Police Department

The Palatka Police Department has 32 sworn officers, and 9 civilian employees. The agency uses modern policing techniques to reduce crime and enhance the quality of life to citizens.

110 N. 11th Street, Palatka, FL 32177 Emergency: 911
Office: 386-329-0115 Fax: 386-329-0159

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The Palatka Police Department, in cooperation with the citizens of Palatka, is dedicated to making our community safe and free of crime.


The Palatka Police Department will develop partnerships with our citizens to solve problems, reduce crime, the fear of crime and enhance the quality of life, always treating everyone with fairness and respect.

City Alarm Permit Registration and Payments

The Palatka Police Department has teamed with PMAM Corporation to automate the alarm permit registration and payments process. The PMAM website contains a permit registration form you may download or you may choose to pick up an alarm registration form at the Palatka Police Department and mail the form to PMAM. All payments for initial and renewals of alarm system can be handled through the PMAM website or you may mail payments to PMAM. Payment for alarm permits can not be made at the Palatka Police Department.
Mailing address: City of Palakta Alarm Program, P.O. Box 140517, Irving, TX 75014
PMAM Website

Foreclosure or Vacant Property Registration

To register a foreclosure or vacant property (or to file a citizen complaint regarding a property issue), please visit Pro Champs. Any questions with respect to registration requirements, registration status, etc. should be directed to Email support.

NOTICE per Chapter 119, Florida Statutes - The Palatka Police Department, 110 N. 11th Street, Palatka, Florida,  32177 is where official records of the Palatka Police Department are routinely created, sent, received and maintained. For Palatka Police Department Records, contact Debra Armento or Debbie Foster, Palatka Police Dept.. 110 N. 11th Street, Palatka FL 32177 in person; by phone at 386-329-0115; email to Debra Armento or fax to 386-329-0159.

The City of Palatka is a Fair Housing Advocate. If you feel you have been discriminated against, you may file a housing discrimination complaint at:1-800-669-9777 (Toll Free) or 1-800-927-9275 (TTY) or locally, Don Holmes, City Manager at (386) 329-0100.

The City of Palatka is an Equal Employment Opportunity Advocate. If you have any questions about equal employment opportunities or feel you may have been discriminated against, you may contact Debra Robinson, Human Resource Generalist at (386) 329-0100.

The City of Palatka is a Section 504/ADA Compliant Advocate. If you feel you may have been discriminated against, contact Don Holmes, City Manager, at 386-329-0100.

  1. Chief of Police

    Jason L. Shaw, Sr.

    Chief of Police
    Phone: 386-329-0115 ext. 219

  2. Meghan Warman

    Administrative Assistant to Chief of Police
    Phone: 386-329-0110

  3. Matt Newcomb

    Phone: 386-329-0115 ext. 216

  4. Tobby Williams

    Phone: 386-329-0115 ext. 221

  5. Brad Forsythe

    Phone: 386-329-0115 ext. 349