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Message From The Chief
Citizens Police Academy #2

The Wilton Manors Police Department is very proud to announce the successful graduation of 16 individuals from our second Citizens Police Academy.  Over the course of 8 weeks and many hours these special people took time out of their very busy lives to spend time with the members of our Police Department.  They saw the work we do in Law Enforcement, why we do that work in a particular way and, most importantly, how we do it.  In a way, WMPD “pulled back the veil” of our profession and gave these good people a sneak peek of the many challenges police officers face on a daily basis.  The classes were great fun and it was a learning experience for both the students and instructors alike!

Congratulations to:

Joan Baumet , Bruce Bogen, Anthony Cure, Monte Kingstone, Joseph Knox, Barbara Levine, David Palmer, Krystal Peguero, Glen Perez, Bennett Quade, Gabriel Roura, Wayne Schotanus, Michael Shaffer, Barbara Smith, Mary Ulm, Michael Weitzman, Nicole Killmer

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 Here is a quick follow-up regarding a disturbing trend in Suicide that we have discussed in the past.  You will recall in past columns we wrote that Wilton Manors has a suicide rate two times higher than the national rate (per capita).  In April, 2012 Mayor Resnick held a Town Hall meeting in partnership with the Florida Initiative for the Prevention of Suicide (F.I.S.P.  What a great experience that was when a room filled with heroes gathered together to listen, learn and help.

In 2013, Jackie Rosen (Director of F.I.S.P.) followed up that Town Hall meeting with a FISPseries of performances entitled, “Not Alone! Expressions of Hope Project.”  Those performances, done in partnership with the Pride Center, were the culmination of a year long project funded by The Community Foundation of Broward and designed to engage in a meaningful dialogue the entire LGBT Community of Wilton Manors.  What a great success that was! 

In addition, the City of Wilton Manors and the Wilton Manors Police Department was a main sponsor in a fund raising event held just this past February at which our own Howard Cohen, MS LMHC, NCC was honored for his work in the community.  Also acknowledged was the continuing partnership between the Wilton Manors Police Department and FISP which is critical to reducing the incidents of suicide.

Our job is not done!! In a recent article in Time Magazine, written by Josh Sanburn, (11/25/13) statistics showed a disturbing upward trend in the number of suicides nationwide.  Suicide rates have been climbing since 2005.  In 2009 the number of suicide surpassed deaths from motor vehicles accidents for the very first time.  In 2010, 38,368 Americans killed themselves.  More disturbing, the rate of suicides for men ages 50 – 54 has increased 49.4% between 1999 and 2010.

When in need for a shoulder to lean on, please reach out to F.I.S.P. for help either for yourself or for a friend who is in need.  We are in this together!

As always, the Wilton Manors Police Department is at your service day or night, 24/7.  Feel free to visit us in person at City Hall, 2020 Wilton Drive or our website at

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