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The Protect Rio Vista program utilizes your subscription funds to hire off-duty Fort Lauderdale police officers to patrol in the neighborhood.  The officers are in uniform when on duty and have full authority to take official action action should a crime take place while on patrol.  The officers patrol in a marked car leased by the civic association and will be dispatched by FLPD for any 911 call recieved from the neighborhood.  Members also recieve a cell phone number by which they may contact the patrol officers directly while they are on duty.  Members also recieve the opportunity to request a vacation check of their home when they are out of town. 


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Sunday, July 03, 2016

1300    10-8 Called in detail and listened to one message from Captain Scelfo regarding an alarm at a residence in Rio Vista.  I called back the resident after checking the home to let her know all was good. Also removed all her mail which was piling up and put it on the back patio

1320    Began vacation checks, rain started to fall so vacation checks were suspended.  I resume the vacation checks however unable to complete all due to weather.

1600    10-7

Monday, July 04, 2016           

0630    10-8 I called in the detail and left a message for Carol/One message on detail phone

0645    I repaired, updated the current vacation home log and checked the previous activity logs

0715    I began my patrols and checks of the mere (33) vacation homes.

0920    (3) large delivery boxes were moved to the rear during home check

0950    I startled the cleaning lady and her girlfriend at the pool of the vacation home  There was no one initially reported to be on location by the home owner however after checking further with the owner this subject was granted access to the property and identified as her cleaning lady.

1025    All (22) homes on the mainland checked secure, now on to the Isles.

1120    I assisted a lost motorist seeking Broward Health Medical Center.

1200    All (11) of the homes on the Isles checked secure, talk about holiday fun!!

1230    10-7, Happy 4th of July to all even if it’s about 195 degrees in the today

Sunday, June 19, 2016

1710    10-8, starting checks

1930    Patrolled Isles, mainland and LYC.

2010    completed checks, all appear secure

Monday June 20, 2016     

0800   10 8 called in detail start patrolling

0900    I started the vacation checks and completed all..

1100    I checked parks, Isles and Federal Hwy Corridor. Caller/resident called and complained regarding delivery truck blocking Cordova and 9 St I checked the area and the vehicle was GOA

1515    I began my patrols and re-checks of the vacation homes

1630    All (17) of the vacation homes appeared secure on re-checks

1740    Received a call on the detail phone from resident on Ponce in reference to two young W/M’s going door to door knocking and speaking to residents.  I located the individuals (one of which is a Rio Vista resident) and inquired about their activities.  I was shown a four question survey they were conducting in reference to waste disposal.  They were not selling any products only collecting data for a conservation project they were studying. 

            I advised them of the complaint and advised them if the complaints continued we may have to address this again however they did not appear to be in violation of the City Ordinance under these circumstances and they were allowed to continue.

1830    Patrolled the main entrance streets of the neighborhood.

1925    Dispatched to a residential alarm.  The home owners partner was present with key and code but stated she accidentally forgot to disarmed the alarm before she re-entered the home.  It was closed as accidental.

2000    Staging the patrol car at SE 9 Street and SE 11 Ct. 

2120    Foot patrols back to my car along SE 9 Ave, Ponce De Leon, SE 9 Street and SE 8 Street

Monday, June 06, 2016      

1600    Resumed patrols and checks of the (20) vacation homes.

1635    Received call on detail phone from resident requesting extra patrol of this home today and tomorrow as the home will be tented.  This information was passed along to the FLPD third shift patrol sergeants as well.

1700    All of the vacation homes on the mainland checked secure

1820    All of the vacation homes on the Isles checked secure.  With numerous delivery packages taken to the rear

1900    Patrolled the Yacht Club and Isles.

2000    Patrolled the main entrance streets to the neighborhood with foot patrol on the school and church properties before a thunderstorm begins.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016     

0410    Patrolled neighborhood/roving patrol

0800    Out of service

1600    10-8, no messages

1615    Beginning vacation checks

1830    Completed vacation checks

1900    To the station for fuel

2000    Raining like crazy!

2050    Stopped 2 youths on golf cart.  14 years old.  Advised on DL law and sent home with warning that future violations would be tickets.

2300    Drive through of LYC, Roving patrol of Isles, Found a fisherman on the 7 Street Isle; who stated he had been fishing there for years and had a fishing license.  More roving patrols

2355    Ford Focus parked in the middle of the road of 8 Street Isle; after investigating it was an uber driver looking for a house.

0100    More roving patrols, Federal Hwy business and last route around every street and Isle

0205    10-7

Sunday, May 22, 2016     

0210    Patrolled neighborhood

0500    Out of service


1605    In-service, called in, added one to vacation log. One message left on detail phone in reference to a vagrant on property at 6 Ct.  I’ll check it on my way to check it out.

1730    completed checks all appeared secure, no vagrant found

1905    very quiet evening with an awesome sunset

2005    out of service

Monday, May 23, 2016     

0140    Patrolled neighborhood. I removed several subjects from fishing at the dead end of SE 10 Street.

0430    Out of service

1500    10-8 I called in the detail and spoke to Carol/(3) Messages on detail phone

            1530    I began my patrols and checks of the vacation homes

1710    All of the vacation homes appeared to be secure

1740    Received call from resident requesting vacation home check

1800    Patrols of all of the parks

1900    Patrols of the main entrance streets to the neighborhood

1945    Checked on parking issue in the 800 block of Ponce – All was clear

2015    Foot patrols of the businesses, church and school properties along Federal Hwy

2030    Extended foot patrol in the area of the school as a large year end event is underway with many vehicles present ay the time.

