Chief's Message

Dear Resident,

 As we approach the Memorial Day holiday weekend and the beginning of the summer months, we want to recognize May 18 -24, 2019 as National Safe Boating Week.  Throughout the busy Memorial Day weekend, Jupiter Police Department Marine Unit Officers will be patrolling our waterways to ensure everyone’s safety.

Below are a few boating safety messages courtesy of the National Safe Boating Council and National Weather Service:

  • Invest in an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB).  It could save your life!
  • Store flares on your boat in case of an emergency.
  • Check the marine forecast before going out on the water.
  • Make sure you have one U.S. Coast Guard approved personal flotation device for each person on your boat.
  • Boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs is illegal. Do not drive under the influence!
  • A fire extinguisher is part of the mandatory equipment required on a boat.
  • Make sure your navigation lights are properly working.
  • Check the horn on your boat and/or have a whistle readily available.
  • Be extra careful when out on the water if there are thunderstorm conditions.  Most thunderstorms have the potential of producing lightning.
  • Prepare your boat for hurricane season.  Have a plan to secure it or store it in the event of a storm.  

I hope you have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend and please continue to visit us on our website and on our Facebook page to learn about new and happening events within the Town of Jupiter.


Daniel J. Kerr

Chief of Police