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For Immediate Release:
October 11, 2013
Media Contact:
Vanessa Santana-PeƱate
vsp@miamidade.gov
305-375-1545

The Miami-Dade Police Department and Youth Crime Watch of Miami-Dade County host Neighborhood Crime Prevention Rally


(MIAMI, October 11, 2013) – The Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) and the Youth Crime Watch of Miami-Dade County will kick-off Crime Prevention Month by hosting their second Neighborhood Crime Prevention Rally on Saturday, October 12, 2013, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at Goulds Park, 11350 SW 216 Street, in Miami. 

This is the second event in a series of crime prevention awareness events that will be taking place throughout Miami-Dade County. A third event, which will take place at Tropical Park, will be scheduled in the near future.  These events are a part of the Joint Roundtable on Youth Safety initiative that launched in March of 2013. 

Neighborhood Resource Officers will be onsite to meet and greet the community. 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 and giveaways.  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 as we officially kick off Crime Prevention Month and 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 Safetywas 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.

Who:
The Miami-Dade Police Department
Youth Crime Watch of Miami-Dade County
What:
Host Neighborhood Crime Prevention Rally
When:
October 12, 2013, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Where:
Goulds Park
11350 SW 216 Street
Miami