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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, 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.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

1730    10-8, flagged in while driving to the detail ref. a delayed burglary 1600 block W. Davie called in to dispatch. I was then dispatched to an alarm at a residence, cancelled with proper code upon arrival. I called in detail to Carol.

2030    Completed checks, all appeared secure.

2130    10-7

Monday, February 29, 2016  

0645    Began and completed the out of town checks, all appear to be secure. Upon checking home. I observed the front N/W screen down and lying in the bushes. The window is secure and there are no signs of foul play.

0740    Patrolled Isles, bridges, and LYC. No unusual activity to report.

0800    Flagged down by motorist in need of directions to Holiday Inn on 17 Street.

0820    Flagged down by motorist looking for main jail.

0840    Flagged down by Rio resident who believes he observed an individual trying door handles in the area of Ponce. Upon my arrival it was it was confirmed to be a construction worker who owned the car, all 10-4.

0900    Provided directions to motorist in search of SE 3Rd Ave. for a deposition.

0920    Flagged down by Rio resident who advised that kids are playing in the construction site in the area of 1026 13 Terrace, it appears to be happening over the weekend.

0930    Flagged down ref several concrete trucks on 9 Street rinsing their residue off into the cities drain system. Upon arrival at the end of 9 St, I observed approximately 8 concrete trucks lined up waiting their turn to pump concrete into the foundation/walls of the soon to be 13000 Sq Ft home. There was one truck rinsing off in the 1700 block, I made contact with the driver who adhered and stopped upon my request. I then made contact with the GC of the site and advised him they can not continue to rinse trucks in the area. Stated he will advise the drivers, also stated there are 15 trucks expected today and the concrete work is almost done.

1010    Final rounds.

1515    I began my patrols and deliveries of stickers and signs to new members list.

1630    Resumed patrols, home checks and sign placements

1845    I delivered the entire new membership list of stickers and yard signs

1900    All of the vacation homes checked secure on re-check.

1930    I received a new vacation home check and added it to the daily checklist.

2000    New yard sign delivered as requested.

2045    Checking the constructions sites and parks

2115    Foot patrol in Ponce, SE 11 Ct.

Sunday, February 14, 2016 

1700    10-8, called.

            I vacation check added.

1800    Resident wanted to report loud revving trucks at the neighbors, documented MI.

2100    Completed checks, all appear secure

2200   Patrolled Isles and mainland

0000    10-7

Monday, February 15, 2016        

0640    Began and completed the out of town checks, all appear to be secure.

0740    I reviewed the activity log.

0750    Patrolled Rio isles, bridges, and LYC. No fisherman present, no early morning construction workers present.

0815    Patrolled Rio mainland and parks, so far fairly quiet, everybody sleeping in.

0900    Patrolled business district along S. Federal Hwy. No unusual activity to report.

0920    Provided directions to medic service seeking port.

1000    Assisted patrol on a disturbance call.

1430    Monitored traffic at one way. I scared away a couple of violators.

1600    Took vehicle to wash off all the dirt that has accumulated. Don’t know how much it actually helped.

1730    Patrols through the mainland

1830    Monitored traffic at red light on SE 9 St

1950    Flagged down to ask my recommendation for a restaurant with good guacamole.

2040    Checked Yacht Club and Hemmingway

Sunday, January 31, 2016      

0715    Checked all of the businesses, parks and bridges. All were found clear.

0805    A UPS package taken to the rear during check

0815    All of the vacation homes were found secure

0830    Out of service for Rio Vista Church detail

1300    Back in service, resuming patrols of the neighborhood

1315    Received call on detail phone requesting as vacation home check

1400    Received a complaint of a W/M subject loitering at the SE 7 Street entrance to Rio Vista. When I arrived the subject was consuming a beer and reading a newspaper. He was asked to leave the area permanently or be removed by arrest. He elected to dump out all of his beers and collected his garbage as he left.

1500    Patrolled the parks again

1530    Final checks of the area, including foot patrol around the church and school properties.


Monday, February 01, 2016            

0630    10-8, I left a message with Carol. There are no new voicemails or texts. I reviewed the activity log.

0645    Began and completed the out of town checks, all appear to be secure.

0715    School bus stops patrolled

0800    Patrolled Isles, bridges and LYC, no unusual activity to report. No fisherman present.

0830    Patrolled Rio mainland, and business district. A very quiet day due to heavy rain.

0900    Spoke with RVCA members in LYC parking lot, nothing of importance.

0940    Remained visible Rio mainland.

1705    Moved vehicle parked in lane on Cordova

1930    Attended RVCA HOA meeting at the church. Concerns brought up over the Domino’s Pizza for people hanging out late at night and blasting music. I advised that we would provide extra patrols. There was a large showing of support for the detail and much appreciation for everyone working.

2100    Back to patrols

2245    10-7

Sunday, January 17, 2016

1630    I called in the detail and reviewed the log. I am starting patrol.

1830    completed checks, all appear secure

2030    quiet and cool day, checked park numerous times with no loose dogs

Monday, January 18, 2016            

0615    conducted early morning patrol of business district along south Federal Highway. No unusual activity to report.

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

0800    Patrolled isles, bridges, and LYC.

0830    Stopped by residence to address his concern, all 10-4.

0900    Patrolled Rio mainland and parks, plenty of people out jogging, walking dogs, ETC. I remained visible on mainland.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

2230    10-8, I added a check to the list.

0130    completed drive-by checks of all vacation homes.

0430    10-7

Monday, December 21, 2015              

0800    Began and completed the out of town checks and all appear to be secure. There were no packages present this morning.

0940    We received an email requesting check on elderly resident. Went by this morning and introduced myself and advised him if he needs anything to ask. I will continue to check on him.

1010    Patrol of Isles, bridges, and LYC. No unusual activity to report.

1030    A quick patrol of Rio mainland and parks.

1545    Call from resident in reference a door handle ripped off his Lexus parked in the drive. This occurred from 230-300 pm. I took the report and processed the car for latent fingerprints

1820    Email complaint of people running one way. (I began enforcement)

1915    Traffic stop of golf cart with no lights. Shorted out and got working again

2000    Traffic stop for one way violation. (a was warning given)

2330    Continuing patrols through the area.

0000    10-7

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