FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kea Council, Neighborhood Watch Specialist
Orlando Police Department
Mayor Buddy Dyer and Police Chief Paul
Rooney Recognize Block Captains at the 27th Annual Neighborhood Watch
Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orlando City Commissioners and Orlando Police
Department Chief Paul Rooney will recognize the dedicated efforts of
Neighborhood Watch Block Captains at the annual Neighborhood Watch
This is the 27th year that Orlando has recognized the role citizens play
in crime prevention. There are currently more than 700 Neighborhood
Watch Block Captains in the City of Orlando.
The Orlando Police Departments (OPD) Neighborhood Watch Block Captains
have made considerable contributions to the City of Orlando. Their
dedication has led OPD to place in the top three for the past six
consecutive years in the National Night Out crime prevention event
sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. In 2011, the
Orlando Police Department was selected as the Category 2 1st place
National Night Out area.
These efforts along with those of OPD officers and staff have led to an
overall 7.6% reduction in violent crime.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Harry P. Leu Gardens
For more information on the Orlando Police Departments Neighborhood
Watch Program, please call (407) 246-2369.