251 West Plant St.
Winter Garden, FL 34787
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Last Update: October 03 2012
Child Car Seat Inspection
Florida state law requires children under age 5 to be protected with an approved and properly used child restraint device. For children under 3, Florida law requires that they be in a separate car seat or a car seat that is integrated into the vehicle. For children ages 4 and 5, a separate car seat, integrated car seat or seat belt may be used.
The Winter Garden Police Department offers a unique Child Car Seat inspection program designed to ensure child car seats are properly installed improving the safety of the child. A parent or guardian can set up an appointment to meet with an officer certified with this service. The inspection program assures the infant seat is safe and assists the parent or guardian with properly installing the car seat in a vehicle.
How to use the program:
Parents or guardians can call the Winter Garden Police Department and make an appointment with the officer for a car seat inspection.
Bicycle Registration Program
Registrations can be made by bringing your bicycle to the police department where an identification number will be stamped into the frame. Other information will also be collected to include: your name, address, phone number, bicycle’s make, model, and serial number.
Golf Cart Registration Program
Registrations can be made by contacting the police department and requesting registration for your golf cart. The information collected will include: your name, address, phone number, golf cart’s serial number, make, model and any other identifiable information. By doing this, we can return your golf cart to you if found or recovered after being stolen.
Residential/Business Security Surveys
A free and confidential security survey of your home or business is conducted by officers who are certified in crime prevention. These surveys allow the officers to look at current security measures in place and make recommendations to enhance them. This service is provided to the residents and businesses in Winter Garden.
This program utilizes the first line of defense against crime, the common citizen, to report suspicious persons or activities in their neighborhoods to the police. The Community Liaison Unit can help your community create a Neighborhood Watch Program.
Self-defense Awareness & Familiarization Exchange is an unparalleled 2-hour educational awareness, crime-victim prevention program designed by the National Self-Defense Institute. This program encompasses strategies, techniques, options, and prevention which provide teenaged & adult women with information that may reduce their risk of exposure to violence and introduces them to the physical aspects of self-defense. This class requires no special equipment and is free for women ages 13 and up.
The code red system allows the police department to communicate emergency information very quickly and accurately. The entire city or specific geographic areas can be selected for the system to call and deliver a prerecorded message.
In the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts, citizens can be notified through the CodeRed system. Examples include: city informational messages, evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water notices, and missing child reports. The system uses telephone numbers form the telephone companies and citizens can enroll to ensure their contact information is correct in the system.
To enroll use the link below.
This program entails marking your valuables by engraving your driver's license number on them to deter theft and facilitate the recovery of your belongings should a theft occur. Quite often officers recover stolen items but are unable to determine the legitimate owner. With this program, items recovered even in an unrelated investigation can be returned to their owner.
Crime Prevention Presentations
Topics that can be presented include home security, business security, robbery, theft, and burglary prevention. Groups include, but are not limited to: business groups, schools, civic and social organizations, Neighborhood Watch groups, and homeowner’s associations.
If you are interested in any of the programs offered by The Winter Garden Police Department’s Community Liaison Unit, contact:
Sgt. James Capeletti at: (407) 656-3636, ext. 4054 or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org