Police Organization

The Jupiter Police Department is made up of several different components, all of which contribute significantly to the overall police service provided to the community. As with any successful organization, each employee, regardless of his or her assignment, has a tremendous responsibility to the overall outstanding reputation that the Jupiter Police Department maintains with its citizens and the law enforcement community.

The department is commanded by Chief Daniel J. Kerr and consists of 115 sworn officers and 31 civilian support staff personnel. The organization prides itself on remaining innovative and on the cutting edge of modern policing techniques. With that innovation comes the diversification of specialized components available for assignment to sworn officers and civilian staff. These components include the Patrol Bureau, the Operations Support Bureau, Planning and Administrative Services, and the Office of Professional Standards. Each employee contributes in their unique way to the overall effectiveness of all police services provided to the members of this community.

The following information on the various functions and responsibilities within the police department will provide some helpful insight on the diversity of services performed by the Jupiter Police Department.

Patrol Bureau:


The Patrol Bureau consists of some of the most necessary functions within the agency to ensure that efficient and highly professional levels of service are provided to the citizens of the Town of Jupiter.  Some of these functions include Road Patrol Officers, Community Service Officers, Traffic Unit, Beach Unit, Marine Unit, Neighborhood Enhancement Team, Community and Youth Outreach Unit, Code Compliance Unit, Fleet Maintenance, Underwater Recovery Team, and the SWAT Team.  
 

Planning and Administrative Services:


The Planning and Administrative Services Manager is responsible for support functions within the agency to include Crime Analysis, Records Department, Strategic Planning, and Budget and Purchasing.

Operations Support Bureau:


The Operations Support Bureau consists of some of the most vital support functions within the agency. Some of these include the Criminal Investigations Division consisting of Forensics and Crime Scene Investigation and the Special Operations Division to include the K-9 Unit, Strategic Response Team, Street Crimes Unit, and Task Forces.
 

Office of Professional Standards:


The Office of Professional Standards consists of functions to include Accreditation Management, Recruitment & Hiring, Training, Property and Evidence, Staff Inspections, management of the Early Warning System, Facilities Maintenance, and the Hostage Negotiation Team.

The Jupiter Police Department's Vision and Mission Statement

"Setting the Benchmark for Excellence"