Community Involvement

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The Coral Springs Police Community Involvement Unit works to unite residents and business owners with the sworn members of the department. Building greater relationships between law enforcement and the community they serve. In addition, the members of the unit are tasked with the development and implementation of prevention and safety programs to better serve the public.

Special Needs

The Coral Springs Police is taking a proactive approach to better serve our special needs population. The department has developed a Special Needs Database to better identify children teens and young adults with cognitive delays. By providing information to officers and first-responders about the condition of those with special needs will allow for better interaction and provide easily accessible information should they go missing or wander.

The database is for children and young adults who reside in the City of Coral Springs or attend school in the city ONLY. Please fill out the online form and you will be contacted by a Coral Springs Police Department to have the person registered photographed. All information collected includes: informational statistics, water safety concerns, caregiver information, sensitivities, communication ability and a photo. Enrollment is optional.

Special Olympics

Each year the Coral Springs Police participate in the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run. The department sells shirts, hats and hosts events to raise funds for athletes who participate in the Broward games.



Summer BreakSpot – Police Run Summer Camp

The Coral Springs Community Involvement Unit host a police-led summer camp for underserved youth. Children enrolled receive mentoring, education, sports, arts and crafts and a nutritious meal. The 6-week program is collaborative effort to actively engage with our youth and build stronger relationships in our community.

 

Summer Break Spot 2017 from Coral Springs on Vimeo.



Senior Empowerment Meetings

The third Wednesday of every month at 11:00 a.m, the Community Involvement Unit meets with Coral Springs seniors at the Senior Center at Sartory Hall to discuss crime prevention and ways to stay safe. Active seniors take this information back to their friends and family to assist in spreading safety and awareness.

 

Senior Crime Prevention Fashion Show from Coral Springs on Vimeo.



Shop with a Cop and Angel Tree Program

Each year the Coral Springs Police Department treats underserved youth to a holiday shopping event at local department stores. The children are selected by their school administration and school resource officer. Each student receives money, donated from local businesses and non-profit organizations, and the students are paired with an officer to shop for themselves and their loved ones.

In addition, the Community Involvement Unit works to collect toys, clothes and food for needy families and makes special deliveries to those families just before the holidays.

Shop with a Cop 2016 from Coral Springs on Vimeo.



Positive Police Relations

The Community Involvement Unit works with Communications and Marketing to ensure open lines of communication with residents of all ages in the City of Coral Springs. A positive means to such communication are the creation of outreach public service videos that are meant to show community support and appreciation.

Running Man Challenge from Coral Springs on Vimeo.

Message of thanks from Chief Tony Pustizzi from Coral Springs on Vimeo.

National Police Week 2017 from Coral Springs on Vimeo.

Citizen Police Scenario Night from Coral Springs on Vimeo.



Back to School Safety

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and our Community Traffic Safety Teams remind motorists to take extra traffic safety precautions as students head back to school in Broward County. The beginning of the school year is a time when children are at increased risk of transportation related injuries from pedestrian, bicycle, school bus and motor vehicle crashes. FDOT offers the following tips for making back to school commutes safer for motorists and students. Read More...

Back to School Safety from Coral Springs on Vimeo.



Coffee with a Cop / Cookies and Milk with a Cop / Cone with a Cop Programs:

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With no agenda, police officers meet with residents of all ages to promoted positive relations, learn about community concerns and provide an inside look into police operations.



Special Olympics of Broward (Law Enforcement Torch Run):

Each year, the Coral Springs Police team up with the Special Olympics of Broward County for the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR). This is an opportunity for law enforcement to raise funds for athletes who participate in the Special Olympic games. Between January and April of each year, the Community Involvement Unit coordinates Tip a Cop events and t-shirt sales, leading up to a 28-mile county-wide run for the charity. Law Enforcement professionals around the world participate in LETR and are known to athletes at “Guardians of the Flame.”

To learn more or to donate, visit www.specialolympicsflorida.org or contact (954) 344-1833.



Touch a Truck

Children and young adults with special needs are invited to spend the morning with fire and police personnel, learn about the equipment and explore emergency vehicles.

 

 

Touch a Truck from Coral Springs on Vimeo.



Safety Town

The Coral Springs Police Community Involvement Unit operates a one-day field trip for kindergarten students enrolled in schools located in the city. During the summer months, Kiwanis of Coral Springs operates a two-week field trip for children ages 4 1/2 -6 years of age. If you would like information on the Coral Springs School field trips, please contact Community Involvement Liaison Monica Vargas at (954) 346-1311 or via email at MVargas@coralsprings.org. If you would like to learn more about the Safety Town Summer Camp, contact via email safetytowncoralsprings@gmail.com Mary Boast or visit Safety Town website: safetytowncoralsprings.org. Read More...