating in the Martin Luther King Jr. parade and celebration.

This weekend officers participated in the "Bagged by the Cops" event at Publix stores to raise money for the Special Olympics.

This Saturday officers from the Sebastian Police Department, Fellsmere Police Department and Indian River Shores Public Safety Department will be bagging groceries at local Publix grocery stores in an effort to raise money for the Torch Run which benefits the Special Olympics. The event will take place from 12pm to 4pm.

The Sebastian Police Department's C.O.P.E. Unit will be hosting a community outreach event at Riverview Park on Saturday 01/13/18 from 9 am to 11 am. The event will feature our Community Outreach Trailer and officers will be handing out free popcorn and snow cones. A police car will also be on display for kids to sit in and have their picture taken. We hope to see you there!!!

The IRS continues to warn consumers to guard against scam phone calls from thieves intent on stealing their money or their identity. Criminals pose as the IRS to trick victims out of their money or personal information. Here are several tips to help you avoid being a victim of these scams: Scammers make unsolicited calls. Thieves call taxpayers claiming to be IRS officials. They demand that the victim pay a bogus tax bill. They con the victim into sending cash, usually through a prepaid debit card or wire transfer. They may also leave “urgent” callback requests through phone “robo-calls,” or via phishing email. Callers try to scare their victims. Many phone scams use threats to intimidate and bully a victim into paying. They may even threaten to arrest, deport or revoke the license of their victim if they don’t get the money. Scams use caller ID spoofing. Scammers often alter caller ID to make it look like the IRS or another agency is calling. The callers use IRS titles and fake badge numbers to appear legitimate. They may use the victim’s name, address and other personal information to make the call sound official. Cons try new tricks all the time. Some schemes provide an actual IRS address where they tell the victim to mail a receipt for the payment they make. Others use emails that contain a fake IRS document with a phone number or an email address for a reply. These scams often use official IRS letterhead in emails or regular mail that they send to their victims. They try these ploys to make the ruse look official. The REAL IRS will not: •Call you to demand immediate payment. The IRS will not call you if you owe taxes without first sending you a bill in the mail. •Demand that you pay taxes and not allow you to question or appeal the amount you owe. •Require that you pay your taxes a certain way. For instance, require that you pay with a prepaid debit card. •Ask for your credit or debit card numbers over the phone. •Threaten to bring in police or other agencies to arrest you for not paying. Stay alert to scams that use the IRS as a lure. Tax scams can happen any time of year, not just at tax time. For more, visit “Tax Scams and Consumer Alerts” on IRS.gov.

January is Move Over month and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) urges all motorists to move over for emergency and service vehicles stopped along the roadway. Preliminarily in 2017, there were 212 crashes and almost 17,000 citations issued for motorists failing to move over. The Move Over Law states that drivers must move over as soon as it is safe to do so for any authorized law enforcement, emergency or service vehicles displaying any visible signals while stopped on the roadside, including Road Rangers, sanitation vehicles and tow trucks. When motorists cannot vacate the lane closest to the emergency or service vehicle, they must slow to a speed that is 20 miles per hour less than the posted speed limit. Failure to yield or move over puts law enforcement officers, emergency first responders and public service workers in danger while they are on the job protecting and serving the citizens and visitors of Florida.

See you soon!!!

The Sebastian Police Department's C.O.P.E. Unit will be hosting a community outreach event at the Schumann Tennis Courts on Thursday 01/04/18 from 3 pm to 5 pm. The event will feature our Community Outreach Trailer and officers will be handing out free popcorn and hot chocolate. A police car will also be on display for kids to sit in and have their picture taken. We hope to see you there!!!

Do: plan a ride in advance On average, driving accidents rise during the holidays, so it's crucial to have a safe ride on a night when so many people are out and about. Know your options in advance and decide whether you'll take public transportation, use a ridesharing service or carpool with your friends. Don't: leave your car overnight New Year's Day is the second most active holiday for car thefts. If you must leave your car somewhere overnight, be sure it's locked and try to pick it up as early as possible the next day. Do: plan for guests' safety If you're hosting a party, you'll want to be sure your guests get home safely. One option might be to hire a driver for the evening to provide people a way to get home. Don't: use fireworks or firearms Both guns and fireworks frequently make celebratory appearances at New Year's Eve parties. But it might not be a good idea with the holiday crowds. Do: make a plan with your kids Set a reasonable curfew with your kids for their New Year's Eve festivities. If they're old enough to drive, be sure they understand the dangers of driving on the holiday. Encourage them to stay in one location instead of hopping from party to party.

***UPDATE*** The subject has been arrested, thank you for all of the shares! Sebastian Police Department is asking for your assistance with a robbery investigation. If you know the identity of this subject please contact Detective Todd Finnegan at (772) 388-4423 in reference to case #17-2814. All pictures below are of the same subject but were captured on two separate occasions within the store. You can remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.00 by contacting Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS (8477) or www.tcwatch.org. Please feel free to share this post.

Bring out the kids tonight to watch The Polar Express on a 20-foot screen! Make sure you bring your own blanket or chair to sit in. Free hot chocolate and popcorn will be served. Can't wait to see everybody!!!!

Shop With a Cop was great success! Thank you to all the law enforcement agencies that participated and to our sponsors for making the event possible.

The Substance Awareness Center is providing FREE Narcan Kits and training to persons at risk of overdosing or witnessing an overdose.The training is offered daily as a walk-in or by appointment. Contact them at 772-770-4811 for more information.

Tomorrow!!!

Today we partnered with the Marine Corps and Wal-Mart to collect donations for Toys for Tots. We received a trailer full of toys and $1200! Thank you to everyone who donated.

This gentleman just donated two bicycles!!!

Branch Manager Terri Gardner donated a full shopping cart of toys from Seacoast National Bank. Thank you Seacoast for your support!

Officer Labbe is on duty as our mobile Toys for Tots collection officer. Please come out to Wal-Mart and donate an unwrapped toy today.

We're collecting unwrapped toys from 10am to 2 pm at the Sebastian Wal-Mart today.

Today is the day!!!

Tomorrow is the day!!!