|Major Ervens Ford
• The North District consists of three NET Areas in the City of Miami,
Model City, Upper Eastside and Little Haiti; and I am proud to announce
some our accomplishments in 2015. My
Commanders have worked cohesively together to reduce crime in all three NET
areas. Because of their
collaborative efforts, our Neighborhood Resource and BEAT Officers are
fulfilling the Community Policing Plan.
We are building strong relationships with the local businesses, churches
and local Homeowner Associations to continue to combat crime to make these areas
a safe place to do business and live.
• Many Community Policing Projects have taken place and continue to take place in all three NET areas:
In November 2015, the Police Station hosted its first “Farm Share” Event at the Police Station and Officers
along with State Representative Cynthia A. Stafford and over 50 volunteers from local churches, civic organizations,
City of Miami employees, Citizens on Patrol, Police Explorers, and families of law enforcement officers all came out
and assisted with distributing food to over 1,000 citizens in the surrounding area.
• March, Model City NET area hosted its first “Coffee with a Cop” Initiative which was a success at the local
McDonalds. This is an initiative to have the community see the officers who service their area and share their
concerns to combat crime in the area. Our NROs and Crime Prevention Team has been working strongly with the
Homeowner Associations to reduce crime. The Ticket and Tow Details have successfully cleaned up many of the
streets in Model City.
• Little Haiti NET area has been on the roll. Our NROs and BEAT Officers are on the move with several Career and
Health Fairs in addition to hosting several Farm Shares Events at the Little Haiti Soccer Park and the
Little Haiti Cultural Art Center. Families are receiving much needed help in the community as we partner with
Mr. Wayne Rawlings and the “Walking One Stop”. Together, they successfully provide door to door services to the
citizens in the Community who may need help, but just don’t know where to go. Due to the NROs and Command Team,
several Homeowner Associations are meeting regularly and helping to reduce the crime rates in the area.
• Upper Eastside NET area is continually improving crime to make the Biscayne Boulevard corridor with growing
sidewalk shops and restaurants another destination for tourist to visit while staying in the downtown area.
We have over 13 Homeowner Associations (HOAs) are going strong. Our NROs have created three new Crime Watch
Groups where the HOA Presidents are involved with keeping our neighborhoods safe. Every number of blocks,
have block captains who keep us informed and involved to reduce crime. Our relationship with the
MIMO District has reduce the number of Code Enforcement violations.
• Thank you to our Neighborhood Enhancement Teams who are working side-by-side with the Neighborhood Resources
and BEAT Officers in cleaning up the North District NET areas. We will continue to reduce crime with these
collaborative efforts and partnerships.