Gulf Breeze Police Department

  • Agency: Gulf Breeze Police Department
  • Address: 311 Fairpoint Dr., Gulf Breeze, 32561 FL
  • Chief: Peter Paulding (Chief of Police)
Phone: (850) 934 - 4050
Fax: (850) 934 - 5127

Gulf Breeze Police Department is located at 311 Fairpoint Dr., Gulf Breeze, 32561 FL. The Chief of Police of the department is Peter Paulding. The Gulf Breeze Police Department phone number is (850) 934 - 4050.

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10 Holiday Package Delivery Safety Tips 1. DELIVER TO YOUR OFFICE If your place of work allows it, have your packages delivered right to your office. You may not be able to get weekend delivery if you’re not there, but it would be a convenient, safe way to handle package delivery when you can’t be home to wait. 2. USE PICK UP POINTS Different than a P.O. Box, delivery services are setting up temporary delivery points for you to have your packages delivered to. You can then pick up your packages on your way home from work. Amazon Locker and UPS’ Access Point Network provide those areas in local grocery stores, convenience stores, storefronts and more. 3. USE A TEMPORARY PO BOX Many delivery services such as UPS or FedEx will not deliver to a traditional P.O. Box address, but will deliver to a street address that just happens to be in a Postal Delivery Service Office. Many of those offices will even call you when you have a package arrives, and take a photo of it for you to see ahead of time. The UPS Store has this service, as well as many privately owned companies. Check your local listings to find one a location near you, then rent the P. O. Box through the season. Be mindful of contract times and fees. 4. REQUEST A RE-ROUTE OR RE-DELIVERY You can request that a package be held at the delivery facility of your deliverer, rerouted to another location, or delivered on another day. Call UPS or FedEx once you have a tracking number from the company you’ve purchased from, and have UPS or FedEx hold the package at their facility for pickup later. Use FedEx’s Delivery Manager, and UPS My Choice, premium memberships, which allows you more choices in re-delivery. 5. USE A NEIGHBOR’S HOUSE Keeping your packages safe during the day is hard if you’re working all the time, but you can find a neighbor who may be willing to accept deliveries for you. Or, if you’re the entrepreneurial type, start a service for a small fee for friends and family. You can become your own Amazon Locker! 6. USE A WIRELESS HOME MONITORING SYSTEM Use a wireless door monitor, such as Ring, that allows you to see your porch. You’ll know when packages are delivered, and will be able to see visitors, even when not at home. It works through a wi-fi-enabled camera at your door and an app on your phone. You can set off alarms for snoopers, as well as ask questions to those approaching. 7. REQUEST A SIGNATURE CONFIRMATION Requesting a signature delivery is a little harder in this day of order and drop, but you may be able to call the delivery service to request a required signature for a package using the tracking number. This insures that the package isn’t just dumped. Packages sent through USPS have the option for a small fee. 8. REQUEST A KNOCK Our UPS delivery folks are hit and miss with this quick convenience. It is helpful to hear that a package has been delivered, even when you’re home, so that you can pick it up, instead of it sitting outside. So request it in the notes on your order form, call your delivery service with tracking number and put that request in, etc. You are not going to be guaranteed a knock, but it is a note that will be on the delivery for the carrier. 9. CREATE A DELIVERY CORNER You may be able to hide smaller package deliveries behind planters or decorations on your porch. This is not a guarantee that a delivery person will actually put a package there, but many try to make sure that packages are put in places that don’t draw attention. There is also the Package Guard, a Wi-Fi-enabled device that alerts you, through an app, when a package has been delivered to your house, and sets off a loud alarm if anyone unauthorized tries to steal the package. You can program it, to allow a neighbor to pick it up for you, but unauthorized ‘pick ups’ will be alarmed. 10. GIVE THEM A VIRTUAL KEY Amazon Key is a new program that puts a keypad lock on your door that is accessible to anyone you give the code to. You get notifications on your phone app that a service has used the lock. Amazon deliverers place your package just inside the door, are recorded on video, and you receive notification. You can also use the service to allow cleaners, dog walkers, etc., into your home with the same service. It’s $250 to begin the service, Amazon installs for you, and it gives you an option for safe package delivery if you have concerns about your package, your neighborhood, and all other options have been exhausted. I’ll be honest, this last program is one that we wouldn’t use for our home, but I understand the convenience factor for so many. It isn’t any different than having a cleaner or dog walker coming to your home to provide service when you aren’t there, but at least those folks have been vetted personally. I’m sure the service is bonded, and regulations are in place that the deliverer cannot be in the home longer than thirty seconds, it’s just not something I’d be comfortable with. I’d love to hear your experience if you have used it, though. Holiday Package Delivery Safety Tips — keep those gifts from the heart safe from thieves during the holiday season and anytime during the year! Don’t let Christmas holidays be ruined by thieves, protect your deliveries! Other alternatives for package delivery safety Purchase a lock box for your front porch Purchase a mailbox with secured access Place a hold on mail and pick up at post office Insure your packages – it may not stop a thief, but it may get you your money back or items replaced at no cost to you!

