Palm Beach, FL

Tactics Used

Reverse stings
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Web stings
License suspension

Palm Beach is a community located on the Atlantic coast of Florida, north of Fort Lauderdale near West Palm Beach, with a population of roughly 10,000 annually (and about 30,000 seasonally).  Prostitution and child sex trafficking are documented problems in the city.  To address prostitution problems in the city, police have conducted reverse stings.  One occurred in 1989, and resulted in 13 arrests.  In 2014, a man was arrested at a hotel for buying sex from a prostituted person.

Key Partners

  • Palm Beach Police Department
State Florida
Type City
Population 9621
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