Public Safety provides comprehensive police services to the Town on a continuous basis. These services include responding to any emergency calls including medical, fire, and personal/home security, traffic enforcement, criminal complaints and community liaison. Patrol activity is accomplished with marked and unmarked vehicles, ATVs on the beach, and a marine unit which patrols the Intracoastal Waterway. The objective here is to provide an ongoing presence throughout the Town, ensuring the highest quality of life and security for all citizens.
Lieutenant Chris Beaumont is responsible for all law enforcement activities, including planning, administrative management, SWAT and personnel. Reporting to Lieutenant Chris Beaumont are three shift sergeants, Shawn Hoyt, Bart Crosby, Kip Benham and Investigations. The shift sergeants are primarily responsible for all patrol activities and aiding the Public Safety Officers with all emergency calls and traffic enforcement.
Captain Albert Iovino is responsible for managing the Community Liaison functions within Public Safety. Detective Kyle Smith, Community Liaison is available to complete home security inspections, provide training related to hurricane preparedness, promote the Department's health and safety programs, and create an ongoing dialogue with the Town's homeowner and condo associations on issues of mutual importance and interest.
Detective Smith is also responsible for all criminal investigations, crime scene processing, and managing necessary follow up for any criminal complaints received by the Department.
Captain Iovino and Lieutenant Beaumont report to Deputy Chief Mark Shaw.
Biased Based Profiling Info
What is Bias Based Profiling?
Bias Based Profiling is the selection of individuals based solely on a trait common to a group for enforcement action. This includes, but not limited to race, ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, religion, economic status, age, cultural group, or any other identifiable group.
What is the policy for Indian River Shores Public Safety Department regarding Bias Based Profiling?
It is the policy of the Indian River Shores Public Safety Department to treat every citizen with courtesy and respect. Indian River Shores Public Safety is dedicated to protecting the constitutional rights of citizens regardless of race, ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, religion, economic status, age, cultural group. Indian River Shores Officers are required to use skills developed through training, experience and knowledge in order to identify suspicious circumstances, unusual occurrences and violations of the law and act according to the situation. Officers shall patrol in a proactive manner when a belief that a crime was committed, is about to be committed or is in the process of being committed. This proactive approach aids in the detection and apprehension of criminals, maintains the safety of our streets, and protects our citizens and community from crime.
Any contact, stop, detention, or search based solely on Bias Based Profiling is prohibited and will not be tolerated.
For more information or to report a complaint of Bias Based Profiling, please contact the Indian River Shores Public Safety 772-231-2451
In 2018, Public Safety Officers from Indian River Shores joined with Officers from the City of Sebastian to form a Multi-Agency Honor Guard. Members from each department wear similar uniforms with agency-specific patches and insignia. The Multi-Agency Honor Guard is dedicated to assisting families and agencies that work and or operate within the State of Florida. They desire to keep the remembrance of fallen officers, firefighters, and military veterans well preserved.