(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- The Miami-Dade Police Department and the Youth Crime Watch of Miami-Dade County will host a Neighborhood Crime Prevention Rally on Monday, April 29, 2013, from 5:00pm – 7:00pm, at Gwen Cherry Park, 7090 NW 22nd Avenue, in Miami. Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, District 2 County Commissioner Jean Monestime, and District 3 County Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson will be among the guests.
Neighborhood Resource Officers will be on site to meet and greet the community in celebration of “Stop the Violence” Blue Ribbon Week. The community can learn about crime prevention techniques that will help prevent our residents from becoming victims and improve their safety. There will also be activities for children of all ages, giveaways, and free food for all. This event is in accordance with the Mayor’s Roundtable on Youth Safety Initiative, which aims to safeguard our community’s youth, thereby improving the safety and quality of life for all of the residents of Miami-Dade County.
“I’m proud to team up with MDPD and Youth Crime Watch of Miami-Dade County to promote helpful, common-sense crime prevention techniques that will keep all of us safer,” said Mayor Gimenez. “Safeguarding our community – especially our most precious resource, our children – is one of our most important missions as a government, and this sort of direct police-community engagement is simply invaluable in that effort.
The Joint Roundtable on Youth Safety was created between Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho to unite local leaders, including Mayors and Police Chiefs of various municipalities within the Miami-Dade community, to work together on public safety initiatives in light of the recent senseless acts of violence that have affected our entire nation. The focus of the Roundtable is the safety of our community’s youth in schools, parks, and neighborhoods, and the objective is to share successful practices, discuss current challenges, and define helpful recommendations for short and long-term solutions. For more information on the Joint Roundtable on Youth Safety, please visit http://www.miamidade.gov/mayor/home.asp.