(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- At County Commissioner Dennis Moss’ monthly roundtable community meeting on May 7, he presented the Hammocks District station of the Miami-Dade Police Department with an official Miami-Dade County District Commendation for a reduction of 1,700 emergency calls received by the district from September 2002 to February 2003, compared to the six-month period before that.
“The reduction does not necessarily mean there is less crime in the area, but it definitely does show that the Hammocks District is maintaining a high level of public safety in an area that grows in population every year,” said Commissioner Moss.
The Hammocks District extends over one of the largest areas in the County, bordered by Florida’s Turnpike to the east and the county line to the west, Tamiami Trail (S.W. Eighth Street) to the north and Quail Roost Drive (S.W. 200th Street) to the south. The Hammocks area is 443 square miles large with an estimated population of 302,298. The Hammocks District Station is located at 10000 S.W. 142nd Avenue.