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Chief of Police Richard J. Pike started as a police officer with the Neptune Beach Police Department in 1984.  He was promoted to Sergeant in 1992 and appointed to Chief in February of 2016.


Police Department Vision Statement 

We will be a dynamic organization devoted to improvement, excellence, the maintenance of customer satisfaction and the principles of quality leadership. We will be the best police department in America.

The Neptune Beach Police Department will be participating in the 2016 Labor Day DUI Campaign “Drive Sober or get Pulled Over”.

This enforcement will run from August 16th to September 5th. The NBPD will focus our efforts on drunk and drugged driver enforcement and awareness during this enforcement period.  This campaign is supported with State and National media.  The NBPD is trying to make a difference to save lives on our roadways.  Please do not drive and drive, call a taxi or a friend, together we can all make a difference.

July 21, 2016



 Neptune Beach:  A team of assessors from the Florida Telecommunications Accreditation Commission (FLA-TAC) will arrive August 15, 2016 to examine all aspects of the Neptune Beach Police Department’s Communications Center.  The Communications Center has to comply with approximately 116 standards in order to receive accredited status.   

As part of the on-site assessment, agency members and the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team.  A copy of the standards is available through Neptune Beach Police Department’s Accreditation Manager at 270-2413.

For more information regarding FLA-TAC or for persons wishing to offer written comments about the Neptune Beach Police Department’s Communications Center’s ability to meet the standards of accreditation, please write: FLA-TAC, P.O. Box 51208, Sarasota, Florida, 34232.

The Accreditation Program Manager for the Neptune Beach Police Department is Samantha Jones.  The assessors will review written policies and procedures; interview Communications Officers; observe the Communications Center and the work performed by the Communications Officers.  The Assessment Team Leader is Ms. Mary Shiver from Polk County Sheriff’s Office and team member Ms. Karen Brasher from Cocoa Beach Police Department.

Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency Communications Center, they report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to receive reaccredited status. 

Click here for Press Release in pdf format.


Police Department Mission Statement

We believe in the dignity and worth of all people. We are committed to the provision of high-quality, community-oriented police services with sensitivity; the protection of constitutional rights; problem solving; teamwork; continuous improvement; openness; planning for the future; and the provision of leadership to the police profession. We are proud of the diversity of our workforce that permits us to grow and that respects each of us as individuals, as we strive for a healthful workplace.

Police Department Philosophy

The Neptune Beach Police Department is a contemporary police agency operating in an equal partnership with the various units of government in our city. This Department enjoys the respect and appreciation of our citizens and visitors and as individuals and as an organization, we believe in the dignity and worth of all people. As public employees we are dedicated to providing the citizens and visitors in the community with the quick, meaningful and appropriate law enforcement response and service required to enhance and enrich their quality of life.

As Police Officers, we are committed to proactive crime prevention. Although strongly service oriented, we are dedicated to aggressive law enforcement and to the lawful and ethical performance of our duties as defined by legitimate authority.

The employees of this agency strive for excellence and professionalism, always continuing to maintain us both physically and mentally. We believe it is the responsibility of all members of this department to assist and support each other with the accomplishment of our primary mission - protection and service.

The Neptune Beach Police Department is an equal opportunity employer and as such shall make every attempt to accommodate the personal and human enrichment of our employees. We are also committed to acquiring and providing the resources necessary to meet the needs of an effective, efficient, responsive police service in a dynamic community of fellow citizens.

The Neptune Beach Police Department received accreditation status from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) in October 2010. The agency complied with approximately 259 standards in order to be accredited. Every three years the agency must have assessors from other accredited agencies come and review written materials, interview agency members and visit the office as well as other sites to observe compliance. Once the assessors complete their report it is presented to the Commission which will decide on the status of accreditation for the agency. The Accreditation Manager for the Neptune Beach Police Department is Samantha Jones. If you have any question concerning the accreditation process please feel free to contact her at (904) 270-2413. The agency takes great pride in being accredited by the state and strives to maintain the highest professional level possible.

The Neptune Beach Police Department is located at 200 Lemon Street, Neptune Beach, Florida 32266. Neptune Beach Police Department is the only local agency that does not have white police vehicles. The NBPD vehicles are black in color and vary from marked patrol vehicle's, SUV's for beach access and marked slick-top traffic vehicles. The vehicles are identified by a vehicle number, the officer's name and accreditation acknowledgement. The NBPD takes great pride in their vehicles with a take home policy for officers to assist the community when they are not on duty (Click here).

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The Neptune Beach Police Department would like to remind you to be safe when making and paying for any online transactions, such as Craigslist. Chief Richard J. Pike invites you to consider the Police Department lobby as a location to carry out exchanges resulting from online transactions. The Neptune Beach Police Department Lobby is open 24 hours a day/7 days a week/365 days a year. You can come into the lobby and have a safe place to conduct your transactions. Click here to continue...


This is a nationwide program to help ensure safe and responsible firearms ownership and storage, developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation and supported by a U.S. Department of Justice grant.

Stop by the Neptune Beach Police Department located at 200 Lemon Street, Neptune Beach, anytime to pick up your free gun lock. For more information, call (904) 270-2413.


The Neptune Beach Police Department has partnered with the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) to participate in Project Drug Drop in an effort to remove unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications from our community. A Prescription Drug Drop Box was awarded to the Police Department, by NADDI, through NADDI's 2013 grant program. Only 4 departments were awarded boxes in the state of Florida.


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