Community Outreach

The Community Outreach Division of the Ormond Beach Police Department consists of officers whose primary focus is to build and maintain partnerships between the police department and the community through events and educational programs. Officer Danielle Henderson and Officer Marianne Mele have expanded the program exponentially this year in an attempt to reach the vast majority of citizens of every age group that reside in our neighborhoods and frequent our businesses.

To participate in an upcoming program, or schedule a speaker, please contact Officer Henderson or Officer Mele.


D.A.R.E Drug Abuse Resistance Education

Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E) is an international substance abuse prevention education program that seeks to prevent use of controlled drugs, membership in gangs, and violent behavior. It was founded in Los Angeles in 1983 as a joint initiative of ex-LAPD chief Daryl Gates and the Los Angeles Unified School District as a demand-side drug control strategy of the American War on Drugs. 

Students who enter the program sign a pledge to not use drugs or join gangs and are informed by local police officers about the government's beliefs about the dangers of recreational drug use in an interactive in-school curriculum which lasts ten weeks.

S.L.A.P Self Defense for Ladies & Assault Prevention

S.L.A.P Self Defense for Ladies and Assault Prevention program is being offered by the Ormond Beach Police Department. S.L.A.P. is more than just your average self defense class. The Ormond Beach Police Department's S.L.A.P. program was designed to give the women in our community an introduction to personal safety practices. Through participation, citizens will gain valuable education, environmental awareness practices, self defense techniques, and assault prevention.
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Mission PAWSsible

"Santa Claws for Paws," "My K-9 Valentine," and "Cinco de Fido," were events created to raise awareness for animal rescues that shelter and care for unfortunate pets. The rescues, like Sophie's Circle, foster the dogs until they can facilitate an adoption. The program has resulted in cash donations and several pounds of pet food that went to Sophie's Circle Dog Rescue. We hope to continue to receive a lot of attention so that these dogs and cats may find forever homes!

Badges N' Boardshorts Beach Event


Ormond's Finest wants to "Surf and Protect!" We want everyone to have a radical time during the summer, but also be safe during swim season. The Ormond Beach Police Department partners with local businesses and volunteers for a FREE beach event featuring water safety awareness, competition, instruction, and waves of fun! The event attracts a few hundred local beach goers, tourists and surfing enthusiasts from all over the Volusia-Flagler County area throughout the day at the city's beautiful Andy Romano Beachfront Park.
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Back the Blue Sports Series

Who wouldn't want to kick it with the police? The Ormond Beach Police Department challenged a few elementary schools to a sporting competition this year. The Ormond Beach Police Department hopes that this event will strengthen the relationships between the police department and the elementary school students, parents, and the staff. This event would also further the goals of crime prevention by creating a cooperative effort between the community and law enforcement while having a lot of fun.
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Five-0 Club

This program wishes to inspire and motivate the future leaders of our community. The class will start with five initial meetings, will have special guests who will provide instruction on financial management, test taking, studying, dressing for success, job interview techniques, and developing a goal oriented mindset. The OBPD officers will create new relationships with the middle school students and continue to mentor them as they progress into high school. 
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Drug Free World

The program was brought to the middle school to further provide education and a positive influence to the students in the 7th grade. The Truth About Drugs is the world's largest nongovernmental drug education prevention campaign of its kind. Overseen by the Foundation for a Drug-Free World, the program is used by law enforcement from all over the world. The program revolves around easy to use effective drug education publications, and award-winning audiovisual presentations. 
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10 Alpha

One Police Officer of the Future

10 Alpha One is a representative of the Ormond Beach Police Department with the mission of fun for everyone. The costumed police officer of the future provides entertainment for several community events and is available to make appearances for charities and private events. 10 Alpha One is already becoming a known character to the citizens of Ormond Beach. The costume was funded by Hamlin & Associates. 

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Coffee with a COP

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity to meet police officers in an informal neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee provided by the establishment at no cost. 
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Soda Pop with a COP


"Let's talk over lunch." The Ormond Beach Police Department wants to build new relationship with our city's lunch crowd. The Soda Pop with a Cop event gives the officers of the Ormond Beach Police Department and citizens the chance to meet and discuss community issues. Chick-Fil-A supports the program and will provide FREE kid's meals! There will also be FREE soda pop beverages and iced coffee with no purchase necessary. McGruff the Crime Dog will make an appearance to spread crime awareness and safety to the children. The program's goal is to advance the practice of community policing through improving relationships and communication between police officers and community members.

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Buddy Cop Safety Show

Buddy Cop Safety is a program for pre-school students and daycare children that is focused on recognizing traffic signs and their meaning, pedestrian safety, harmful chemicals in the home, how to respond to strangers, and how and when to contact police and fire services. There is also a show and tell segment where the officer shares what a police officer's job entails and explains the tools on the uniform that help them keep the community safe. The participants are provided with coloring books, sticker badges, and lollipops. 
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Mommy, Me, and Safety

The Mommy, Me, and Safety program is focused on the safety of new mothers and their child. Topics like baby-on-board safe driving, tips for not leaving babies behind in a vehicle, securing a residence to prevent the child from leaving unattended, and much more are covered. There is a question and answer session that follows the presentation. Participants are also informed on all of the relevant services that the OBPD provides free of charge. 