Sunday, May 08, 2016


0400    10-8, called in, Happy Mother’s Day!!!!!

0600    Completed either walk-thru or drive-by vacation checks, all appeared secure, 10-7

Monday, May 09, 2016    


0700    Began and completed the out of town checks, all appear to be secure.

0830    Patrolled isles, bridges, and LYC, no unusual activity to report.

0900    Patrolled Rio mainland and parks, many residents out enjoying the nice weather, remained visible.

0930    Patrolled business district along S. Fed.   All quiet.

0950    Flagged down by non member resident complaining about continuous dog barking. Upon knocking at  there was NO barking ETC, contact was made with who stated her dogs are usually kept in the house and she has been having an on going issue as he continues to harass her and at one time placed his hands on her (advised to report this to PD).  provided with a noise control ordinance brochure and was very cooperative.

1015    Final rounds

1520    Beginning my patrols and re-checks of the vacation homes

1630    I spoke to a resident about all the people collecting trash in the neighborhood

1700    All of the vacation homes checked secure on re-checks.

1740    It is apparent big trash day is here again.  The parade of treasure seekers are circulating the area windshield shopping for curbside bargains.  There is a wide variety of merchandise to choose from today something on every ones list I am sure.  I have seen wicker furniture, televisions, old paint, garden hoses, swing sets and a church pew on one street alone. 

1830    Checking the parks as many are out enjoying a nice evening.

1915    Patrolled the church, school and businesses along Federal Hwy

2030    Final patrols

2100    10-7


Sunday, April 10, 2016


1230    Called in hours, 1 voice mail; and text requested vacation check be delayed one day. I started the vacation checks. I walked the dock along Hemmingway

            LYC Patrol, Isles vacation checks and park checks.

1530    10-7

Monday, April 11, 2016                  


0700    Began and completed the out of town checks

0740    Patrolled Isles, and bridges. All clear of fishermen and students hanging out.

0840    Patrolled LYC.

0900    Patrolled Rio mainland and parks, lots of residents out enjoying the nice weather. I remained visible in area.

0930    Patrolled business district along S. Fed. No unusual activity to report.

1500    10-8, detail called in to Carole. No messages on the detail phone, reviewed log and began remaining out of town checks.

1508    Traffic stop at Cordova & 12 St. in reference to a stop sign violation. Warned and admonished.

1522   Out of town checks complete and apparently secure.

1840    Advised of children operating a golf cart in an unsafe manner. Contact made with the mother who denied her children were riding the cart, they had not operated in the past year, etc… I took the opportunity to suggest there was a misunderstanding and then advised her the car had to be street safe, registered, have the triangle reflector mounted on the rear and any operator had to have a valid DL. She got where I was going with that.

2000   Corridors, parks, LYC, Hemingway and neighborhood secure. 10-7

Sunday, March 27, 2016


1620    10-8 I called in and starting patrol.

1820    Completed vacation checks, still driving around.

2020    10-7  I completed checks of mainland and isles.

Monday, March 28, 2016        


0810    Began and completed the out of town checks.

0900    Dispatched to a traffic complaint at 9 Street and Cordova Road, upon my immediate arrival the 18 wheeler was gone.

0955    Return to Rio, patrolled isles, bridges, and LYC. No unusual activity to report.

1020    Patrolled Rio mainland and parks.

1045    Patrolled business district along S. Federal Hwy.

1120    Remained visible mainland vicinity.

1140    Final rounds.

1520    I began my patrols and re-checks of the vacation homes.

1550    Dispatched to a residential alarm. Upon arrival I spoke to the mother of the property owner who was checking the home for her son while he was out of town. She stated that she did not get the alarm shut off in time to prevent the call to the alarm company. All was secure, coded out as accidental.

1700    All of the vacation homes checked secure on re-checks.

1735    I checked all of the parks

1820    While patrolling I noticed a a ups delivery box setting in front of the Rio Vista Community Church offices but it appeared the delivery must have came in late and no one was available to take it inside. For security purposes I took the package to the rear of the church where I located a custodian who took it into the office area where it was secured. I also contacted the church administrator Ken Northstram to make him aware of the situation.  

1900    Removed two youths (11 years old) skateboarding in the street on SE 11 Ct. with no           regard for public safety or their own.

2000    Continuing patrol throughout the neighborhood

2130    Foot patrol on SE 11 Ct., SE 9 Street and Ponce De Leon. (All appears secure)


Sunday, March 13, 2016

1720    Picked up equipment and called in detail. I am starting patrol and vacation checks.

2020    Completed checks, all appears secure, and patrol of mainland, isles and LYC.

Monday, March 14, 2016                

0730    Began and completed the out of town checks, all appear to be secure.

0830    Patrolled bridges, isles, and LYC.

0900    Provided to motorist seeking courthouse.

0945    Patrolled Rio mainland and parks.

1000    Patrolled business district.

1040    To the station to return computer.

1525    I began patrols and re-checks of the vacation homes

1545    Captain Scelfo called and stated the assigned vehicle has been repaired and was ready to pick up at the police garage.

1715    Rain begins but all of the homes checked secure on re-checks                       

1900    Patrols of businesses along US 1, church, school and parks.

2000    10-7 Called out for a VCU case.

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