This is the keystone event to promote police-community partnership and the principal fundraising event to support the mission of Palm Beach Police Foundation. The Thirteenth Annual black tie dinner dance begins with a cocktail reception and includes a live auction as well as the annual presentation of the Palm Tree Award and the Police Officer of the Year Award, sponsored by IberiaBank. The Palm Beach Pipes & Drums will play at the entryway to the Grand Ballroom followed by the Presentation of the Colors by the Palm Beach Police Department Honor Guard.


The Palm Tree Award is the foundation's highest honor and is given in recognition of continued support of The Palm Beach Police Foundation and the Palm Beach community.


The Palm Tree Award will be presented to James Patterson this year. 


Previous recipients include 

Hon. Wilbur L. Ross, Jr (2018)

 Jeff Greene (2017)

 Leo and Kathryn Vecellio, Jr. (2016)

 David S. Mack (2015)

 E. Llwyd Ecclestone (2014)

 Alexander W. Dreyfoos (2013)

  Thomas C. Quick (2011)

 President Donald J. Trump (2010)

 William I. and Bridget Koch (2009)

 John J. Brogan (2008) *

 and Leo N. Albert (2007) *

*In Memoriam

The Policemen's Ball is sold out and is widely considered one of the most fun and successful balls on the Palm Beach Social Calendar. 


Honorary Chairmen - Gaye and James Engel

Gala Chairmen - Monika and John Preston

By Invitation Only.


For more information about how to make a donation,

please call Lisa H. Loomis, Executive Director at (561) 820-8118


Palm Beach Police Foundation

The Palm Beach Police Foundation is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization that exists to support the Town of Palm Beach Police Department and its employees through the acceptance, management and disbursement of tax-deductible gifts and contributions. It is organized and supported by town residents and the local community independent of the Town of Palm Beach. Federal Tax ID #83-046254. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-HELP-FLA OR ONLINE AT, REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. REGISTRATION #: CH21488