Tip #1 The holidays are a great time to get to know your neighbors If you have not already done so, the holiday season is a great time to get to know your neighbors. This includes the people who live next door, across the street and over the back fence. Neighbors watching out for neighbors help keep an eye out for suspicious activity and make communities safer. Tip #2 Parking Lot Safety Tips for Holiday Shoppers Lock your vehicle and hide valuables, preferably in the trunk or locked compartment. Before sunrise and after sunset, park and walk in well lit areas and carry keys in your hand. Stay alert to your surroundings and take a moment to glance around for possible suspicious persons, vehicles, and/or situations. Prior to getting into your vehicle take a look inside and around before entering. If you observe evidence of a possible burglary, call your local law enforcement agency. Tip #3 When you’re out shopping for the holidays, stay alert to surroundings When in crowded places, be alert for potential thieves. Don’t overload yourself with packages. Maintain visibility and mobility to avoid potential threats. Be wary of strangers approaching you for any reason. The holiday season is notorious for “con-artists” who may attempt to distract you with the intention of taking your money or belongings. When possible, avoid wearing expensive jewelry and carrying large amounts of valuables. Never leave personal belongings unattended. As an added precaution, make sure you have a record of all your credit card numbers in a secure place at home. Tip #4 Shop with Friends, there is safety in numbers Recognize that there is safety in numbers and arrange to shop with friends and relatives instead of going out alone. Make sure everyone remains vigilant and looks out for each other. Tip #5 Tips for Holiday Shopping with Children When shopping with children, keep a close eye on them at all times. Consider coaching them to go to a store clerk or security guard if they become separated and be sure they know their first and last name so they can advise someone who they are. Give children a contact phone number that they can carry on their person in case they do become lost. Tip #6 Holiday Safety Tips for Online Shoppers Online shopping is becoming increasingly popular. The Internet does have risks so it is important to take steps to protect yourself when shopping online. The National Cyber Security Alliance recommends that you make sure you have a security suite (firewall, anti-virus and anti-spyware) installed and updated with the most current information before shopping online. Also, keep your operating system and Web browser up-to-date. Before you enter your personal and financial information for an online transaction, look for signs that the site is secure. This includes a closed padlock on your Web browser’s address bar or a URL address that begins with shttp or https. This indicates that the purchase is encrypted or secured. Never use unsecured wireless networks to make an online purchase. Tip #7 More Tips for Shopping Online Before providing personal or financial information, check the Web site's privacy policy. Make sure you understand how your information will be stored and used. Never send cash through the mail or use a money-wiring service because you’ll have no recourse if something goes wrong. Print and save records of your online transactions, including the product description, price, online receipt, terms of the sale, and copies of any email exchange with the seller. Read your credit card statements as soon as you get them to make sure there are no unauthorized charges. If there is a discrepancy, report it immediately. Tip #8 Keeping your home safe during the holidays Be extra cautious about locking windows, sliders, and doors when leaving for any length of time. We suggest keeping all entrance points into your house secured while you’re at home as well. Set indoor and outdoor lights on timers and think about doing the same with a television or radio to make it appear as if someone is home. Never keep gifts or valuable objects in plain view from any window. Close blinds, shutters, drapes, and curtains because if a burglar can see those items they may attempt to take them from you. If a person knocks at your door and you don’t recognize them, don’t feel obligated to open your door. Teach your children that by no means will they open the door to anyone prior to your knowledge and authorization. Tip #9 Let someone you trust know when you’re traveling during the holidays Inform someone who’s trustworthy where you will be and when you might be expected back to your residence. Ask a neighbor or other dependable persons to watch your house and retrieve your newspapers and mail if possible. Tip #10 When celebrating the holidays, celebrate responsibly Many people celebrate the season by attending holiday parties with family and friends. Enjoy these gatherings responsibly so this time of joy does not become a time of tragedy. Watch how much you drink. Don’t drink then drive, get a ride with someone who is sober.

