National Law Enforcement Month By Alina Lopez

National Law Enforcement Month   There isn’t a more dangerous and unpredictable career as that of law enforcement. Every year nationwide, we lose officers in the line of duty to murders, car or motorcycle accidents, on the job injuries, illnesses, and this past year, COVID19. Since 1962, President Kennedy and Congress proclaimed

“National Crime Victims’ Rights Week” by Alina Lopez

“National Crime Victims’ Rights Week” by Alina Lopez This past week, April 18-24, 2021, the Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime celebrated their annual National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, which is dedicated to learning about victimization and the effects it has on individuals and the community, as well as recognize

April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month By Alina Lopez

April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month On my last blog, I wrote about the Youth Crime Watch “Stop the Violence” Blue Ribbon Week Campaign, but there’s another Blue Ribbon nationwide movement the whole month of April for Child Abuse Prevention Awareness. Too often we hear of awful cases of child abuse and

Youth Crime Watch “Stop the Violence” Blue Ribbon Week- By Alina Lopez

All students have the right to learn in a safe, violent free environment. In fact, a positive, friendly school atmosphere promotes learning and produces better students. Unfortunately, school violence incidents occur more often than we wish. Prevention efforts by teachers, administrators, law enforcement, parents, and students themselves, have proven to reduce violence

Neighborhood Watch in Times of COVID by Alina Lopez

Neighborhood Watch in Times of COVID   The past two blogs that I’ve written about have been focusing on current trends or events occurring in our area, but it’s important to concentrate on this organization’s bread and butter, the neighborhood watch program. Most, if not all, of our lives have changed in

Check Out the Gun Buyback Program and Event by Alina Lopez

Do you have a firearm that you want to get rid of? Inherited a gun and want to get it off your hands but don’t know how? There’s a program for that. On February 28, 2021 from 9:00 AM to Noon, Miami Dade Commissioner Sally A. Heyman, the Miami-Dade Police Department, the

Prevent Being a Victim of Tax Fraud by Alina Lopez

Tax season is upon us once again and as the saying goes, there are only two things certain in life, death and taxes. It’s only fitting then to review tax fraud prevention. Tax fraud is a serious but common occurrence where someone uses your stolen personal information, including social security number, to

A Message from Citizens’ Crime Watch of Miami-Dade County, Inc.

As economic stress rises, criminal behavior increases. Now more than ever we have to be vigilant of our surrounding and aware of scams. We have all dealt with scam calls and emails. We expect that to be on the rise. Beware of phising attacks via emails, text messages and phone calls. Phishing

Citizen’s Crime Watch of Miami-Dade

Citizens’ Crime Watch is a nonprofit county-wide crime prevention program funded by the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, grants and donations.