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Golf Instead Of Guns
Sign up for the Golf Instead of Guns Program for Kids. The City of Miami Gardens Youth Golf Initiative “Golf Instead of Guns” is a nine (9) lesson program targeting youths grades 3-5 through the Soul Model/Teacher friendly curriculum that is taught by police officers.
Find out more information about the Neighborhood Watch Program and how to get involved. The education of the citizens of the City of Miami Gardens on how their police department functions is essential.
Read about eligibility for the Police Explorers Program. Law Enforcement Exploring is the preeminent career orientation and experience program for young people contemplating a career in law enforcement or a related field in the criminal justice system.
Find information about the Pre-Arrest Diversion Program. Pre-Arrest Diversion (P.A.D.) is an alternative to first time, non-domestic, misdemeanor arrests.
The Police Chaplain Program provides 24-hour a day response and assistance to the Miami Gardens Police Department’s employees, as well as citizens of the community, if a critical incident occurs
Citizen Police Academy
The Miami Gardens Citizens Police Academy (CPA) is a program designed to acquaint individuals who are not sworn police officers with the activities of our police department. The CPA provides an opportunity for citizens to receive ten (10) weeks of both classroom and field training regarding the various responsibilities facing our officers. In these ten weeks, attendees will be instructed on a variety of topics including Department organization and structure, improving community police relationships, Communications functions, Operations patrol, Criminal investigations, K-9, Training, etc. Instructors will include officers, detectives, and supervisors/Command Staff from the Miami Gardens Police Department.
SafeCam is a public safety initiative in partnership with community stakeholders who agree to provide access to their surveillance cameras to the Miami Gardens Police Department
See Something Say Something
"If You See Something, Say Something™" is a campaign that raises public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity.
The mission of the Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust Youth Development Division is to change the lives of young people by advocating and creating opportunities for youth to develop into responsible citizens.
Junior Citizens Police Academy
Junior Citizens Police Academy (JCPA) is a 5-day academy designed especially for kids from ages 13 to 18 years old. The JCPA is set up to inform Miami Gardens youth of the different aspects of law enforcement including community policing, criminal investigations, patrol duties, use of force, K-9 duties, SRT demonstration, and less lethal weapons. The JCPA begins at 9:00 a.m. each day and ends at 3 p.m. The course is free, attendance will be limited to 20 youths, lunch will be provided, and we encourage all who want to gain a working knowledge of their police department to attend.