Chief's Message

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Dear Neighbor,

The members of the Jupiter Police Department strive to provide the most professional service to the residents and visitors to the Town of Jupiter.  It is our goal to ensure the interaction you have with a member of the police department is fair, impartial and unbiased.


If you are stopped by a police officer while driving, you may feel angry, confused, or anxious. These are normal feelings, but remember, traffic stops can also be stressful and dangerous for the police officer. 


There are many different reasons why you might be stopped by a police officer:

 

•          You may have committed a traffic violation;
 
•          The officer may want to warn you about a potentially dangerous situation;
  
•          Your vehicle may match the description of a vehicle used in a criminal act; or
  
•          The officer might think you are in trouble or in need of help.
  
Each year, a growing number of law enforcement officers are killed or seriously injured while making a routine traffic stop.  Police officers are especially vulnerable at night, when it’s dark, so please be cooperative and courteous if you are stopped. 

Your safety and the safety of the officer is the most important aspect of a traffic stop.

If you have a question about policy or procedure, have a complaint about your treatment, or would like to commend an officer for their actions, please contact the Jupiter Police Department at 561-746-6201 and ask to speak with a supervisor.   


As always, I look forward to seeing you around town and don’t forget to visit us on Facebook and on Twitter for important events and information.
   

Sincerely, 

Frank J. Kitzerow
Chief of Police