FOUND: On Baycliffs in Gulf Breeze Proper. Very sweet LARGE dog...looks smaller in picture! At Gulf Breeze Police Department for now! 850-934-5121

This package was found near the intersection of Berry Ave and Fairpoint Drive this morning. Please call 850-934-5121 to claim.

Please contact Investigator Goff with the Gulf Breeze Police Department at 850-934-5121 or Santa Rosa Crimestoppers at 850-437-7867 for any information related to this suspect vehicle and/or the white male suspect. Make sure to share the post and help get the word out!

Gulf Breeze Police Department Press Release 10-25-17 Krystle Ann MacNeill, 31 years of age, was arrested today on an outstanding warrant for the Hit and Run Crash (Fail to remain at crash involving injury) that occurred in the early morning hours of October 1st, 2017. She was booked into the Escambia County Jail with a $200,000 bond. The crash occurred around 0341 hours October 1, 2017. The suspect vehicle had sideswiped a broken down auto in the break down lane of the travelway. The suspect vehicle collided with the victim and his vehicle causing serious bodily injury to the victim. The suspect vehicle continued northbound on the bridge leaving the victim lying in the roadway. The suspect vehicle was recovered the next day thanks to the many tips that came forth. This is a continuing investigation and more information will be available at a later date.

TROPICAL STORM NATE Storm Preparation At this time, officials anticipate a Category 1 Hurricane landfall to occur Saturday evening, impacting the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Northwest Florida Gulf Coast. Please continue to monitor this storm and prepare now. AT HOME:  Secure garbage and recycling containers.  Test your generator, flashlights and other supplies.  Secure items in your yard that could become projectiles should wind predictions strengthen.  If you live in a low-lying area, prone to storm surge, secure or elevate items stored on the ground floor based upon storm surge predictions.  Sand bags (10 per household) will be available at the Gulf Breeze Community Center during hours of operation until close 6:00 pm on Saturday. A filling station is available at Shoreline Park (adjacent to the Dog Park). TRAVEL/TRAFFIC:  Do not contact the Gulf Breeze Police Department about fallen limbs unless traffic is impeded or downed electrical lines are present. City Staff will be patrolling roadways.  The Pensacola Police Department and the Gulf Breeze Department will monitor conditions at the Pensacola Bay Bridge as the storm nears landfall. If conditions are deemed unsafe, the bridge will be closed. Bridge closure determination could be at limited advance notice. PARK AND RECREATION ACTIVITIES:  Shoreline Park outside activities (including youth sports) will be cancelled beginning at 4:00 pm on Saturday.  Shoreline Park South including the boat ramp, pier, parking area, and beach will be closed beginning at 4:00 pm on Saturday.  The Gulf Breeze Community Center and Shoreline Park is anticipated to reopen at 12:00 Noon on Sunday. IMPORTANT CONTACTS: Gulf Breeze Police Department Dispatch: 850-934-5121 City of Gulf Breeze: 850-934-5100 Santa Rosa County Emergency Management Citizen Information Center Hotline: 850-983-4636 (Information ranging from evacuation procedures to shelter openings)

ATTN Residents: Be advised of multiple complaints that a man driving a grey pickup truck is offering tree-trimming service, but departs after payment and before the work is complete.

BOLO – Bank Robbery ***** Armed Bank Robbery ***** Date of Offense: 08-28-2017 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Gulf Breeze Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are investigating a bank robbery that occurred Monday, August 28, 2017 at approximately 10:58 a.m. at the Beach Community Bank located at 60 Northcliffe Drive in Gulf Breeze. The suspect was described as an approximately 35 year old light skinned black male, about 6’2 tall wearing a grey long sleeve sweater, with a black shirt underneath, blue jeans with a white design on the back pockets, and a black beanie with thick white trim and a colorful design on the top. The suspect had a non-thick mustache and possible facial hair on his chin. A possible accomplice who entered the bank several minutes prior to the suspect entering and left with the suspect is described as a darker skinned black female approximately 30 years of age, reddish hair, 5’5 tall wearing light colored blue jeans, green t-shirt with a yellow design on the front. The suspect entered the bank holding a nickel plated semi-automatic pistol demanding money. The suspect then left the bank with an unknown amount of cash and exited the area on foot. No one was injured. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Gulf Breeze Police Department at 850-934-5121 or crime stoppers at 850-437-STOP, where you will remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a cash reward. Suspects

