The Plantation Police Department has a number of programs to connect the force with the community. The Community Engagement Unit’s (CEU) primary responsibilities consist of reaching people in a friendly and neutral environment designed to build and enhance positive relationships with law enforcement.
The mission of the CEU is to connect with the community by building positive relationships and providing public education regarding personal safety and crime prevention. Officers also serve as problem solvers to connect people with social services. Additionally, they foster relationships with at-risk youth through the Plantation Police Department’s Mentorship Program. This program is designed to create meaningful relationships through the use of follow up with the juvenile and their families, field trips, board games, and various other activities.
The CEU also houses “The Fuzz” which is a musical band comprised entirely of Plantation Police Officers. The band plays a variety of music, encompassing multiple genres. They can be seen at city functions and even city parades!
The CEU also works with local area non-profits to support outreach programs such as Shop with a Cop, DEA Drug Take Back, Back to School Supplies Drive, Holiday Food Drive and Thanksgiving meals giveaway, and the Christmas Toy Drive.
Citizen Police Academy
The Citizen’s Police Academy will be starting up again in January 2023. This 8-week course is free of charge and open to adults and children over 13 years of age who live, work or are affiliated with the city of Plantation. The course includes a K-9 demonstration, firearms safety and tour of the range, information on the Explorer program, gangs and organized crime, crime scene investigation and forensics, participation in a D.U.I scenario, viewing a robbery scenario, and much more. Space is limited, and Refreshments will be served.
Seniors and Law Enforcement
This organization for people 50 years of age or older not only performs many service projects for the City of Plantation but is an active and social group as well. Want to have fun meeting other seniors and doing some good for your community? Then come to the S.A.L.T. meetings! SALT meets every 3rd Thursday of the month. A free breakfast is served at 9:00 am, with the meeting from 9:30 am – 10:30 am.
For information or an application for any of the above classes or programs, contact Lieutenant Rudy Brown at [email protected] The Plantation Police Department’s Citizen Outreach is located in the Westfield Broward Mall, 8000 W. Broward Boulevard. Enter the mall through the North Entrance adjacent to Dillards.