Don’t Let Crime Sour Your Holiday Spirit by Alina Lopez 

‘Tis the season to be jolly, but burglars and thieves have other reasons to celebrate during this time. Unfortunately, criminals view the holiday season as an opportunity to burglarize your home for gifts or are out looking for easy targets on the streets. The following are some crime prevention strategies that you

Home Alone: The Summer Version by Alina Lopez 

Summer break is finally here. I’m sure many teachers are relieved that this time has finally come and they can take a break from the classroom for a bit and I’m sure many students are just as ecstatic to be on a school break for about two months. Some parents on the

School Shootings: Mental Illness or Pure Evil? by Alina Lopez

The devastating incident at Uvalde, TX, trails recent mass shootings that have occurred in our country. We are mourning and outraged, especially with what happened at Uvalde, because it took the lives of 21 innocent victims: 19 of them children between the ages of 9 and 11. After every such terrible event,

National Police Week – Honoring Our Law Enforcement Officers by Alina Lopez

There isn’t a more dangerous and unpredictable career than 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 recently to COVID. Aside from the physical perils law enforcement agents face, there’s also the psychological

Staying Safe While Finding Love Online by Alina Lopez 

Oh love...For the most part, everyone is looking for that forever partner to share their life with. It is a wonderful feeling to love and be loved. In today’s day and age, online dating has become a popular method to meet “the one”. Of course, traditional modes to meet someone still stand,

Road Rage – the Real Fast and the Furious by Alina Lopez

Recent incidents of road rage have made news locally, especially because these cases have resulted in the victims being gunned down on the highway. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have seen a sharp increase of these cases; perhaps because the pandemic has introduced new stressors into people’s lives or exacerbated

Teen Suicide – Factors and Prevention by Alina Lopez 

A common misconception about suicidal talk and suicidal attempts is that it’s a bid for attention or a “cry for help.” Kids who speak of killing themselves are dismissed as being overly dramatic, but a threat of suicide should never be over looked. A leading cause of suicide is an underlying mental

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.