What is the Security Patrol?
The Security Patrol is a team of privately hired off-duty Ft. Lauderdale police officers who patrol CRCCE in uniform and city police cars.
Why do we need a Security Patrol?
CRCCE is bordered on three sides by major roads with commercial businesses that attract customers from every part of the county. In addition to access off any of these roads, Bayview Drive cuts through the entire north to south axis of the neighborhood. Constant out-of-area traffic with easy access makes CRCCE an attractive target. This is reflected in the recent increase in home and car break-ins in our neighborhood.
The patrol provides an extra level of safety. They are a supplement to regular Ft. Lauderdale police officers. The Patrol officers’ frequency in the neighborhood ensures that they will become acquainted with members and their homes.
When will the office be on patrol?
Detail Co-Ordinator Lt. DeAnna Greenlaw sets the patrol day and night hours varying them to prevent establishing a recognizable pattern. After the completion of their shift, officers submit an activity log that includes house checks and incident reports. The number of hours of coverage depends on the number of residents enrolled in the Patrol. For example, 400 enrolled residents allow for 11 – 12 hours of coverage per day.
How do I summon help in an emergency?
In any emergency – CALL 911. Patrol officers will be monitoring the department radio and as a back-up dispatch will notify the officer directly that there is a problem in his area.