Staff Report

OPA-LOCKA, Fla. – Attendees of all ages enjoyed an opportunity to connect with Opa-locka’s Police Chief Barreira, police officers and city commissioners Saturday during a Meet and Greet at Ingram Park.

Attendees had the chance to ask questions and learn how they could make a difference in their community.

The July 10 event hosted by Mayor Matthew Pigatt, Vice Mayor Veronica J. Williams, and Commissioners Alvin Burke, Chris Davis and John H. Taylor, Jr., included a live DJ, food, bounce houses, a dunk tank and basketball games.

Commissioner Davis and consultant Wayne Rawlins also hosted the Walking OneStop on Monday, July 12 at the Opa-locka Police Station and Cordoba Courts Apartments Canvas.

The Walking One-Stop is conducted throughout MiamiDade County in areas where residents experience considerable amounts of crime and the need for federal, state and local social and economic services.

The collaborative partnership with community leaders, law enforcement and social service providers is an initiative to bring critical public resources directly to the doorsteps of residents.