Lighthouse Point Police Department

  • Agency: Lighthouse Point Police Department
  • Address: 3701 NE 22nd Avenue, Lighthouse Point, 33064 FL
  • Chief: Ross Licata (Chief of Police)
Phone: 954-942-8080
Fax: 954-784-3412

Lighthouse Point Police Department is located at 3701 NE 22nd Avenue, Lighthouse Point, 33064 FL. The Chief of Police of the department is Ross Licata. The Lighthouse Point Police Department phone number is 954-942-8080.

Lighthouse Point Police Department News

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Happy Halloween Lighthouse Point! Tonight we expect large crowds of children, parents and others walking our streets. Please use special precautions to ensure the safety and enjoyment of our little trick or treaters. Drive slow and carefully, watch out for children in dark costumes, and be extra cautious of kids darting out in the street. Let's make this a safe and enjoyable experience for all those involved. Parents...please make sure masks don't obstruct the vision of your kids as they go from house to house and while crossing the street, encourage kids to go out in groups, use reflective tape and materials on costumes to enhance visibility, carry flashlights, and check all candy before allowing children to eat it. Happy Holiday, and be Safe!

Thanks to those that participated in our Prescription take back program today. We collected a few large bags for disposal.

Chief Licata recruiting future Officers at Dan Witt Park.

May the “Force” be with you!

The Lighthouse Point Mom's Club came to visit Officer Paul at the Police Station and took a tour with their children. Some liked the Jail better and some liked the Police Cars better. But a fun time was had by all.

Hurricane debris removal continues in the City. Crews are mostly working in the southwest area of the City on Wednesday, October 18th. This is the second and final pass through the City. Crews will remove all remaining hurricane debris on this pass.

Hurricane Debris update 10/17/2017 Hurricane debris cleanup crews are making their second and final pass through the City. All hurricane debris that was not picked up on the first pass will be picked up on the second pass. Clam shell trucks are working in the north, central, and south areas of the City.

The Lighthouse Point Police Department, in partnership with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, will be hosting a DRUG TAKE BACK INITIATIVE for unwanted prescription drugs. Lighthouse Point, Florida – On Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Lighthouse Point Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 14th opportunity in 7 years, to prevent pill abuse and theft, by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to Dixon Ahl Hall at 2220 N.E. 38th Street, Lighthouse Point, Florida. Members of the Lighthouse Point Police Department will be on hand to assist you. (We cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last April, Americans turned in 450 tons (900,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,500 sites operated by the DEA, and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 13 previous take back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 8.1 million pounds—more than 4,050 tons—of pills. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 28th Take Back Day event, you may contact the Lighthouse Point Police Department at 954-942-8080, or go to the DEA Diversion website @ www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov. So mark your calendar, and help us properly dispose of potentially dangerous, expired and unwanted prescription drugs. We’ll see you on October 28th! Ross Licata Chief of Police

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Part Time School Crossing Guard – Police Department ___________________________________________________ Job Description The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned. Perform all duties as assigned and subject to the direction of the Chief of Police. Ensure that students use proper crossing locations and that no children are in the roadway while traffic is moving. If crossing signals are present, the crossing guard will use them to assist in the crossing. Disrupt traffic only to allow children to cross the roadway using gaps in traffic. Work with school officials and the shift supervisor in order to provide safe and orderly movement of children. Ensure visibility and presence to motor vehicles and positions himself / herself on the sidewalk nearest to approaching children or near the curb on the side of the roadway if a sidewalk is not available. Note any hazardous traffic offenses by accurately describing the vehicle and driver, or obtaining the license tag number. Such violations would consist of failure to obey the crossing guard’s signals or speeding. Utilize Safety equipment when on duty. Performs other duties as assigned. Minimum Job Qualifications High School Diploma is required Candidates for a school crossing guard position will be evaluated for the following: Average intelligence; Good physical condition, including sight, hearing, and ability to move and maneuver quickly in order to avoid danger from errant vehicles; Ability to control a STOP paddle effectively to provide approaching road users with a clear, fully direct view of the paddle’s STOP message during the entire crossing movement; Ability to communicate specific instructions clearly, firmly, and courteously; Ability to recognize potentially dangerous traffic situations and warn and manage students in sufficient time to avoid injury. Mental alertness; Neat appearance; Good character; Dependability; and an overall sense of responsibility for the safety of students. Passing a physical examination and a criminal background check will be conditions for employment as a School Crossing Guard. Hourly Wage - $13.44 an hour To Apply All applicants must complete a general employment application. Applications are available online at www.lhppd.com or at the Lighthouse Point Police Department at 3701 NE 22nd Avenue, Lighthouse Point, Florida 33064. Closing Date Open until filled. Contact – Sergeant Chris Oh at 954-942-8080, or email coh@lighthousepoint.com. The City of Lighthouse Point is a Smoke Free/Drug Free Workplace. The City does not hire individuals who now use or have used tobacco products within the last 12 months. Applicants offered employment will be required to satisfactorily complete a drug screen, a reference check, and may be subject to additional job-related testing and requirements. SFWP/DFWP/EOE/ADA

