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2015 JAG Grant

PUBLIC NOTICE  – 2014 JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT (JAG) PROGRAM

 

The Miramar Police Department is requesting public comment from all Miramar residents on the U.S. Department of Justice 2015 Byrne Justice Assistance Local Solicitation Grant Program.

The Edward Byrne Justice Grant Program is a formula grant to cities and municipalities based on crime and statistics. The grant funds are allocated by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and administered by the Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO). Each jurisdiction proposes its own grant funded project and funds can be used for a variety of law enforcement programs and activities.

The Miramar Police Department is eligible to receive grant funding through the 2015 JAG program. The Miramar Police Department plans to utilize funds to provide equipment to the police force. For more information about these funds please read the announcement. 2015 JAG Grant Information

All comments should be forwarded in writing to:

Miramar Police Department

3064 North Commerce Parkway

Miramar, Florida 33025

Attn: Kim Morrow-Lopez

 

SmartWater

Miramar Police Offer Free SmartWater CSI Kits to Residents

The Miramar Police Department is offering residents free SmartWater CSI kits. Known for reducing theft in local communities, SmartWater CSI provides a forensic coding technology in which residents or business owners mark their valuables with a clear, non-hazardous liquid. The liquid is invisible to the human eye, except under ultraviolet black light. Law enforcement officials can then take the smallest micro-fragment of SmartWater from stolen property and send it to their forensic laboratories, where it can be scientifically analyzed to identify the owner.

In March 2014, Miramar Police partnered with Broward County Crime Stoppers to receive 150 home-coding tracer kits for a pilot program. These kits were given to residents of a target community, at no cost. The patented forensic marking technology attributed to a 22% decrease in residential burglaries from March through December 2014.

Miramar residents, city-wide, can now benefit from this new tool to combat property crimes. The department has purchased an additional 900 SmartWater kits, using State Law Enforcement Trust Funds, to distribute. These kits will be available to city residents on a first-come, first-served basis. Proof of residency required (government issued identification or utility bill). Only one kit will be issued per household. Interested residents should contact 954-602-4327 or email bcreary@miramarpd.org.

For more information on SmartWater, please visit www.smartwater.com.

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AUTO BURGLARY PREVENTION TIPS…

The last thing you need is to find your vehicle’s window broken or items missing. The Miramar
Police Department suggests taking these simple, but important steps to maintain your car’s
safety:

* Don’t leave valuables in your car. That sounds like common sense, but drivers/passengers do leave items of value in plain view every day. If you leave valuable items visible in your car, your car is automatically a target.

* If you must leave valuable items in your car while out and about, place items out of sight before reaching your destination or move them inconspicuously.

* Once home, unload your valuables immediately. Do not store valuables in your car any longer than necessary, and certainly never overnight.

* Try to park in busy, well-lighted areas, or in your garage (if you have one).

* Raise your windows and lock ALL of your vehicle’s doors even if you plan to be gone for only a brief time. Every week, items are stolen from unlocked vehicles where the owner expected to be away for “just a second.” Thieves often target vehicles at gas stations or parents dropping their children off at daycare centers and schools.

* Set any alarm or anti-theft device. If you have one, use it! Many people believe that caralarms no longer make a difference, but they can be an effective deterrent to an auto burglar.

* Don’t think your dark tinted windows will hide your valuables. Thieves often use flashlights to see through tint, and after-market tint is handy to keep all the broken glass in one “sheet” when they break out your window.

WHAT TO DO IF YOUR VEHICLE IS BURGLARIZED:

As soon as you notice your vehicle has been burglarized, do not touch/adjust anything in, on or around the car. As soon as possible, call the police to report the incident.

If you see suspicious activity, call the police immediately.

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Wanted

Justin Davy and Branden Betsy are wanted for an armed robbery and carjacking that took place in Miramar in July 2012. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is urged to contact Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS. Case #: 12-07-05162.