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What would YOU do to help support the wonderful, hard-working students of DBPD’s Criminal Justice Academy at Atlantic Community High School?  Would you eat a delicious @chipotle dinner? Tuesday is your chance! Stop by the Chipotle on Linton between 4 and 8 p.m., and tell the cashier you are supporting the CJA! THANK YOU! @criminaljusticedb #repost
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What would YOU do to help support the wonderful, hard-working students of DBPD’s Criminal Justice Academy at Atlantic Community High School? Would you eat a delicious @chipotle dinner? Tuesday is your chance! Stop by the Chipotle on Linton between 4

Congratulations to DBPD Asst Chief Javaro Sims who has been selected to serve as the city’s 16th police chief. 
An officer with DBPD since 1992, Sims has risen steadily through the ranks, becoming one of the department’s two assistant chiefs in September 2014.  His term as chief will begin no later than May 15, 2019 upon the retirement of Police Chief Jeff Goldman.

City Manager Mark Lauzier chose Sims after a six-month period during which Sims and DBPD Asst. Chief Mary Olsen each had a turn to run the department as acting chief while Goldman served as acting assistant city manager. “The decision was difficult as I was evaluating two, very qualified and knowledgeable people with long, successful careers in law enforcement,” Lauzier said. “Over the past six months, I had the chance to observe them in their acting chief roles, assess their performance, hear from department members and listen to extensive community input. After this multifaceted review and interview process, I was impressed with Sims’ knowledge, training, background, community support and ongoing dedication to our City as well as his One Community vision for our City and the Police Department. I’m looking forward to working with Chief Sims and the entire department as we continue to lead the way.”
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Congratulations to DBPD Asst Chief Javaro Sims who has been selected to serve as the city’s 16th police chief. An officer with DBPD since 1992, Sims has risen steadily through the ranks, becoming one of the department’s two assistant chiefs in Septe

DBPD officers and Service Population Advocate Ariana Ciancio are spending the week with members of Broward County's Multi-Agency Homeless Task Force to receive specialized training in homeless outreach, including how to conduct needs assessments to effectively guide people to available social services.  Way to #LEADtheWay! #homelessoutreach #policetraining #homelessness
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DBPD officers and Service Population Advocate Ariana Ciancio are spending the week with members of Broward County's Multi-Agency Homeless Task Force to receive specialized training in homeless outreach, including how to conduct needs assessments to e

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DBPD Officer Megan Vickery and 3-year-old Xandria goof off for the pre-schooler’s grandmother as she snaps a photo at DBPD’s Community Conversation Wednesday evening. #LEADtheWay!
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DBPD Officer Megan Vickery and 3-year-old Xandria goof off for the pre-schooler’s grandmother as she snaps a photo at DBPD’s Community Conversation Wednesday evening. #leadtheway !

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Join us at 6:30 tonight for the second of three Community Conversations designed to keep you informed about what’s happening in your neighborhood.  This meeting is designed for our Central Sector residents (see the attached map).
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Join us at 6:30 tonight for the second of three Community Conversations designed to keep you informed about what’s happening in your neighborhood. This meeting is designed for our Central Sector residents (see the attached map).

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Parents and mentors attached lapel pins reflecting the new ranks of 11 members of DBPD's Criminal Justice Academy at Atlantic Community High at a swearing-in ceremony Wednesday in the school's cafeteria. As the newly-promoted Major Isaiah Mcgraw said, Each and every one of these supervisors put their worries and doubts beside them and stepped out of their comfort zones. Whether it was their first time trying out for a leadership position or advancing in their rank, these individuals are nothing short of remarkable. We agree, Major Mcgraw! You definitely #LEADtheWay!  @criminaljdb #youngleaders #lawenforcement #ACHS
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Parents and mentors attached lapel pins reflecting the new ranks of 11 members of DBPD's Criminal Justice Academy at Atlantic Community High at a swearing-in ceremony Wednesday in the school's cafeteria. As the newly-promoted Major Isaiah Mcgraw said

