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 Albert Iovino is responsible for all law enforcement activities, including planning, administrative management, SWAT and personnel. Reporting to Lieutenant Iovino are three shift sergeants, Shawn Hoyt, Bart Crosby, and Kip Benham. The shift sergeants are primarily responsible for all patrol activities and aiding the Public Safety Officers with all emergency calls and traffic enforcement. Lieutenant Chris Beaumont is responsible for managing the Detective and Community Liaison functions within Public Safety, and reporting to Lieutenant Beaumont are Community Liaison Officer Sergeant Tim Dempsey, and Detective Kyle Smith. Sergeant Dempsey 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 responsible for all criminal investigations, crime scene processing, and managing necessary follow up for any criminal complaints received by the Department. In 2018 the Department responded to 2174 calls for service. Lieutenants Iovino and Beaumont report to Captain Mark Shaw
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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.