The 911 System in Gulf Breeze and Parts of Santa Rosa County is Down. If you live in Gulf Breeze Proper and have an Emergency call. 934-4050

Date: August 14 - 19, 2017 Time: 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Location: U.S. 98 east and westbound bridge approaches in Pensacola Description: Alternating east and westbound lane closures on U.S. 98 between 17th Avenue and the bridge from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14 through Saturday, Aug. 19. Tuesday, Aug. 15 lane closures will be from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Found dog in the area of Dolphin and Bear St. Call 934-4050 with any info.

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Did you know? You can preview Pensacola Bay Bridge traffic conditions anytime using: https://bluetoad.trafficcast.com/map/standalone?key=DQUr5Rb55h4luzTYxFT9Yw%3D%3D&auto=2&index=historical. Know before you go! Monitor travel flow, check traffic speeds, and view traffic cameras all 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week from your home, office, or mobile device.

Chipley – Boaters and pedestrians are reminded to exercise additional caution near the Pensacola Bay Bridge construction site, particularly during the July 4 holiday period and the Blue Angels Air Show Friday, July 7 and Saturday, July 8. Boaters should use only the main navigational channel when approaching the bridge and keep a safe distance from construction barges in the bay. In addition, the shoreline area from Wayside Park north of the Pensacola Bay Bridge to west along Bayfront Parkway is closed and will not be available to spectators for the July 4th fireworks show. This area is part of the active construction zone and must be closed in the interest of public safety. More information on the Pensacola Bay Bridge replacement project is available online at www.PensacolaBayBridge.com, www.Facebook.com/MyPensacolaBayBridge and www.instagram.com/MyPensacolaBayBridge. For more information on construction projects in northwest Florida, visit the Florida Department of Transportation District Three on the web at www.nwflroads.com, follow us on Twitter @myfdot_nwfl, or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MyFDOTNWFL.

For Immediate Release June 8, 2017 Tanya Branton, (850) 330-1599 tanya.branton@dot.state.fl.us Pile driving work begins for the new Pensacola Bay Bridge Chipley – Construction crews have begun driving test piles for the new Pensacola Bay Bridge. Information derived from the test pile program will be used to determine the length and driving criteria for the permanent production piles that will provide the foundation for the new bridge. Large cranes mounted on barges are lifting the concrete test piles into position where they are driven into the bay bottom using a 20,000-pound diesel-powered hammer. While there are no direct traffic impacts, persons nearby may detect noise and the possibility of vibration. Pile driving work is scheduled during daytime hours, seven-days-a-week. Following the test pile program, crews will begin driving the more than 2,000 production piles needed for the new bridge. All piles are being fabricated at a concrete casting yard on Bayou Chico, then transported by barge the short distance to the bridge construction site. The new bridge will consist of two parallel structures, each with three 12-foot travel lanes, two 10- foot shoulders, and a 10-foot multi-use path for pedestrians, joggers, and bicyclists. The current schedule calls for completing the first new bridge in early 2019 and temporarily transitioning four lanes of traffic onto the structure. This will allow for demolition of the existing bridge and completion of the second structure in summer 2020. More information on the Pensacola Bay Bridge replacement project is available online at www.PensacolaBayBridge.com, www.Facebook.com/MyPensacolaBayBridge, and www.instagram.com/MyPensacolaBayBridge. You may also visit the Florida Department of Transportation District Three at www.nwflroads.com, follow us on Twitter @myfdot_nwfl, or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MyFDOTNWFL. www.fdot.gov

The Gulf Breeze Police Department has found a special necklace in our front parking lot on 05-25-2017 at 3:15 pm. We are certain that it has sentimental value to its owner due to its design and bible verse inscription. If you are the owner, please call the Gulf Breeze Police Department , Investigations Division to claim. 850-934-5121.