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When Ariana Ciancio and Donald Foresman met in early 2017, he had been homeless on the streets of Delray Beach for about 15 years. As DBPD’s service population advocate, her job was to help people just like him. But it wouldn’t be so easy with Foresman.  First of all, he didn’t want her assistance. He was fine on the streets, he said. Ciancio had helped countless people in the city who struggled with homelessness, drug addiction or mental health issues by linking them with resources, meals, housing, treatment and services. Once Foresman saw her help several of his friends over the course of a year, he approached her with a challenge. He had no identification, not even a birth certificate, so he couldn’t take advantage of any local resources. He knew he was born on a U.S. Naval base in Denmark and told her his parents’ names, so she got to work. She contacted the U.S. Navy and U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, to no avail. She even used Google Translate to correspond with numerous ministries in Denmark, but they couldn’t help her. In August 2018, she finally got a break. A Veterans Affairs employee suggested contacting the U.S. Dept. of State. She sent in the appropriate notarized forms, and they said if they could find anything, they’d mail it to her. On Oct. 1, she received Foresman’s birth certificate. It took her two hours to find him to give him the good news. 
On Tuesday, Ciancio received an Employee of the Month award for the help she gave Foresman. “Despite the obstacles you encountered over a period of several months, you did not give up on helping a man who was in desperate need,” Lt. Russ Mager read during DBPD’s Quarterly Awards ceremony.  Foresman was among those applauding in the audience when Ciancio received the award. He now has identification, receives food stamps and, in a few months when he turns 62, will receive enough in social security benefits that he can rent a room. That means sleeping in a bed instead of on concrete, not having to hide his possessions in the bushes, a hot shower, a kitchen and a safe place. “Ariana is an angel, man,” he said smiling. “She’s an angel.” #homelessoutreach #kindnessmatters #policedepartment #LEADtheWay
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When Ariana Ciancio and Donald Foresman met in early 2017, he had been homeless on the streets of Delray Beach for about 15 years. As DBPD’s service population advocate, her job was to help people just like him. But it wouldn’t be so easy with Foresm

When your handler is getting an Officer of the Month award at a big ceremony and you get stage fright. #k9ike #belgianmalinois #policek9 #workingdogsofinstagram
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When your handler is getting an Officer of the Month award at a big ceremony and you get stage fright. #k9ike #belgianmalinois #policek9 #workingdogsofinstagram

Please celebrate responsibly, Delray Beach!  #nocelebratorygunfire #newyearseve #LEADtheWay!
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Please celebrate responsibly, Delray Beach! #nocelebratorygunfire #newyearseve #leadtheway !

We are sending our condolences to our brothers and sisters at @pbcountysheriff after the loss of K-9 Cigo, who lost his life in service to his community. May this hero rest in peace.  #k9cigo #policek9 #workingdogsofinstagram
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We are sending our condolences to our brothers and sisters at @pbcountysheriff after the loss of K-9 Cigo, who lost his life in service to his community. May this hero rest in peace. #k9cigo #policek9 #workingdogsofinstagram

Two criminals took porch piracy to another level Tuesday when they stole a FedEx truck full of packages. Just before 10 a.m., a FedEx driver had just delivered a package to a home on Southwest 15th Avenue.  He noticed his rear-view camera was cloudy, so he stepped out of the truck to clean the lens. While standing on the back of the truck, he felt the vehicle move and he saw two men in the cab. He fell off, scraping his elbow and knee, as the thieves drove the truck south on 15th and then east on Southwest 6th Avenue.  A GPS inside the truck showed the criminals drove it to Pompano Beach, where it was recovered with the help of the @browardsheriffofficial There were more than 100 packages on the truck at the beginning of the day, and about half were recovered at the scene. Anyone with information about this theft can report it to Det. Mike Shiner at (561) 243-7828. #grinch
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Two criminals took porch piracy to another level Tuesday when they stole a FedEx truck full of packages. Just before 10 a.m., a FedEx driver had just delivered a package to a home on Southwest 15th Avenue. He noticed his rear-view camera was cloudy,

Hey, Delray Beach! We need footballs!  And soccer balls ️ and baseballs️ for the toy drive.  You’ve done a GREAT job donating new, unwrapped toys so far, but our sports pile is inexplicably tiny! We are still accepting donations through next week. You can drop off toys (no guns, please)  and ️️🥎 at any @delraybeachfirerescue station, DBPD or in one of about 75 boxes at businesses around the city.  Check out www.mydelraybeach.com for more locations and information about the annual Delray Citizens for Delray Police Holiday Toy Drive.  THANK YOU, Delray Beach! #happykidshappycity #2018holidaytoydrive #footballplayer #soccer #basketball #baseball #softball #kidsandsports #
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Hey, Delray Beach! We need footballs! And soccer balls ️ and baseballs️ for the toy drive. You’ve done a GREAT job donating new, unwrapped toys so far, but our sports pile is inexplicably tiny! We are still accepting donations through next week. Yo

