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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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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.

We currently have 325 households out of the 1,000 homes in Rio Vista participating. This allows us to schedule the patrol for approximately 8 hours per day 365 days per year.

 

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POLICE WORK IN RIO VISTA AND LOOKING AT THE RECORDS

POLICE WORK IN RIO VISTA AND LOOKING AT THE RECORDS

SUBMITTED BY CHRISTINA CURRIE, ESQ.

15 MONTHS & 52 ARRESTS!! THANK YOU FLPD & PROTECT RIO VISTA!!

Recently I have witnessed and heard of some Rio Vista residents questioning the seriousness of the work the Protect Rio Vista Patrol/Fort Lauderdale Police officers are doing in our neighborhood. In an attempt to quantify the work FLPD does for our neighborhood I performed a public records request where I requested “a list of individuals who were arrested in Rio Vista in or arrested outside of our neighborhood from 8/24/2017 to 12/5/2018 where the arrest was stemming from "alleged criminal acts" that took place in Rio Vista”.

The result was 52 arrests in the past 15 months (as of 12/5/18). Here is a summary of the arrests, recognizing arrestees are innocent until proven guilty:

  • 11 arrests were for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol and 1 of those was a 2nd offense
  • 7 arrests were for Burglary Related Charges
  • 5 arrests were for Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle or for Grand Theft $300 - $5,000
  • 12 of the 52 arrests were of a person 17 or under, the youngest being 13.
  • The month with the highest number of arrests was January 2018 with 7 arrests.
  • 2 arrests were for Domestic Violence Related charges
  • 15 of the 52 arrestees were Female

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COVID-19 Update

Please see this important information shared from Commissioner Sorensen's office 6/22/2020: 

"As an FYI to our neighbors, we are experiencing a spike in COVID positive numbers in our zip code this month. From mid-March to May 30th, we had 41 positive cases. As of yesterday, we are up to 299—a six fold increase in less than a month." 

"Another note—we’ve been asked how you can report businesses that are non-compliant with CDC guidelines and the Governor’s orders. Our Code Compliance Department is handling these inquiries, and should call the City’s 24-Hour Service Hotline *at the time you see the noncompliance happening* at 954-828-8000, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week." 

 

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Burglary Bust in Rio Vista

   On 3/27/20 in the early morning hours, ROC detectives were conducting surveillance in Rio Vista (73 zone) in reference to a rash of vehicle burglaries that occurred over the last two days.  ROC detectives observed two males walk eastbound into the neighborhood from US-1 at a time when most people are home due to the recent quarantine and State of Emergency.  The males were wearing long pants, hoodies and gloves even though the weather was warm.  The males began acting suspicious walking into driveways, walking up to vehicles and concealing themselves in the shadows.  ROC detectives maintained visual of the suspects while they continued to conduct themselves in a manor consist with burglary activity.
     At one point while conducting surveillance, one of the suspects attempted to burglarize a police vehicle with a detective inside of it. At that point detectives coordinated with the Papa Unit, K-9 and patrol.  The Papa unit then observed the suspects make entry into a vehicle in the 1700 block of SE 7th St. The suspect attempted to gain entry into several other vehicles. A perimeter was then established by patrol while K-9 and detectives made contact with the suspects who then attempted to flee and hide from police. After a short foot pursuit one was detained and the other was apprehended hiding in a backyard on a dock.
Both suspects were charged accordingly and transported to JAC.

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