This Saturday, December, 9, the Clermont Police Department along with business partners and the Lincoln Park community will paint thirteen homes in the Oakhurst Community. “These homes are occupied by residents who are inspired to promote a crime-free neighborhood. They have partnered with us to help build trust, and enhance the quality of their lives within their community. We will continue to show support and commitment to serve above self,” said Chief Charles Broadway.

Over the past ten months, the Clermont Police Department’s Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving Unit (COPPS), has been very active within the Oakhurst Townhomes development of the Lincoln Park community. According to statistics, this area experienced the greatest percentage of calls for service such as noise complaints, drug activity, assaults and suspicious activities. But there has been a 60% reduction in those calls due in large part to the relationships developed by the COPPS Unit.

“In addition to this upcoming paint day event, we have initiated neighborhood talks, potluck barbecues with residents, community-wide trash clean-up days, and most recently a pressure wash day with the help of fifty volunteers,” said Officer David Colon of the COPPS unit. “We are looking forward to further success and a greater reduction in crime” said Colon.

If you would like to join this initiative, contact the COPPS Unit at 352-394-5588.