WMPD Stresses Citizen Safety & Satisfaction

Chief Gary Blocker. Screenshot via Wilton Manors Police Department, YouTube.

From shopping and a stroll to a holiday luncheon to a festive family dinner, Wilton Manors draws a large holiday crowd. While everyone is encouraged to have fun, they’re also reminded to be safe.

During the city commission meeting on Nov. 28, Wilton Manors Police Department (WMPD) outlined plans to deter lurking grinches.

“The holiday season is here, and I take this time to remind everyone in our community that we must remain vigilant together. In our neighborhoods, while shopping, and online,” said Chief Gary Blocker.

The department’s action plan includes increased security in busy areas, such as shopping plazas, during peak times.

Criminals often prowl crowded parking lots. They look through windows for packages, or follow people who drop off gifts in the trunk and walk away.

Blocker urged people to be aware of their surroundings, and call police if they see something that looks suspicious.

Blocker also announced the start of the second annual Community Satisfaction Survey. Now through Dec. 31, people can take an online survey and give the WMPD feedback.

Out South Florida took the survey. It asks how safe you feel during the day and night, how well the department communicates with the public and relationships built with officers, and if you feel respected by the WMPD.

You can give feedback on community policing efforts and code compliance.

“We look to celebrate our successes as a city and an agency, and also identify areas you believe we need to focus better on in 2024,” Blocker said.

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