Crime Prevention Unit Mission Statement
To enhance the quality of life in the City of North Miami Beach by working cooperatively with the public to prevent crime, enforce the law, preserve the peace, and provide a safer environment.
Crime Prevention: "The anticipation, recognition, and appraisal of a crime risk and the initiation of action to remove or reduce it."
The Mission of the North Miami Beach Police Departments Crime Prevention Unit is to improve the quality of life in our community by reducing fear, preventing crime and enforcing the law while protecting each individual's freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States.
The Crime Prevention Unit has the primary responsibility for developing and maintaining programs designed to reduce crime through the education and heightened awareness of our citizens. Law enforcement agencies cannot control crime without community support and involvement. We strive to encourage each citizen of our city to get involved and welcome your request for any program or service offered by the Crime Prevention Unit.
The Crime Prevention Unit works to develop and promote positive community relations and interaction through proactive policing techniques. Our officers canvas neighborhoods to identify problems and seek solutions, attend community meetings, act as a liaison for community agencies and conduct special events to foster and increase community relations.
The North Miami Beach Police Departments Crime Prevention Unit consists of highly trained officers and volunteers who are professionally trained and/or certified in a variety of related areas.
Review frequently asked questions and forms concerning CERT.
Common Scams & How To Avoid Them
Review several of the most common ways people get scammed and how to avoid them.
Communities Against Terrorism
This site is intended to provide information on the signs or indicators that may predict a possible terrorist attack.
Crime Prevention Tips
Review a list of pages specific to avoiding certain types of crime.
View information on kids and gangs in North Miami Beach.
The Homeland Security Section works with regional partners and national agencies to keep our community safe from international and domestic terrorism.
I.C.E. - In Case of an Emergency
As emergency responders, there are many times when we need important and sometimes life-saving information about you or a family member, in our efforts to help you in case of an emergency.
Police & Community Together (PACT)
A new approach in crime-fighting is making North Miami Beach safer. PACT is an initiative that allows the police, and the citizens they serve, to come together in a cooperative spirit of helping each other to achieve a crime free community.
Routine Activity Theory (RAT)
There are many theories around that attempt to explain how and why crimes occur, but this one is a well-known theory which provides a straightforward explanation of why crimes occur. It can be used as a practical tool by crime reduction/prevention practitioners to analyse crime problems.
The Speakers Bureau of the Crime Prevention Unit offers lectures to civic groups, schools, business groups, community groups, neighborhood watch groups or any group with in interest in preventing crime.
Seniors vs. Crime
The primary goal of the Seniors vs. Crime program is to reduce the victimization of senior citizens.
Teens need adult guidance more than ever to understand all the emotional and physical changes they are experiencing. When teens’ moods disrupt their ability to function on a day-to day basis, it may indicate a serious emotional or mental disorder that needs attention - adolescent depression.
What is the Crime Prevention Triangle?
The concept of the crime prevention triangle simply states that in order for a crime to occur all three elements of the triangle must exist: