A “Family Fun Day” to help residents better understand police and other county services is scheduled during an “Open House” program organized by the Miami-Dade Police West District officers and staff on Saturday, Jan. 30, at Kings Meadow Park, 10036 SW 142 Ave., adjacent the District Station at 10000 SW 142 Ave.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., police officers will be available to discuss crime prevention and special resources with special demonstrations by the Bomb Squad and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue services.
The Miami-Dade mobile pet adoption van will offer a chance for residents to provide a home for shelter pets while ZooMiami will feature a display of its exotic animals.
A Florida “Licensing on Wheels” unit will provide a variety of convenient opportunities to renew driver licenses, registrations and disabled parking permits.
For youngsters, a bounce house, live music, arts and crafts and a special Crime Prevention Awareness demonstration will be featured in the outdoor program, free and open to all, according to Sgt. Roy V. Prieto and Officer Adriana Cohen of the West District Neighborhood Resources Unit.
Youth and Community Outreach program to be topic at meeting
An overview of Miami-Dade Police Department’s Youth and Community Outreach program will be described by Sgt. Joseph Bermudez during the Jan. 27 meeting of the West District Citizens Advisory Committee. The session will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the West District Police Station, 10000 SW 42 Ave.
In addition, members will hear details of the new “Next Door Neighborhood” program from Maj. Hector Llevat that offers email contacts between neighbors in specific block areas of homes for added security.
Updating details for area crime prevention and West District activities will be provided by Maj. Mirtha V. Ramos, commanding officer, and staff officers and questions answered from citizens regarding security and police matters.
The award for Officer of the Month to honor outstanding service is presented during CAC sessions, hosted by chair James Blough who welcomes public participation on the last Wednesday of each month. Refreshments are provided.
Kendall District CAC set to meet Jan. 27
The regular Wednesday night session of MDPD Kendall District Citizens Advisory Committee will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at Kendall District Station, 7707 SW 117 Ave.
The program will include updating of concerns by citizens for security and police matters and award of a citation for Officer of the Month by CAC chair Barry White.