2015 Bright Idea
Winners:
City of Coral Springs, FL
2015
Publication:
Innovations in American Government Awards
Jurisdiction:
Florida

The Coral Springs Police Department developed and implemented a community policing program entitled “Make a Call, Make a Difference.” Through public information campaigns, community outreach, and its social media presence, the police have worked to educate citizens on how to spot suspicious activity and built community confidence that those calls are wanted and taken seriously. The program has had a significant effect on crime prevention and an increase in calls for suspicious activity in the city.