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 Greetings, all.  This is Lieutenant Mike Kirschner, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Community Services Division

Below is valuable information about personal safety that can help you avoid becoming a crime victim.  The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office believes you can reduce risk to yourself by applying these simple precautions in your daily life.  Your best defense is a personal security plan aimed at reducing the opportunity for criminals to victimize you.



  • Install quality deadbolt locks on all exterior doors and use them.
  • Install quality locks on all windows.
  • Install a wide-angle viewer in entrance doors to see who is outside without opening the door.
  • Remove or trim shrubbery that hides doors and windows, so neighbors can see someone trying to break into your home.
  • Light the outside of your home to discourage prowlers.  Use outside floodlights for all entryways, pathways, stairwells and laundry, trash and parking areas.  Connect outside lights to a timing device, motion detector, or a light sensitive switch, so lights come on automatically during hours of darkness.



  • Use timing devices to turn on inside lights and radios or a TV to give the appearance your home is occupied.  Setting timers to go on and off at different hours in different rooms is also a good idea.
  • If no one will be at home for more than a few days, arrange to have a relative, trusted friend, or neighbor pick up your mail.



  • Avoid walking alone, if possible.
  • Stay alert to your surroundings at all times.  Observe people and activities around you.  Look confident and purposeful when you walk.
  • Plan and use the safest and most direct route to your destination.
  • Avoid shortcuts.
  • Have your key ready, so you can open the door to your house as soon as possible.
  • If a door or window has been forced open or broken while you were out, do not enter your home, because a burglar may be inside.  Call 9-1-1.


REPORTING CRIME  Be alert wherever you are and learn to recognize signs of criminal and suspicious behavior.  Report all crimes to the to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office even if it is only an attempt.  Crime cannot be controlled or prevented if it is not reported. By reporting crimes and suspicious activities, you can protect yourself and others.



NON-EMERCENCIES:  561-688-3400

NON-EMERCENCIES (South County):  561-995-2800

NON-EMERCENCIES (West County):  561-996-1670

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Main Switchboard:  561-688-3000




·        The mission of Crime Prevention Unit is to reduce the opportunity for crime and fear it produces by developing police-community partnerships to enhance safety and improve the quality of life.  These efforts are maximized through a continuous partnership with our citizens.  We need your help!  Please take a moment to read valuable crime prevention information on our website -


A No Trespassing agreement has been entered into between the LCMA on behalf of its members and The Palm Beach Sheriff's Office (PBSO).  The PBSO will be authorized to arrest any individual(s) who are trespassing on Lake Charleston property.  Signs have been installed throughout the community.
Your Board of Directors anticipates this helping to reduce solicitations, vandalism and inappropriate activity at our parks and playgrounds. 
In addition we have a Traffic Agreement with the PBSO.  PBSO is authorized to warn/ticket cars illegally parked in the cul-de-sacs and also parking in the street between the hours of 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. 

PBSO Newshour


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7101 Charleston Shores Blvd * Lake Worth * FL * 33467 *
Phone: (561) 963-6510 * Fax: (561)-963-0398