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Selective Crosswalk Enforcement Results





Please note that "Vehicles" also refers to cyclists



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Hillsboro Beach Crosswalk Enforcement


The Hillsboro Beach Police Department will be conducting selective traffic enforcement within the crosswalks for the next two weeks.

Safety is our primary concern.


         Make sure to look both ways before crossing

Make sure you are established within the designated crosswalk before crossing

 Try to make eye contact with the drivers, gesturing to them with your hand before crossing

 Please use one of the many designated crosswalk in the Town of Hillsboro Beach


Once a pedestrian has established him or herself within the crosswalk, you must stop and yield to pedestrian(s).

Cyclists, if you are operating a bicycle, you are considered a vehicle.  All vehicle rules apply.


Please stop by or call our police department if you have any questions

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Hillsboro Beach Police Department

1210 Hillsboro Mile

Hillsboro Beach, Florida 33062



January 6th , 2014


                Major Jay Szesnat, along with two hundred and fourteen law enforcement officers, graduated the FBI National Academy at Quantico, Virginia on December 19th, 2014. The 258th Session of the National Academy consisted of men and women from 49 states. Included in the class are members of law enforcement agencies from the District of Columbia, 26 international countries, three military organizations, and four federal civilian organizations.

                Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy Program, held at the FBI Academy, offers 10 weeks of advanced investigative, management, and fitness training for selected officer having proven records as professionals within their agencies.  On average, these officers have 19 years of law enforcement experience and usually return to their agencies to serve in executive-level positions.

                FBI Director James Comey, was the principle speaker at the ceremony.

                Training for the program is provided by the FBI Academy instructional staff, Special Agents, and other staff members holding advanced degrees, many of whom are recognized internationally in their field of expertise.

                Since 1972, National Academy students have been able to earn undergraduate and graduate credits from the University of Virginia due to the accreditation by the university of the many courses offer.  Major Jay Szesnat currently holds a Master of Science degree from Nova Southeastern University.

                The Hillsboro Beach Police Department is proud of Major Jay Szesnat and his accomplishment with the completion of this world renowned training.


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Happy New Year from the Hillsboro Beach Police Department. We are excited to serve YOU, the residents of Hillsboro Beach!

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The following Holiday Safety Tips were compiled to contribute to your safety and security during the holiday season. The holiday season is always a special time of year. It is also a time when busy people become careless and vulnerable to theft and other holiday crime. We can never be too careful, too prepared or too aware. Please share this information with family, friends and neighbors. The Hillsboro Beach Police Department wishes you a safe, happy and peaceful holiday season.


  • Avoid driving alone or at night.
  • Keep all car doors locked and windows closed while in or out of your car. Set your alarm or use an anti-theft device.
  • If you must shop at night, park in a well-lighted area.
  • Avoid parking next to vans, trucks with camper shells, or cars with tinted windows.
  • Park as close as you can to your destination and take notice of where you parked.
  • Never leave your car unoccupied with the motor running or with children inside.
  • Do not leave packages or valuables on the seat of your car. This creates a temptation for thieves. If you must leave something in the car, lock it in the trunk or put it out of sight.
  • Be sure to locate your keys prior to going to your car.
  • Keep a secure hold on your purse, handbag and parcels. Do not put them down or on top of the car in order to open the door.
  • When approaching and leaving your vehicle be aware of your surroundings.
  • Do not approach your car alone if there are suspicious people in the area.
  • Ask mall, store security for an escort before leaving your shopping location.


  • Shop during daylight hours whenever possible. If you must shop at night, go with a friend or family member.
  • Dress casually and comfortably.
  • Avoid wearing expensive jewelry.
  • Do not carry a purse or wallet, if possible.
  • Always carry your Driver License or Identification Card along with necessary cash, checks and/or a credit card you expect to use.
  • Even though you are rushed and thinking about a thousand things, stay alert to your surroundings.
  • Avoid carrying large amounts of cash.
  • Pay for purchases with a check or credit card when possible.
  • Keep cash in your front pocket.
  • Notify the credit card issuer immediately if your credit card is lost, stolen or misused.
  • Keep a record of all of your credit card numbers in a safe place at home.
  • Be extra careful if you do carry a wallet or purse. They are the prime targets of criminals in crowded shopping areas, transportation terminals, bus stops, on buses and other rapid transit.
  • Avoid overloading yourself with packages. It is important to have clear visibility and freedom of motion to avoid mishaps.
  • Beware of strangers approaching you for any reason. At this time of year, "con-artists" may try various methods of distracting you with the intention of taking your money or belongings.

At Home

  • Be extra cautious about locking doors and windows when you leave the house, even for a few minutes.
  • When leaving home for an extended time, have a neighbor or family member watch your house and pick up your newspapers and mail.
  • Indoor and outdoor lights should be on an automatic timer.
  • Leave a radio or television on so the house looks and sounds occupied.
  • Large displays of holiday gifts should not be visible through the windows and doors of your home.
  • When setting up a Christmas tree or other holiday display, make sure doors and passageways are clear inside your home.

Strangers at Your Door

  • Be aware that criminals sometimes pose as couriers delivering gifts.
  • It is not uncommon for criminals to take advantage of the generosity of people during the holiday season by soliciting donations door-to-door for charitable causes although no charity is involved.
  • Ask for their identification, and find out how the donated funds will be used. If you are not satisfied, do not donate.
  • Donate to a recognized charitable organization.
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The Hillsboro Beach Police Department wants to thank everyone for coming to the SeaTurtle Release last week.  Hopefully these little Loggerheads are on there way to bigger and better things!



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Hillsboro Beach Police Department in Conjunction with the South Florida Safe Road Task Force


The Hillsboro Beach Police Department will be conducting another coordinated and comprehensive effort to continue improving our traffic safety. Over the next week we will be participating in a bicycle/vehicular traffic safety program with the South Florida Safe Road Task Force. This task force is a multijurisdictional law enforcement operation including jurisdictions from the Town of Palm Beach south to Lauderdale by the Sea.

Operational Events will occur along A1A in Palm Beach and Broward Counties:

September 13th- 7:00AM to 9:00AM

September 14th- 7:00AMto 9:00AM

September 16th- 6:00PM to 8:00PM

September 18th- 6:00PM to 8:00PM


If you are a resident and you have any question please contact either Lieutenant James Pugliese, Major Jay Szesnat or Chief Thomas Nagy at (954) 427-6600.

If you are media, please contact Tara Kirschner at (561) 488-7900. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


If you have any questions please call Major Szesnat at (954) 427-6600.

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Please come and join the Hillsboro Beach Police Department for a Sea Turtle Release.

Nova Southeastern University will be conducting the presentation and release.


September 3rd, 2014

8:00 p.m.

Town Hall

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