Aventura Police Slingshot Reveal
April 7, 2023
The Aventura Police Department provides a variety of community programs focused on crime and drug prevention, emergency preparedness, community safety and involvement.
The Department has a long history of professionalism and community involvement. In fact, back in 2000, the Aventura Police Department became the youngest agency to ever receive accreditation status through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). The accreditation means the Police Department has been recognized by an independent organization composed of representatives of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Sheriff’s Association, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, the Police Executive Research Forum and has complied with over four hundred standards that have been established as benchmarks of excellence. Accreditation is a coveted award that symbolizes professionalism, excellence and competence.
Even with all the success the Department has achieved since its inception, one of the most shining achievements the Department partakes in is outreach. From the DARE Program, Red Ribbon Week, National Night Out and the Aventura Safe Kids program. The Aventura Police Department is truly a community oriented department. In fact here are some of their outreach initiatives:
• Community Patrol Officers volunteer to take on additional duties to assist persons with non-crime related matters.
• The Department has been trained in bike patrol methods and tactics and they patrol various areas of the City on bicycles.
• The City of Aventura works in partnership with the Miami-Dade Office of Emergency Management to help prepare the community for large-scale emergency events, which may impact police services and the availability of resources for a prolonged period of time.
• Officers work in conjunction with the City of Aventura Code Compliance Division to respond to community issues.
Many times community outreach is done for specific events but that's all changing with the latest reveal. Now the Department is taking outreach to the next level and are proud to present their newest community policing and recruitment initiative, The Aventura Police Slingshot. Their new Slingshot vehicle will help spotlight what the City of Aventura has to offer its residents and the South Florida community. In addition it assists in building bonds through partnerships, engagement and outreach.
Check out their latest community policing initiative, The Slingshot on YouTube: http://ow.ly/lfuA50Ncstm