Emergency, Police & Sheriff Information
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Information regarding Indian River County emergency services including hurricane preparation and shelters, and police & sheriff's department is listed below. Also information on providing help for companion animals is included.
Indian River County Department of Emergency Services
772-567-8000 ext 144
The county agency handles problems associated with emergency situations which can be caused by weather, environmental problems or safety hazards.
- For general information visit the department at 1801 27th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960.
- Hurricanes occur during the "hurricane season" -- June 1 - November 30. For specifics regarding hurricane preparation, please log onto the county's Indian River County Emergency Services Website.
U.S. Government Sites
The U.S. Geological Survey which provides information on natural disasters and environmental issues has launched a site where all USGS research on the effects of hurricanes and tropical storms can be found. The page also offers several links to related sites. Visit USGS (U.S. Geological Survey).
American Red Cross Shelters
The shelters listed are open to the public in times of natural or man-made disasters. Do not report to any shelter until advised by local media. Remember: Not all shelters open at the same time.
- Regular Public Shelters accept anyone who is self-sufficient and who needs no outside assistance in performing activities of daily living. They will have nursing personnel and volunteers to assist evacuees from the time of arrival at the shelter.
- The Special Medical Needs Shelter provides a safe, temporary place for persons requiring medical assistance during an evacuation from either a man-made or natural disaster rather than inundating local hospitals with a large number of people that a specially equipped and staffed shelter could adequately handle.
Police & Sheriff Information
Vero Beach Police Department
1055 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 978-4600 (non-emergency)
The Vero Beach Police Department is a modern, full service law enforcement agency. Its 63 sworn and 26 non-sworn personnel are dedicated professionals who strive to respond to the needs of the community in a timely and efficient manner. The department is staffed with two bureaus -- each designed to focus on separate enforcement issues. The Operations Bureau consists of all uniform patrol, traffic, canine, and marine patrol officers; while the Support Services Bureau is structured to focus on administrative, support, DARE, and other community services by using both sworn and civilian personnel.
As the department continues to seek new, innovative methods of providing quality service, it remains committed to working in partnership with the community, now and in the future.
All residents, current and prospective, are invited to visit our web site at http://www.vbpd.org /or our facility at 1055 20th Street, Vero Beach, Florida 32960.
Sebastian Police Department
1201 Main Street, Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 589-5233 (non-emergency)
The Sebastian Police Department is a full service law enforcement agency serving the 18,000 residents of this 13.5 square mile City. About 35% to 40% of the residents are retirees, however, the area is growing rapidly and more working families with children are moving into the area. The Department consists of 49 total full time personnel; 33 sworn officers, and 16 civilian support staff and a host of part timers.
We have a wide variety of established programs: D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program; School Resource program; Code Enforcement programs; Community Policing program; Crime Prevention program; Recruiting program and volunteer program. The SPD has earned and enjoys a very good reputation and strong support within the community. It prides itself on the excellent level of professional community service provided to the city's residents and guests. Crime, accident and drug abuse rates are below average. Crimes are mostly against property; there have been only 5 homicides in the past 11 years. The Department activity seeks officers with a strong sense of dedication, integrity, public service and a community policing orientation.
Fellsmere Police Department
21 South Cypress Street, Fellsmere, FL 32948-6714
Phone: (772) 571-1360
Indian River Shores Department of Public Safety
6001 North Highway A1A, Indian River Shores, FL 32963
Phone: (772) 231-2451 (non-emergency); Fax: (772) 231-2444
Indian River County Sheriff's Office
4055 41st Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 569-6700 (non-emergency)
Indian River County is comprised of 543 square miles, of which 511 are unincorporated. These 511 square miles are the territory of The Indian River County Sheriff's Office. In addition to its uniform patrol, the agency also has a Special Operation Section which is comprised of Marine Unit, Ranch & Grove Unit, Aviation Unit, Canine Unit and Community Policing Unit.
Telephone numbers for the Sheriff's office are:
- Sheriff, (772) 569-6700 ext 6404
- Internal Affairs, (772) 569-6700 ext 6383
- Victim Assistance Services, ext 6255
- Investigations, (772) 569-6700 ext 6124
- Animal Control, (772) 226-1446
Florida Highway Patrol:
Information regarding the locations of FHP stations is located on their Web Site. Click on link above.
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Vero Beach, FL 32960
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The Indian River County Sheriff's Office (IRCSO) is located in sunny Vero Beach, Florida. We are a public service facility providing a range of services for a county of over 115,000 citizens. The IRCSO employs more than 450 employees whom provide a full array of services to the community.