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Join us for our next Compstat meeting
The public is invited to attend our next Compstat meeting on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. at Police Headquarters, 129 Valor Boulevard in the 2nd floor Compstat meeting room. Join Chief Chitwood and his command staff as they discuss current crime patterns and learn how to assist police in preventing and solving crimes in your neighborhood.

Law Enforcement & Community Relations - Part 2
The public is invited to join members of the Daytona Beach Police Department and leaders in our educational and judicial systems as they openly discuss policing, equality and how to strengthen our community on Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Midtown Cultural & Educational Center, 925 George W. Engram Blvd. in Daytona Beach.  There is no charge to attend. Read on...

Keeping our kids saferDBPD Det Tim
DBPD Detective Tim Ehrenkaufer was recently recognized by the KinderVision organization for his successful efforts in investigating internet sex crimes against children. Det. Ehrenkaufer averages about 80 arrests each year and has a 100% conviction rate. He has been responsible for the arrests of hundreds of sexual offenders and predators. Though many of the victims are defenseless children, he continues to maintain his composure turning a negative into a positive by bringing justice to the victims and their families and for re-instilling a sense of peace in their lives. Congratulations Tim!

Pictured are Sgt. John Creamer, Det. Ehrenkaufer and Police Chief Mike Chitwood.

PAL's Summer Camp at Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Center
Registration is now open for Central Daytona Beach PAL's 8-week summer camp for children ages 6 to 12. Program begins June 13. Campers will get breakfast, lunch and a snack as well as fun activities including arts/crafts, reading, games and field trips. For more details...

DBPD offers Simple Self Defense for Women workshop on July 28, 6-8 p.m.
Learn how to keep yourself safe in dangerous situations with this practical class. Maneuvers are effective yet simple to remember and strength is not needed. Space is limited and there is no cost to participate. To register or learn more...

Are you interested in becoming an ambassador for the DBPD?
DBPD is currently looking for a few good men and women to add to its long-standing Citizen Observer Program (COP), the department’s volunteer corps. COPs serve in a variety of roles including traffic control at vehicle accidents, neighborhood patrols, fingerprinting, house checks for residents who are out of town, plus crowd and traffic control for special events such as Bike Week, Speed Weeks, art festivals and a variety of community events. Find out more about becoming a COP... 

Don't be a victim! Hide it. Lock it. Or lose it.
There has been a recent spike in car breaks, and they usually involve unlocked vehicles. DBPD wants to remind all car owners to close all windows and sunroofs, lock their car doors every time, even if it’s only for a few minutes, and remove valuables. These simple steps can go a long way in thwarting a thief.

DBPD's 2014 Annual Report is posted online
DBPD has summarized its crime fighting activities in this 28-page report 

Special delivery
motorcycles at ISB beach approachDaytona Beach Police Department just received delivery of 12 new Victory Stealth Commander Police Motorcycles. Known for their durability, comfort and safety features, these 2014 bikes are outfitted with specialty equipment for law enforcement like police radios, radars, computers and printers used for conducting traffic enforcement and accident investigations.


Creating safer neighborhoods...DBPD establishes an anonymous gang tip hotline
Gang crimes and violence affect our community every day. Boys and girls as young as nine are being recruited into criminal street gangs. Citizens wishing to provide anonymous tips related to gang members or activities are urged to call (386)671-5270. Read more...

See what crimes are happening in your neighborhood
With the click of a mouse, citizens are able to see what types of crimes are happening in their community. Learn more..

File an online police report for non-emergencies

Often times minor crimes go unreported because people don't want to bother the police or don't have the time to go through the traditional process of filing a police report. As a courtesy and convenience to our citizens, minor theft, lost property, vandalism, etc. can be reported online, 24 hours a day.

Florida Sexual Offenders and Predators database
Find Sexual Offenders and Predators near your home, work and school or enter a name to get detailed information about an offender. In addition, find email addresses and instant message names in use by these offenders.

Criminal History

Are you hiring or renting property? Criminal history searches are available for a fee at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Feedback
Do you have a commendation for a job well done or a citizen's complaint? Visit the Office of Professional Standards page to learn how to submit feedback.

Michael Chitwood

Michael Chitwood

Police Chief
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129 Valor Blvd.
Room 3001
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Ph: (386) 671-5102
Emergency: 9-1-1

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