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Hurricane Irma

As we continue our recovery and cleanup efforts, please visit the Emergency website for the latest information on openings and closings in Miami-Dade County.

Crime Prevention

The Miami-Dade Police Department works to promote a safe and secure environment, free from crime and the fear of crime. As such, crime prevention education is an important part of our work with the community. By educating the public on crime prevention techniques and by encouraging community members to get involved in crime prevention activities such as neighborhood watch; we can help reduce crime in Miami-Dade County and improve the quality of life for its residents. As part of this effort, we are proud to partner with Citizens' Crime Watch of Miami-Dade County, a nonprofit county-wide crime prevention program funded by the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, grants and donations.

The below listed links provide useful information on crime prevention as well as some of our related programs and tools:

Crime Prevention Display Vehicle

The Crime Prevention Display Vehicle (CPDV) serves as an extension of the Miami-Dade Police Department’s community awareness and education objectives.

Identity Theft

Over 500,000 Americans become victims of identity theft annually, costing them and financial institutions approximately $750 million. Once victimized, it could take months or even years to clear one’s credit rating.

Nuisance Abatement

Miami-Dade County enacted the Nuisance Abatement Ordinance (NAO), No. 92-42, requiring property and business owners to eliminate public nuisances.

Mortgage Fraud

According the Federal Bureau of Investigations 2007 Mortgage Fraud Report, the state of Florida is among the top 10 mortgage fraud areas in the country.

Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.)

The DARE program is the most widely used substance abuse prevention and safety promotion curriculum in the world.

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