Melbourne Beach Police Department

Melanie Griswold, Chief of Police

  • Officers on Duty 24/7
    507 Ocean Avenue
    Melbourne Beach, FL 32951
    Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
  • Emergency: Dial 911 | Admin/Office Phone: (321) 723-4343 | Fax: (321) 725-3253 | Non-Emergency Dispatch: (321) 773-7212

Contact the Police

The Melbourne Beach Police Department is a full-service department. Our hours of operation are 24-7. Administration hours are 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

  • If you have an emergency, dial 911.
  • If you need an officer response or would like to report a crime, call (321) 773-7212 (Non-Emergency Dispatch).
  • If you come to the station located at, 507 Ocean Avenue, after 5:00 pm to speak with an officer, please use the call box located at the front door. This box is a direct line to our dispatch. Speak into the box the reason for the call.
  • The white gated area in the rear of the police department is designated for town employees and police department use only. For the safety of our residents and visitors, this area is off limits.
  • If you have questions please call the Police Department at (321) 723-4343 during the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.
  • Melbourne Beach Police: Non-Emergency Website Contact Form.
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Get Nixle Alerts

The Melbourne Beach Police Department encourages all residents to register for public safety alerts. We use the Nixle alert system for this purpose.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are the Police Department’s office hours?

Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. A call box is located beside the front entrance for after hours assistance.

Q. Does the Melbourne Beach Police Department offer a fingerprinting service?

No, the department does not.  Please go to for more information.

Q. Where can I pay citations written by a Melbourne Beach Police Officer?

Florida Uniform Traffic Citations can be paid by mail to:

Brevard Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 3026 Titusville, Florida 32781-3026
Please follow the directions on the back copy of the citation to meet necessary deadlines.

Melbourne Beach Police Department Parking Citations can be paid by mail to:

Melbourne Beach Police Department
507 Ocean Avenue
Melbourne Beach, Florida 32951

Q. Can I request a MBPD patch?

Like many law enforcement agencies, our department receives hundreds of requests each year for police patches. Unfortunately we are unable to honor each request due to budget restraints and homeland security issues. It is our policy that patches will only be provided to other law enforcement agencies.

All law enforcement requests must be submitted on your department letterhead and sent to:

Melbourne Beach Police Department
507 Ocean Avenue
Melbourne Beach, Florida 32951

Staff Directory

Monthly Activity Reports

Each month, the Melbourne Beach Police prepares a monthly activity report. Below are links to these reports.

2018: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August

2017: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Prior Years: 20162015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010

Police Department Photos

Duties & Responsibilities

The prime function of the Melbourne Beach Police Department is the preservation of peace and order, the prevention and detection of crime, the apprehension of offenders, the protection of persons and property under the laws of the State of Florida, the ordinances of the Town of Melbourne Beach, and the performance of a multitude of tasks relating to public welfare and safety.

Our mission is to promote and maintain an atmosphere of safety and security within our community through highly skilled employees, dedicated to the protection of constitutional guarantees, the maintenance of order, and the safeguarding of life and property.

Department History

police-history1The 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, 3 Sergeants, 2 Corporal, 4 Officers, 1 Reserve Officer and 1 Administrative Assistant. Melbourne Beach Police Department is a full service law enforcement agency providing service 24/7.

police-history2The Melbourne Beach Police Department is connected to the “9-1-1” emergency system and calls are dispatched through a regional dispatch center.

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