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NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME

Mark your Calendars!  Please join me and other members of your Wilton Manors Police Department and your City Commissioners at our next National Night Out Against Crime which will be held on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at various neighborhood locations throughout the city.  Please check our website for details: www.wiltonmanors.com/nno. We look forward to meeting all of you, your families, your friends and your neighbors as we celebrate this event which brings together the very best of our community!

NNO 2015Remember….KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOR; KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

The above phrase is the essence of Night Out Against Crime as it gets us out of the house and into the neighborhood to meet our neighbors, banding together to make Wilton Manors a great community!



SPEAKING OF CRIME – 2014 UCR Report

Each year the FBI & FDLE work with local law enforcement toUCR Logo produce the Uniform Crime Report which tracks Part I crimes (Homicide, Sexual Assault, Robbery, Burglary, Larceny, Auto Theft & Aggravated Assault). Wilton Manors experienced a slight decrease in the crime rate in 2014 when compared with 2013.  Needless to say WMPD has work to do but we are going in the right direction.  Two highlights in this report were: Wilton Manors had a 39% decrease in the number of burglaries since 2013 and our clearance rate of 24.6% was the highest since 2000; WMPD is proud of both achievements!


WHO ARE YOU GOING TO CALL – 911?


Red PhoneAs you know, Broward County is leading the efforts to consolidate all Public Safety Dispatch in our County.  It is a daunting task that now enters its 9th month. No doubt, there have been and continues to be “bumps in the road.”  On May 12, 2015 the County Commission hired Mission Critical Partners to serve as the County’s Technical Consultant and to provide detailed analysis and evaluation of solutions to replace the County’s existing and aging radio system.  The County anticipates that this will be an 18-24 month phased project.  In the meantime, we need to remember the following:

Emergency:  911

Non-emergency need  954-764-HELP (4357)
for a police officer to respond

Wilton Manors Front Desk:  954-390-2150




WALK ALONG THE DRIVE; NOT IN THE ROAD!

NO DOUBT, you have heard the unfortunate news that several pedestrians who wereUse The Crosswalk improperly crossing the Drive have been struck by cars.  WMPD has been in an ongoing Pedestrian Safety Awareness campaign which entails an aggressive education / enforcement effort designed to remind each of us that the ONLY SAFE WAY to cross the Drive is to use the CROSSWALK.  In just the first few weeks of this campaign WMPD has written about a dozen citations and issued several dozen verbal warnings.  In addition, WMPD has stepped up the speed enforcement using a traffic enforcement operational plan utilizing radar.

Friends, in a collision between a car and a pedestrian the car always wins.  Thus, the pedestrian must take the proper precautions by using a crosswalk which has been designed and installed for their protection.  To cross the Drive outside a crosswalk is taking a needless risk. 

Please remember that Wilton Drive is a State Road.  Thus, any and all changes to the Drive must be approved by FDOT.  The City and WMPD are working with FDOT in an effort to remedy the issue by either building more crosswalks or redesigning the Drive to make it safer for both pedestrians and motorist.  In the meantime, WMPD will continue its education / enforcement efforts throughout the summer.  

As always, the Wilton Manors Police Department is at your service day or night, 24/7.   Feel free to visit us on our website at www.wmpd.org or visit us at City Hall during normal business hours.

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EMERGENCY  9-1-1

Non-Emergency / Dispatch
(954) 764 - HELP   (4357)

Information/Administration

954 390-2150
954 390-2189 Fax

Chief of Police
Paul O'Connell
954 390-2158
poconnell@wmpd.org

Commander of Operations
Gary Blocker
954 390-2185
gblocker@wmpd.org

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