Chief's Message

Dear Resident,

The hustle and bustle of the holidays has arrived.  It is important to protect yourself and your home from becoming a victim of a crime during this time of year.  I would like to take this opportunity to share with you some safety tips to ensure that you have a safe holiday season.

  • The malls are very crowded this time of year and women who carry a purse are an easy target for a purse snatcher. Instead of carrying a purse over your shoulder, carry a purse that has straps and can cross over your body.

  • Don’t fumble with your car keys while walking to your car or up to your house; have the keys out and ready to use.

  • Do not leave valuable items in your car.

  • When using an ATM, have your card out and ready to use so you are not searching through your wallet or bag and not paying attention to your surroundings.

  • Avoid flashing large amounts of cash when going to pay for something.

  • Always walk in well lighted areas; especially at shopping centers.

  • Stay off your cell phone as you walk through parking lots or streets when you are alone.

  • Remember to set your home alarm before leaving.

  • If you plan on traveling out of town for an extended vacation, have a neighbor you know and trust, collect your mail or have the post office stop mail delivery until you are back at home.  An over-stuffed mailbox is a sign that you are out of town.

  • Leave a light on inside your home, or set an automatic timer for your lights if you go out at night, or if you are out of town.

Our goal is for you and your family to have a safe holiday season. Please continue to visit us on our website and on Facebook @JupiterPolice to learn about new and happening events within the Town of Jupiter.


Daniel J. Kerr

Chief of Police