Public Safety Department

The Public Safety Department operates from the Public Safety Building at 103 Bunker Hill Road (old Town Hall) and provides Police, Fire Rescue and EMS services within the Town’s municipal boundaries. All sworn officers are required to be certified in all three fields.Police activities include ensuring the safety and protection of Town residents and visitors while they are on the Island, responding to calls for service or assistance, and enforcing traffic safety laws and regulations.Fire and rescue activities include fire suppression, investigation and prevention along with response to hazardous materials incidents.

Our emergency medical treatment includes treating all medical issues from basic life support to Trauma, and Advanced Life Support services. Our Advanced Life Support is performed with the onsite assistance of Martin County Fire Rescue Advanced Life Support Paramedics. These services are available to our residents and visitors around the clock seven days per week. 

Phone Numbers

Dispatch – Non-Emergency: (772) 545-0112
Dispatch – Emergency: 911 or (772) 545-0111
Officers: (772) 545-0112

Chief Bob Garlo

Public Safety Director

  • Organizes and directs all operations within the Public Safety Department, analyzes crime prevention and fire safety problems, develops efficient solutions and adjusts departmental methods to meet new situations; and to improve existing operations and functions within the department
  • Authors and manages a yearly fiduciary/budget
  • Manages the Public Safety personnel to include the authoring of Policies and Procedures; General Orders; Florida Accreditation; the disciplinary system; the public safety human resource function; and the leadership system.
  • Assists with the Development Review Committee for all proposed construction projects within the town assuring Public Safety and emergency response capability for all residents.
  • Is the direct community liaison for our residents for the Town.
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(772) 545-0112

Baron Taylor

Sergeant

  • Responsible for the direct supervisory duties on an assigned shift within the Public Safety Department.  These duties may include technical and specialized work in the investigation and prevention of crime, documentation of evidence, fire prevention and suppression, and the protection of life and property.
(772) 545-0112

Scott Logsdon

Training Sergeant

  • Responsible for the direct supervisory duties on an assigned shift within the Public Safety Department.  These duties may include technical and specialized work in the investigation and prevention of crime, documentation of evidence, fire prevention and suppression, and the protection of life and property.
  • Sgt. Logsdon is the JIPSD training supervisor who directs all training in the sciences of  Police, Fire and EMS.  He is the coordinator for the Field Training Program and supervises the Operations Section during hurricanes and natural disasters.
(772) 545-0112

Roger Shinn

Property Room/Crime Scene Sergeant

  • Responsible for the direct supervisory duties on an assigned shift within the Public Safety Department.  These duties may include technical and specialized work in the investigation and prevention of crime, documentation of evidence, fire prevention and suppression, and the protection of life and property.
  • Responsible for all crime scene investigations
  • Responsible for all evidence and collected and contraband seized
  • Is the agency Evidence Room Technician assuring control and documentation of all evidence taken in by the agency.
(772) 545-0112

Communication Supervisor

Communication Supervisor

  • Supervises 3 Full Time Dispatcher and 5 Part Time Dispatchers
  • Responsible for the dispatch schedule
  • Oversees the communication system and equipment
  • Trains new employees on communications
  • Provides additional support to the Chief and Administrative Assistant