In 2007, the Crime Commission implemented its Police Personnel Recruitment program in an effort to assist Law Enforcement with human resources issues. The program provides a need for certain police departments, as well as a long term approach for departments to grow their own police officers through the local school system.
The Crime Commission
garners its potential representative via social media, grass roots efforts,
such as posters and handouts Click Here, and coordinating with recently Honorably Discharged
veterans. The Broward County Crime Commission plans to eventually offer
classes within the Middle School and High School curriculum regarding Public
Safety. The curriculum will be based upon public safety and disaster
preparedness issues. Hands on instruction will be given to the course
attendees in hope that they will be able to at least be a strong asset within
their own household in a time of a disastrous need.
Broward County Crime Commission members and volunteers will go into schools once per week for seven weeks, to educate kids about the benefits and importance of being on the right side of the law. It will be called the “Make Good Choices” program. Literature and posters will be distributed with Make Good Choices messages. Procedures will be ingrained along with the hard statistics that will make a youngster think twice about being on the wrong side of the law. Also, in contrast, educational benefits of financial aid, scholarships, and life progression will be spelled out if they stay on the right side of the law.
As part of the Make Good Choices program, the Crime Commission will work closely with Broward Police School Liaisons and School Resource Officers in sponsoring bus trips for students to tour Broward and Florida Correctional Facilities. All students are from Middle and High Schools and are selected by the Student Resource Officers. Attendee evaluation sheets suggest this is a powerful and eye opening experience for young people. The Crime Commission and many Law Enforcement Administrators feel this will eventually lead to a future pipeline of potential police officers or community service aids that will be homegrown right here, in our own back yard. Click here for Becoming a Police Officer in Florida – FDLE:
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