Police Public Safety Day set for Dec. 8 at Greer Park

The Pinecrest Police Department will host the 2012 Police Public Safety Day at the Evelyn Greer Park, 8200 SW 124 St., on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Be there at 11 a.m. for a “meet and greet” with Pinecrest’s new police chief, Samuel Ceballos, Jr.

Police Public Safety Day is a great opportunity for the community to interact with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, the Miami- Dade Fire Department and other organizations. The event will feature crime prevention vehicles, safety demonstrations, educational displays, children’s activities and child fingerprinting.

Many area law enforcement agencies have confirmed their participation, including the Medley Police, Hialeah Gardens Police, Key Biscayne Police, South Miami Police, Coral Gables Police, Miami Police, Miami-Dade Police, Florida Highway Patrol, Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission, U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The Miami-Dade Fire Department’s rescue and ladder trucks and the anti-venom unit also will be on display.

Other agencies and organizations that have confirmed participation include the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers, Police Officer Assistance Trust (POAT), American Automobile Association (AAA), Pinecrest Business Association, SafetyNet by Lojack, OnStar Safety and Navigation Presented by Williamson Cadillac, and many others.

The public will have the opportunity to observe police command vehicles, the Miami-Dade Police Crime Prevention bus, the Miami-Dade static display helicopter (HELO), as well as other law enforcement vehicles and equipment. There will be K-9 and SWAT demonstrations by the City of Miami and Miami-Dade police departments.

Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers will provide free child fingerprinting. Children’s entertainment will include bounce houses, free face painting, and great photo ops with police officers and firefighters. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

Admission is free and complimentary refreshments will be served while supplies last. We will also accept unwrapped, unopened toys for a holiday toy drive.

Additional event parking will be available at the Pinecrest Municipal Center, 12645 S. Dixie Hwy., connected to Greer Park by a convenient walkway.

Please join us and take this opportunity to learn more about the Pinecrest Police Department and our law enforcement partners.

For more information, call 305-234- 2100, ext. 382.

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