HISPANIC SAFETY DAY
INTRODUCES PUBLIC SAFETY AGENCIES
TO NEW RESIDENTS
Public safety agencies and
private sector entities from across the Tampa Bay area will converge
Sunday, September 9th to host Hispanic Safety Day (Dia de Seguridad
Publico) for Clearwater's burgeoning Hispanic community.
The Sunday afternoon event at St. Cecelia Catholic Church, (820
Jasmine Way) at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Druid Road,
is open to the public, and is designed for children as well as
Hosted by the Clearwater Police Department, the event - conducted
in conjunction with Hispanic Mass - is intended to introduce to
Hispanic residents the people, functions, services and capabilities
of area agencies.
Crime Prevention Officers, bi-lingual Police Officers and civilian
interpreters will coordinate their efforts with representatives
of the participating agencies (the Pinellas County Health Department,
the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, Morton Plant/Mease Hospital,
the YWCA of Tampa Bay, City of Clearwater Police and Fire Departments,
the city's Community Response Team and Neighborhood Services Division,
and the Haven Domestic Violence Shelter) in reaching out to the
Hispanic residents of Clearwater, many of whom are unfamiliar
with available social and public safety services.
Spanish language radio station WAMA (AM 1550) will broadcast from
the event, scheduled from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Bi-lingual civilians, hired and coordinated as part of the Clearwater
Police Department's innovative Operation Apoyo Hispano program,
will serve as interpreters, providing information about drug and
alcohol abuse, crime prevention and safety issues, domestic violence,
fire-proofing a home and the proper installation of a child safety
Participating agencies will conduct demonstrations throughout
For additional details regarding Dia de Seguridad Publico, please
contact Clearwater Police Officer Billy Farias at 727-562-4147.
Chief of Police