Crusader Cuddles Program:
Through the Saint Gregory’s Crusader Cuddles program, students donated stuffed animals along with a personal message attached to them. These animals are used by officers and first responders to give children in a crisis situations. Thanks Officer Walcott for all that you do!
Senior Heath Fair:
The Senior Health Fair was held on February 16, 2018 at Deicke Auditorium, sponsored by Parks and Recreation. Lynn Braden and a few Seniors helped support the event by providing information on health issues and locations with senior activity events. A nutritionist was also present at the event. A pizza lunch was served.
Moonlit Movie Night:
On March 9, 2018 the Chamber of Commerce hosted Moonlit Movie Night at the Fountains. Vendors from all over the City were in attendance. “Ferdinand” played on the big screen. Everyone enjoyed music, games, crafts and prizes. The event was free.
Coffee with a Cop:
On March 22, 2018 from 10 AM -2 PM, Coffee with a Cop was held at Starbucks located in Target on Federated highway. This gave residents the opportunity to meet Police Staff and ask questions while having a cup of coffee. The next Coffee with a Cop event is scheduled for June 14, 2018 from 10 AM -12 PM at the Starbucks located on 827 N. Nob Hill. Rd.
Honor Guard Academy
On February 6-9, 2018 there were over 120 participants at the Honor Guard Academy that graduated after a 4 day training that prepares an officer or a civilian to conduct a funeral with full honors. Officer CeJay Hammack represented Plantation Police Department.
Pet Micro- Chip Scanner
The Plantation Police Department General Services Division has obtained a Pet Micro-Chip Scanner to assist officers/CSA’s to ID stray animals. The scanner has saved countless man hours reuniting canines with their owner at the PD, avoiding a trip to Animal Control. The officer or CSA who is assigned the Animal Call will place the canine in our kennels and then proceed to Dispatch to pick up the scanner. The scanner is stored in Dispatch allowing 24 hour access to the machine. This allows Alpha shift officers the ability to locate the owner after normal business hours since Animal Control will not respond until the next business day.
If the canine scan is negative, we then proceed with notifying Animal Control but if the canine is scanned positive and found to have a microchip, the officer will search the microchip database for the owner. The PD has reunited 12+ canines with their owners. Prior to the microchip scanner, every canine was sent to Animal Control with an unknown resolution.