Chief’s Message - September 5, 2019
In August, I participated as a workshop panelist for the Champions of Leadership in Law Enforcement hosted by the National Organization for Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE). During the conference, we shared some of our success stories, which included for Lauderhill the positive outcomes of community policing. As I began to highlight the Lauderhill Police Department’s community service accomplishments, I was taken aback by the many types of programs we offer our residents at the Lauderhill Police Department. Our programs focus primarily on building relationships and ultimately crime reduction. Many initiatives are just for the our youth, to help them establish healthy habits and hopefully make positive life choices.
I want to thank you for supporting these community policing programs that have and continue to make a positive impact in Lauderhill. Programs such the ones that I have listed below, are made possible through community partnerships and the assistance of our community leaders. Below is a glimpse of what we have accomplished so far this year:
- Autism Awareness Program in Law Enforcement: to provide the assistance necessary to our autistic residents.
- Safety Town: to provide hands-on safety training to young children.
- Lauderhill Police PAL/Boxing Program: starting this year to promote a healthy lifestyle among Lauderhill’s youth through the sport of boxing.
- Guardians Involved for Tomorrow (GIFT): to help young people through life-skills and crime prevention awareness workshops.
- Sneakers4Shorties and Backpack Giveaway: promotes awareness and strengthens relationships by offering back to school items to youth in need.
- Slow Rolls: promoting a healthy lifestyle through fitness in cycling; and neighborhood crime watch.
- Rescue Our Kids (ROK): offered to encourage behavioral changes for youth facing socio/economic challenges.
- Police Explorers: is offered to help broaden the interest of youth in pursuing a law enforcement career.
- Ice Cream with a Cop: organized by School Resource Officers during school hours to strengthen relationships between students and the police.
- Shop with a Cop: helps children shop for gifts for their family members.
- Secret Santa: provides toys and bikes to children facing economic hardships throughout the City during the holiday season.
- Coffee with a Cop: offered to all members of the community to share their concerns and crime prevention ideas in a relaxed and casual environment.
- National Night Out Against Crime: (October 25) a Halloween event that highlights safety tips where families meet members of the Lauderhill PD, FD, and win prizes!
Thank you Lauderhill! These community policing programs would not be possible without you - Our wonderful Lauderhill Community!