NetSmartz Internet Safety Presentation

The program teaches children about online safety. It is an introduction to online risks, reporting inappropriate content, dangers of meeting people online, and cyber bullying. 
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Teen Dating 101

The program targets pre-teen and teenage children who are beginning to date. Roughly 1.5 million high school boys and girls in the U.S. admit to being intentionally hit or physically harmed in the last year by someone they are romantically involved with. Teens who suffer dating abuse are subject to long-term consequences like alcoholism, eating disorders, promiscuity, thoughts of suicide, and violent behavior. The program is to educate them on the law and how to respect each other in the relationship and when the relationship is over. 
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Santa on Patrol

Jingle bell time and it's a swell time for the Santa on Patrol program, presented by the Ormond Beach Police Department. The guy in the big red suit will trade in his sleigh for an OBPD patrol car for a few shifts during the holiday season. Santa Claus is coming to town!

The jolly old elf and Ormond's finest, with a bag filled with toys, will be on the lookout for good girls and boys. They will be making stops, not on roof tops, but instead in shops and on busy sidewalks, while dressed in holiday style. You won't know when Santa might show up so you better be good for goodness sake. He made a list and he's checking it twice, going to find out who is naughty or nice. The "Naughty of Nice" holiday notices from the North Pole will be issued to the tiny tots by Kris Kringle himself. 
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Citizens Police Academy

The Ormond Beach Police Department's Citizens Police Academy is a five-week course designed to give the community an inside look at the duties of law enforcement officers. Through participation in lectures, demonstrations, tours, and hands-on opportunities, citizens will gain valuable insight into the policies and procedures of the Ormond Beach Police Department. 

Community involvement is the most powerful force any law enforcement agency has in the fight against crime. For the community to be effective, it is important that its citizens understand the challenges that the police officers face daily. The CPA program develops a trust between citizens and the Ormond Beach Police Department.
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Badges & Brunch - Crimes Against Seniors

"Badges & Brunch" is a presentation that is focused on frauds and scams that often target our senior citizens. Citizens ask relevant questions during the presentation and are engaged in the subject matter. Officers and participants enjoy productive conversations over brunch afterwards. The officers also have the opportunity to get to know the residents and their histories, while sharing their own backgrounds. 

The Ormond Beach Police Department is devoted to protecting our senior citizens who are our armed forced veterans, retired professionals, volunteers, parents, and grandparents. We believe that this program will provide education on the newest crime trends and assist with prevention. It was also developed to provide dialogue between the citizens we serve and their police department in an environment where there is not a crime to report.
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National Night Out

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime awareness and build stronger relationships between law enforcement and their communities. The Ormond Beach Police Department has generated support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts. These efforts have elevated confidence and trust from the community. These efforts have also sent a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and are fighting back. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community, and provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. Neighborhoods across the nation host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and other various community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, and exhibits. 

Cops & Joggers Beach 5K

Run as fast as you can! The police are after you! Yes, the cops are after you and your only escape is to keep running! The first 300 runners to sign up received a flag football belt that the cops - yes, real Ormond Beach Police Department officers - were trying to take! Free race t-shirts were awarded after the race, with runners with at least one flag remaining receiving an "I Outran the Cops" tag line, and those with no flags left getting an "I Ran But Got Caught" tag line. Runners, walkers, families, and joggers were welcomed to participate, with medals in 84 categories and two overall plaques awarded. 
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Model Student Award

The OBPD Model Student Award is an opportunity for students to be recognized for their hard work and positive efforts observed while police officers are at the school. These awards serve as a celebration and recognition of the achievement of the selected students.

The students presented with these awards have demonstrated qualities of independence, resilience, and have taken the initiative to do extraordinary things among their peers. These students possess qualities of leadership, passion, and courage towards being a good citizen and making safe and responsible decisions. They serve as a model student to their peers. The award recipients are recognized at the D.A.R.E graduation in front of fellow peers and families. They are awarded a certificate to reflect their achievements and receive donated prizes from local businesses. 
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Crime Prevention Presentation


The Crime Prevention presentations are presented to neighborhoods, apartment complexes, and condo complexes all over the city. The presentation is focused on how to make them less likely to be victims of car burglary, residential burglary, robbery, and assault. The residents are informed on the basic structure and provided with information to gain a better understanding of the inner workings of the police department. They are also informed on all of the services that are provided that can assist them in protecting themselves and their property. The presentation also provides tips on how to report crime and encourage residents to be our extra eyes and ears in the community. 
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Crime Scene Science

This program is for children at elementary school who are given the opportunity to figure out "who did it" with a mock crime scene filled with evidence. The program was developed to show the students how science and technology are playing a huge role in today's law enforcement. The students also learn about what the crime scene unit and evidence technician's duties include through hands-on experience.
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Student Mentoring

The program targets children from our local schools who may need guidance due to behavior or unfortunate events. Officers from the Outreach Division regularly meet with the students to assist them in achieving their goals and making good decisions. 

Residential & Commercial Security Survey Service

The security survey is a free service provided to all residents and businesses in the city. The officer conducting the survey is a Crime Prevention Practitioner certified by the Florida Attorney General's Office. The officer will provide a detailed summary of the areas that could use a modification or improvement to make the structure less likely to be targeted or entered. 
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Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch is one of the oldest and most effective crime prevention programs in the country, bringing citizens together with law enforcement to deter crime and make communities safer.