Officer Placeres has been in law enforcement for six years.  She is currently on the Community Response Team, Emergency Field Force (EFF) and the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT). Her past assignments have included Patrol Division – Patrol Officer.


Officer Buxton has been in law enforcement for 21 years.  He is currently the Crime Prevention Officer for the Department and is the  Police Liaison for the  West Palm Beach Police Foundation. His past assignments include Patrol Division, Patrol Officer Community Response Division, Response Officer Criminal Investigations Division - Detective Underwater Search & Recovery Team and Divemaster.

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Help fund equipment, technology, training and community outreach programs for our police department

Cops & Scholars

Cops & Scholars is geared toward middle-school age students identified by the police officers who show improvement in school and will reward the students by taking them local city restaurants. The focus is to build relationships and help these kids prepare for their future.The students will be accompanied by uniformed officers, believing this will help to improve relations with the young people and provide an mechanism for direct officer guidance.




The West Palm Beach Police Foundation is a 501(C)3 non-profit working to secure funding to aid in the prevention of crime in our community and enhance the effectiveness of our police department by supplementing community outreach programs, providing new technology and equipment for the department and education programs for our citizens, businesses and police officers. 

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2015 Scholarship Awards

West Palm Beach Police Foundation 2015 Scholarship Awards, WPB Police Foundation President Gregg Weiss, Christina Cassius, Courtney Bayne, and WPB Chief of Police Bryan Kummerlen (l to r)