Zero Tolerance Zone

Organizations and citizens of Miami Gardens have often shown their commitment to make the City a better place, and are necessary to assist with crime prevention. This was most recently demonstrated on Saturday morning, November 3rd, 2007 during the Police Departmentís first Public Safety Initiative which was spearheaded by Councilman Andre L. Williams.

This event saw over 100 members of the Miami Gardens Jaycees, Americorps National Service Organization (Florida), several Community Associations and members of Trinity Church take to the streets to enroll several area businesses into the "Zero Tolerance Zone" program. This program is designed to reduce the number of individuals who are sometimes seen trespassing and loitering on private property without legitimate business.

The volunteers, with the assistance from Vice-Mayor Barbara Watson and Councilman Oscar Braynon II and over 60 members of the Miami Gardens Police Department met local business owners and managers and asked their assistance in becoming a part of this worthwhile program.

This simple program asks local business owners to complete a simple affidavit, and post a sign on their properties, which allows MGPD officers to act on behalf of the business owners in their absence. The program also gives MGPD officers the authority to direct unauthorized personnel to leave private property or risk enforcement action from the officers.

We would like to extend a sincere thank you to, our host Trinity Church and all of the volunteers and elected officials who made this worthwhile program a success.



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Last Updated 7/29/2008