Crime Prevention

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The Margate Police Department is committed to establishing close ties with the community and responding to community needs.  Identifying and rectifying actions, procedures and attitudes that may lead to unrest within the community at an early stage is of paramount importance in establishing and maintaining positive community relations.  The Crime Prevention Unit assists the Police Department in maintaining positive relations with the citizens of this community.

The Crime Prevention Unit is also responsible for:

  • Neighborhood Watch and community meetings.
  • Conducting security inspections for businesses.
  • Crime Prevention lectures.
  • Registering businesses for the Open and Empty Program.
  • Trespass Program registration.