The Margate Police Department is hosting its 15th Annual National Night Out Against Crime at the Margate Sports Complex, located on 1695 Banks Roads between Copans Road and Coconut Creek Parkway. National Night Out Against Crime is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships; and to send a message to criminals, letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime.
The Margate Police Department will be showcasing the various services provided by the City of Margate, including, but not limited to: Margate Police K-9 Unit demonstrations; law enforcement marine vessels; Margate Police Special Response Team (SRT), Coconut Creek SWAT and Coral Springs SWAT; Margate/Coconut Creek Fire Rescue Extrication Demonstration and antique fire engines. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will present their Tactical Team. The Broward Sheriff’s Office will present their Aviation Unit (helicopter) and the Sheriff’s Posse (police horses). Our proud law enforcement and military partners will be on hand with military vehicles from each branch of the Armed Forces; Florida Forest Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife vessel, Secret Service Agents & The Presidential Limousine, U.S. Homeland Security and their helicopter and The Transportation Security Administration. Broward County Crime Stoppers will provide free kids identification fingerprinting.
We will have free hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones, refreshments and carnival rides for the kids. There will be plenty of photo opportunities for adults and children alike. Visitors can meet Ashley Lawrence from the hit Animal Planet TV show, Gator Boys, who will be signing autographs and taking photos.
This year, music and entertainment will be provided by Cox Media Group – Miami (99 Jamz, Easy 93.1, Hits 97.3, and Hot 105). Radio personality Nikki Ramirez of Hits 97.3 will be our guest MC. Enjoy music and entertainment on stage. The Home Depot will have a children’s work shop on site. Food will be provided from the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek and Penn Dutch Meats. Come meet and mingle with the men and women of federal, state and local law enforcement and the military personnel who defend our way of life. Parking is free!
The National Association of Town Watch selected the City of Margate as a National Award winner 2004 through 2012 and 2014.
For further information, please contact Officer Tony Careccia of the Neighborhood Policing Division at (954) 972-1232.