Police Win State Award
The Coral Springs Police Department were selected by the Florida Police Chiefs Association to receive the Rocky Pomerance Award for improved services to the community, strengthened police relations, increased quality of life and an innovate approach to community policing.
These are all attributed to the police-run Summer BreakSpot program offered to underserved youth in the City of Coral Springs. This year, the department has increased its numbers by 100%, offering the program at James S. Hunt Elementary and Coral Springs K-8 schools.
Of the award, Chief Clyde Parry says, “The positive feedback and success of the program has led to its expansion. Our department has tremendous support from city officials, local business leaders and community members, who assist with funding and volunteerism – which has allowed for us to provide such a great program.”
The award was presented at the annual Florida Police Chiefs Association summer conference. (In attendance to accept the award were, 3rd from left: Captain Ryan Gallagher, Officer Francis Capre and Chief Clyde Parry.)
Lynne Martzall Public Information Officer/Writer
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