Hurricane Preparedness: Are You Ready? By Alina Lopez

As I wrote this blog, Tropical Storm Elsa was threatening our shores. Downgraded from a hurricane category 1, it still was expected to bring rain and wind to the Keys and the West side of Florida. Although we’re already a month into hurricane season, it’s wise to brush up on hurricane safety

Proteja a las Personas Mayores  por Alina Lopez 

Junio es el mes de concientización sobre la prevención del abuso de ancianos, y dado que la populación de ancianos está creciendo más rápido que todos los demás grupos de edad, es importante que protejamos a nuestros adultos mayores de los delitos contra ellos. Aunque actualmente el abuso financiero, como el robo, fraude, o explotación electrónica, es el tipo de abuso más común, los delitos físicos y sexuales también afectan a este grupo de edad.   Cada año, 1

Protect the Older Adults in Your Life by Alina Lopez 

June is Elder Abuse Awareness month and with the elderly population growing faster than all other age groups it is important that we protect our older adults from crimes against them. Although currently financial abuse such as theft, fraud, or electronic exploitation is the fastest growing and most common types of abuse,

Recent Gun Violence Outbreak by Alina Lopez 

Time and again we are heartbroken by the news of another gun violence incident that leave bloody marks in our community. I began writing this blog after the Memorial Day weekend shootings across our county, and as I was getting ready to submit the article, I woke up to the news of yet another shooting,

Vacation Safety By Alina Lopez

As we slowly recover from the COVID19 pandemic and things are starting to get back to normal with more restrictions being lifted and more people getting vaccinated, we will be seeing an increased movement in travel and vacations. Summer is right around the corner and it’s a time when many families will

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

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.