Accomplished West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney Ron Herman (Herman Law, P.A.) has been re-appointed to the Wellington Public Safety Committee. He was then honored to be reelected as its Chair for the second consecutive year. Before serving as Chair, Ron was Vice Chair of the Committee.
What Does the Public Safety Committee Do?
The purpose of Public Safety Committee is to promote safety in the local community, a deeply personal concern for Ron Herman. The committee takes significant steps to ensure public safety, including assisting in developing and updating the village’s Disaster Preparedness Plan, aiding Neighborhood Watch groups, and helping to provide safety education to the community at large.
As the Chair of this important committee, Mr. Herman has taken on its mission — to spread the word and to involve a greater proportion of the local population in committing to create a safer environment — as a personal goal. Ron Herman, like the other committee members, is seeking more and better ways to disseminate information about the group’s efforts to protect and preserve Wellington, known to be an outstanding community in Palm Beach County. With exceptional schools, lovely homes, scenic parks, and magnificent equestrian trails, Wellington has a great many qualities worth fighting to protect.
Mr. Herman’s previous background as a prosecutor and his current work as a criminal defense attorney gives him a comprehensive perspective on the justice system that is invaluable to the Public Safety Committee.
Top Cop and Top Firefighter
One of the most fulfilling roles of the Committee is to select the annual Top Cop and Top Firefighter who are then honored and recognized by the Wellington Village Council. As reported by the Town Crier Newspaper, this year,
chosen from the ranks of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office was Detective Dan Delia. Detective Delia previously served with the New York Police Department before “retiring” to Wellington and joining the PBSO. He was active in juvenile policing, which aided him when he solved several prominent cases, such as a home burglary and a jewelry theft at the Mall at Wellington Green. Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue was represented by Capt. Bob Dawson. Captain Dawson was selected due to his years of service to the department with the emphasis that he spent four years training others. Among those Dawson trained were part of a unit currently deployed to the Florida panhandle to assist with Hurricane Michael. “[The firefighters] and the police are our heroes,” Mayor Anne Gerwig told Dawson prior to presenting him his award.”
Congratulations to both award winners! Ron looks forward to continuing to serve and lead his community and thanks his fellow Public Safety Committee members for the opportunity to lead and work together on another successful year.