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BSO PARTICIPATES IN NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIMES EVENTS

All events take place Tuesday, August 6, 2002

North Lauderdale

Starting at 6 p.m. the Broward Sheriff's Office and members of the community will kick-off National Night Out Against Crime with a solidarity gathering at the Kimberly Square Shopping Center located at Rock Island Road and Kimberly Boulevard. There will be demonstrations and displays by several BSO specialized units. Other activities include a DJ, bounce house for the kids and free refreshments. The event is scheduled to end around 9 p.m. For more information call 954-722-5800.

Lauderdale-By-The-Sea

Chief Kevin Tyrie and other BSO personnel are encouraging residents to join them at 8 p.m. in a march against crime commencing at the District 13 Office at 4501 North Ocean Drive. The march will wind through the city and conclude about 9 p.m. Prior to the march, residents and visitors can enjoy refreshments and collect crime prevention material at the district office beginning at 7 p.m. For more information call 954-491-3920.

Oakland Park

BSO personnel, community leaders and residents in Oakland Park will hold their festivities at the City of Oakland Park Library, located at 1298 NE 37 Street, starting at 7 p.m. Several BSO units will be on display. Crime prevention information will also be available from BSO’s Citizen Observer Patrol (COP) members. There will be a scrapbook-making project to commemorate the event as well as a Stranger Danger puppet show for the children. For more information please call 954-561-6111.

Deerfield Beach

BSO’s Deerfield District will be hosting a parade scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at Quiet Waters Elementary School at 4150 West Hillsboro Boulevard and travel to the Villages of Hillsboro Park at 4111 NW 6th Street. Following the parade, family groups and residents will gather for food, live music and refreshments. The “Canes on Patrol” (the Miami Hurricane football team) will be checking out the festivities. There will be demonstrations and displays by several BSO specialized units, and deputies will be handing out fingerprint kits courtesy of the BRINKS Corporation. For more information please call Sgt. Murray at 954-480-4300.

Pompano Beach

Residents and visitors can choose from several events planned in Pompano Beach. At 6:30 p.m. the Cresthaven Neighborhood Association begin their festivities at St. Elizabeth’s Church at 901 NE 33rd Street. A parade will commence and conclude at St. Elizabeth’s. There will be demonstrations and displays by several BSO specialized units on the school grounds. The Old Pompano Neighborhood Association will be holding their event starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Civic Center/Kester Park at 1801 NE 6th Street. There will be a parade, refreshments, entertainment and crime prevention information tables. There will be more celebrating and spiritual fun from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Mitchell Moore Community Center, 901 NW 10 Street. Following an opening prayer, there will be remarks from Commissioner Phillips, a memorial service, religious entertainment and refreshments. Starting at 7:30 p.m., Avondale Park homeowners will gather at the Turning Point Bridge parking lot, 400 SW 2 Street, to participate in an anti-crime rally. For more information please call 954-786-4201.

North Broward

Starting about 6:30 p.m. a motorcade will leave Pompano Highlands Park, located at 1650 NE 50 Court and travel to North Broward Park, at 4400 NE 18 Avenue, where refreshments will be served. There will be demonstrations and displays by several BSO specialized units. Festivities will conclude at 9:30 p.m. For more information please call 954-786-2100.

Weston/Southwest Ranches

The Weston area event will take place at the Weston Regional HealthPark located at 2300 N. Commerce Parkway from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. It will include VIN etching in conjunction with the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), child safety seat checks, and child fingerprinting. There will be displays by the District’s Crime Prevention and COP Programs, the Civil Air Patrol, West Broward YMCA and Broward County Fire Rescue. The following seminars will also be offered: a Stranger Danger program for kids 3 to 10 years old, self defense for women and children, fire prevention and crime prevention. For more information please call Dep. Schupp at 954-389-2010.

Tamarac

BSO District 7 personnel along with local Tamarac officials will “Give Crime and Drugs a Going Away Party” between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the Tamarac Park, located at 7501 North University Drive. Residents and business partners are invited to take a stand against crime by visiting the various booths and displays. This year’s emphasis is on home burglary prevention, personal safety and public safety issues. Free refreshments will be available and free raffle tickets for door prizes will be given to those who check out the various vendors. For more information please call Sgt. Logan or Dep. Miller at 954-720-2225.

Unincorporated Central Broward

The Broward Sheriff’s Office, the District 5 Community Council, along with the Urban League and homeowner’s associations will participate in an anti-crime rally to express their zero tolerance against crime. The event, scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m., will take place at Delevoe Park, located at 2520 NW 6 Street. Festivities include live music, gospel singing, youth entertainment, guest speakers, refreshments, and displays of several BSO specialized units. For more information call 954-321-4800.

Lauderdale Lakes

Several BSO specialized units will be displaying their equipment at a community festival hosted by the Lauderdale Lakes Community Council. The festivities will take place at the Marketplace located at 3720 West Oakland Park Boulevard from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information please call 954-497-1646.

Dania Beach

There will be two parades through the streets of Dania Beach starting at 6:30 p.m. followed by a community party at City Hall located at 100 W. Dania Beach Boulevard. Vehicles, escorted by BSO deputies, will leave from Pat Meli Park (2901 SW 28 Terr.) and Frost Park (300 NE 2 St.). The parades will merge into one at NW 8 Ave. and 1 St. at about 7:30 p.m. The community block party near City Hall will include live music, games for the kids, free food and refreshments, and crime prevention literature. Several community groups and organizations, including Hollywood Memorial, are also taking part in the event. For more information please call 954-926-2400.

South Broward/Pembroke Park

BSO personnel, South Broward Community Council, the COP and youth groups will take part in a parade beginning at 6 p.m. at the District 1 office, located at 3201 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd. The parade will end at Carver Ranches Community Park (4750 SW 21 Street). Several BSO specialized units and community organizations will participate in the event. Those in attendance will enjoy music, fun, food, games, and entertainment. BSO deputies will also distribute crime prevention literature to the adults and coloring books containing safety messages for the youngsters. For more information please call 954-964-0534.

This report by:

Veda Coleman-Wright/PIO

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