More Miami police to patrol Omni area
Written by Miami Today on March 23, 2018
The Omni area of the city of Miami will see added police coverage as part of a deal worked out through the Community Redevelopment Agency.
City commissioners have accepted a $500,000 grant from the Omni Redevelopment District Community Redevelopment Agency to underwrite costs associated with enhanced police services within the Omni Redevelopment Area.
Police Chief Jorge Colina told commissioners the money will cover overtime wages, allowing officers who already know and work the neighborhood to provide added coverage. It won’t be used to hire additional officers.
The enhanced police services will include increased patrols, special operations, traffic details, club checks, criminal sweeps, prostitution details, and undercover narcotics details to address issues relating to quality of life within the community redevelopment area.