8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Monday - Friday
Officers on Duty 24/7
The Melbourne Beach Police Department was created in 1947. In the beginning there was just one Police Officer, Chief Orval Gardenour serving a population of 100 hearty souls. The Chief answered calls for service 24 hours a day driving his 1938 Hudson. Apprehending turtle poachers and helping tourists dig their cars out of the sand was all in a days work.
As the demand for services increased the department expanded and currently consists of Chief Duncan, 2 Sergeants, 1 Corporal, 5 Officers and 1 Administrative Assistant. Melbourne Beach Police Department is a full service law enforcement agency providing service 24/7.
The Melbourne Beach Police Department is connected to the "9-1-1" emergency system and calls are dispatched through a regional dispatch center.