When DBPD officers patrolling on Segways recently rolled past an alley off Southwest 12th Avenue, they noticed a prolific offender acting suspiciously. They kept an eye on him, watching as he hid something in the bushes. They saw him leave and then come back, apparently looking for something but not finding it. Officers then searched the brushy area but didn’t see anything the man may have hidden, so they called in K-9 Officer Andy Mintus and his partner Ghost, a 6-year-old Belgian Malinois, to help. As soon as Ghost arrived on scene, he caught the scent of something under the bushes. When Officer Mintus shined his flashlight on the pitch black area where Ghost led him, he saw the backstrap of a gun, which was buried muzzle-down in the soft dirt. As Officer Mintus praised the dog for a job well-done, Ghost took a step towards his handler, away from the bush line. At that moment, officers heard the muffled but distinct sound of a gunshot. It’s likely that when the gun was buried, the trigger was partially pulled, and the pressure of Ghost’s paws on the ground near the buried handgun caused the bullet to discharge. Luckily, the barrel of the gun was facing downward and no one was injured. The gun had been reported stolen during a July burglary in a neighboring jurisdiction. The incident is under investigation, and the suspect has not been charged. #belgianmalinois #k9unit #stolengun #workingdogsofinstagram
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When DBPD officers patrolling on Segways recently rolled past an alley off Southwest 12th Avenue, they noticed a prolific offender acting suspiciously. They kept an eye on him, watching as he hid something in the bushes. They saw him leave and then c

As you may have noticed, some DBPD officers were extra hairy during the month of November. There were 66 officers who took part in No Shave November, donating more than $1,600 to three charities that support cancer research for the chance to put away their razors for 30 days. 
For more information about the charities they helped support, please visit @preventcancer  @fightcrc  and @stjude #LEADtheWay to #CancerResearch. #NoShaveNovember

DBPD does not own the rights to this song.
Whatta Man” by Linda Lyndell
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As you may have noticed, some DBPD officers were extra hairy during the month of November. There were 66 officers who took part in "No Shave November," donating more than $1,600 to three charities that support cancer research for the chance to put aw

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They had giving hearts and money to spend, 
and during Heroes & Helpers, each child had a friend.
Together through the Target aisles they wandered, 
these generous kids and their first responders.

DBPD officers and DBFR firefighters paired up with 125 children from Delray Beach during the third annual Kids-n-Cops Heroes & Helpers event at Target in Delray Beach. The children took pictures with Santa and received $100 Target gift cards to shop for themselves and their families.  After shopping with their buddies, they sat down for lunch and holiday crafts while volunteers wrapped their presents.  Each family was given a full turkey dinner to take home. 
Generous donations from the Virginia and Harvey Kimmel Foundation, Delray Lacrosse and Leadership, Delray Beach Elks Lodge #1770,  Kids-N-Cops, Delray Citizens for Delray Police, Target, Ocean Properties and Daniel Herbert of Three Griffins made the event possible.  Thank you to the DBPD Police Explorers, Fire Rescue Explorers and the Women's Club of Delray Beach for volunteering and to Chick-fil-A Delray Beach, Pizza Rustica and Mission BBQ for donating food. You definitely #LEADtheWay!
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They had giving hearts and money to spend, and during Heroes & Helpers, each child had a friend. Together through the Target aisles they wandered, these generous kids and their first responders. DBPD officers and DBFR firefighters paired up with 1

DBPD officer Damien Ferraiolo carefully set up his scissors, shaving cream and clippers this morning in preparation for the Project Homeless Connect - Back to the Workforce event, hosted by The Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County in collaboration with the Delray Beach Homeless Task Force. The goal of the workshop was to help participants find work within our city and to leave with a professional resume, business cards, a grooming kit and an on-site job interview. Mobile showers were available, along with outfits for job interviews and haircuts and shaves. The Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County does #LEADtheWay! #homelessoutreach  #communitypolicing #shaveandahaircut
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DBPD officer Damien Ferraiolo carefully set up his scissors, shaving cream and clippers this morning in preparation for the Project Homeless Connect - Back to the Workforce event, hosted by The Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County in collaboration