It is our pleasure to announce that Officer Paul McCormick has been selected by the City of Lighthouse Point Keeper Day Committee, as a Lighthouse Point KEEPER for 2018. Officer McCormick has served in the law enforcement profession for over 42 years. He started his career in 1976 with the Patterson Township Police Department, in Beaver Falls, PA. In 1980, Paul relocated to South Florida, where he started his career in Lighthouse Point. Paul has served in the patrol division, community policing, and serves as an agency marine patrol officer. He has also taken on the additional responsibility of overseeing our Department Volunteer Program. As our community policing officer, Officer McCormick also has the important task of protecting hundreds of Lighthouse Point children during the City of Lighthouse Point Summer Youth Camp. Paul has also served as an instructor at the Broward County Institute of Public Safety. Paul has received countless letters of appreciation from Lighthouse Point citizens for his superior service and has been recognized by the department on dozens of occasions for his distinguished and honorable law enforcement service. In 2005, Officer McCormick was recognized as the Lighthouse Point Police Department “Officer of the Year”. Among the many accomplishments of his career and personal life, Paul has served as a loyal representative for the St. Vincent DePaul Society, servicing needy families and homeless people in the north county area. He and his wife, Cynthia, have been recognized by ChildNet, as Foster Parents of the Month for their remarkable love and support of foster children. For many years, Officer McCormick has served as coordinator of the Lighthouse Point Police Department Holiday Toy Drive, “Shop with A Cop”, Holiday Poinsettias for Seniors, and the 9463 Chris Reyka Foundation. He is also our agency representative for Special Olympics. Through Paul’s coordination and personal efforts, our agency has been recognized by Special Olympics for the remarkable fund raising efforts to support Special Olympic athletes. Officer McCormick will be honored during the Keeper Day weekend festivities from February 9th-11th. He has also been invited to serve as the Grand Marshall for the 2018 Keeper Day Parade on Saturday, February 10th. Congratulations Officer McCormick!

Storm debris removal continues in Lighthouse Point. The first pass through the City will collect clean piles of vegetative storm debris only. Piles that contain construction and demolition (C&D) storm debris will be collected on the second pass. Please do not place piles on the street pavement and do not pile debris high at intersections where the visibility of drivers can be obstructed. On Monday and Tuesday hauling crews will be working in neighborhoods near NE 23rd Avenue just south of Sample Road and in Lake Placid across the Sample Road Bridge. There will be temporary road closures as crews load debris onto the trucks for transport to the disposal site at Monarch Hill. We appreciate your understanding and patience. Waste Management will begin normal bulk pickup today, Monday, October 2nd. The normal collection schedule will be followed. After the crews have collected the storm debris from your streets, please gather the remaining leav es and place in plastic bags next to your garbage containers for collection.

Detective Kruse and Detective Gianino pictured below, are displaying the cake Publix (@Venetian Isles) dropped off to show their appreciation for all we do. Thank you for your support!

Storm debris removal continues in Lighthouse Point. The first pass through the City will collect clean piles of vegetative storm debris only. Piles that contain construction and demolition (C&D) storm debris will be collected on the second pass. Please do not place piles on the street pavement and do not pile debris high at intersections where the visibility of drivers can be obstructed. On Thursday and Friday hauling crews will mainly be working in the southwest and southcentral sections of the City in neighborhoods near NE 27th Street, 21st Avenue, and NE 23rd Avenue. There will be temporary road closures as crews load debris into the trucks for transport to the disposal site at Monarch Hill. We appreciate your understanding and patience. Waste Management will begin normal bulk pickup on Monday, October 2nd. The normal collection schedule will be followed. After the crews have collected the storm debris from your streets, please gather the remaining leaves and place in plastic bags next to your garbage containers for collection.

Storm debris removal continues in Lighthouse Point. The first pass through the City will collect clean piles of vegetative storm debris only. Piles that contain construction and demolition (C&D) storm debris will be collected on the second pass. Please do not place piles on the street pavement and do not pile debris high at intersections where the visibility of drivers can be obstructed. On Wednesday and Thursday hauling crews will mainly be working in the Marina Area and the south section of the City. There will be temporary road closures as crews load debris into the trucks for transport to the disposal site at Monarch Hill. We appreciate your understanding and patience. Waste Management will begin normal bulk pickup on Monday, October 2nd. The normal collection schedule will be followed. Place plastic bags next to your garbage containers for collection.

Storm debris removal continues in Lighthouse Point. The first pass through the City will collect clean piles of vegetative storm debris only. Piles that contain construction and demolition (C&D) storm debris will be collected on the second pass. Please do not place piles on the street pavement and do not pile debris high at intersections where the visibility of drivers can be obstructed. On Tuesday and Wednesday hauling crews will be working at Sample Road, Frank McDonough Park, and the Marina Area. There will be temporary road closures as crews load debris into the trucks for transport to the disposal site at Monarch Hill. We appreciate your understanding and patience. Waste Management will begin normal bulk pickup on Monday, October 2nd. The normal collection schedule will be followed. Place plastic bags next to your garbage containers for collection.

At tonight’s City Commission meeting, a group of students and parents from Norcrest Elementary School attended to present to the Commission, quite a few, handmade "Thank You" cards for the City's Police and Fire Departments and Public Works employees for their hard work, before, during and after Hurricane Irma. A few of the cards to the Police Department are shown in the second photo. Thank you to all those that took the time to create such beautiful cards and bring them in to the meeting. We really appreciate your efforts.

Last week the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics conference was held in Nashville Tennessee. Our own Officer Paul McCormick was invited to attend as a member of the Florida delegation. Florida received three awards, including the award for the highest amount of funds raised for Special Olympics in the entire world. Our agency is a proud supporter and fundraiser for the LETR for Special Olympics.

Debris removal continues in Lighthouse Point. There will be temporary road closures as crews load debris into the trucks for transport to the disposal site at Monarch Hill. We appreciate your understanding and patience. Broward County is opening a storm debris disposal site on Sunday on Powerline Road in the north area of the County. That site will also be available for Lighthouse Point crews to utilize. We appreciate the assistance provided by Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca in getting that site open. Waste Management will begin normal bulk pickup on Monday, October 2nd. The normal collection schedule will be followed. Please remember to separate vegetative storm debris from other storm debris and put plastic bags with your regular trash.