As we enter 2011, the Miami Gardens Police Department is committed to providing you a safer community in which to live. Together with our fellow City Departments, we will provide service that reflects excellence and dedication to you, our Citizens.
Since our inception in 2007, the Police Department has achieved a reduction in Part One Crimes of over 40%. The City, which was previously ranked as the 13th Most Dangerous City by CQ Press is now ranked 40th, a significant decrease, and we expect to do even better in the coming year. This reduction in crime has been accomplished through the use of progressive and innovative policing techniques, and by educating our citizens about issues related to criminal conduct.
During 2011, the Department will continue to operate anti-crime initiatives and programs designed to detect and prevent criminal activity. We will be focusing on improving our Neighborhood Watch Programs to foster more community involvement and enhancing our partnerships with our Community Enrichment Team. Finally, we will continue our efforts in enhanced community policing through our Police Explorer Program and collaboration with our business community and homeowners groups. These programs are an integral part of our law enforcement philosophy and efforts to further reduce crime.
The Department needs your commitment to “Stay Alert, Stay Safe” and “GET INVOLVED”. This is our quest in 2011 and we need your help. Please follow the simple guidelines in the picture below and “Get Involved”. Make plans to visit a Neighborhood Watch Meeting in your community and always report any and all suspicious activity that you see. Please take personal precautions when traveling and be sure to always lock your doors and windows at home and store valuables out of sight in your vehicles.
Please join your Police Department in “Building a Safer Community”. Together we can achieve great success and excellence in our effort to create an environment of safety for our residents, business owners and visitors to our great City.