Mayor Buddy Dyer and Police Chief Val B. Demings Recognize Block Captains
at the 26th Annual Neighborhood Watch Leaders Forum
WHAT: Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orlando City Commissioners and
Orlando Police Department Chief Val B. Demings, will recognize the dedicated
efforts of nearly 200 Neighborhood Watch Block Captains on Wednesday, February
2, 2011 at the Harry P. Leu Gardens. This is the 26th year that Orlando has
recognized the role citizens play in crime prevention. Neighborhood Watch Block
Captains represent approximately 726 streets 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 lead OPD
to place in the top three for the past five consecutive years in the National
Night Out crime prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town
Watch. Orlando residents held 96 National Night Out block parties making it a
record year for citizen participation. These efforts along with those of OPD
officers and staff have led to an overall 12% reduction in violent crime.
For more information on the Orlando Police Departments Neighborhood Watch
Program, please call (407) 246-2369.
WHEN: Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Program begins at 11 a.m.
Mayor Dyer media availability: 10:45 – 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Harry P. Leu Gardens
1920 North Forest Avenue, Orlando, FL