Meet the Sunrise Police Department SROs
The 2018-2019 school year began this week – and Sunrise Police Department School Resource Officers
(SROs) are proud to continue their leadership role on public school campuses citywide. Be sure to visit the Department’s YouTube channel
for short and engaging videos that will help you get to know your SRO.
The Sunrise Police Department’s School Resource Officer Program has a thorough and rigorous selection process. Only the finest officers become Sunrise Police School Resource Officers. Our SROs are SWAT team members, former military members, and officers with experience and training in highly specialized units. They receive specialized training in the latest tactics and are provided the finest equipment to handle any situation. At the same time, the Department has emphasized the role of the School Resource Officer as a mentor and positive role model for the students; in fact, we pride ourselves on the strong relationship our SROs have with the students and families. We believe they are much more than a police officer at a school.
Please check our Sunrise Police social media accounts (@sunrisepolicefl) and website (www.sunrisepolice.org) for the most up-to-date information available about the Department.
Early Voting in the Sunrise Civic Center Gym:
August 18 through 26
This year, Florida voters will elect a governor, state Cabinet, legislators, local representatives and U.S. senator. There will also be local ballot measures in Broward County, and judges, school board members, and municipal leaders will be selected.
The primary election is set for August 28; early voting will take place in Broward County from Saturday, August 18, through Sunday, August 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily.
Sunrise residents may participate in early voting in the Sunrise Civic Center Gymnasium, located at 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard. (Due to construction, early voting will not take place in the Sunrise Senior Center.)
When voting early or voting at a polling place, Florida law requires voters to present a picture ID with signature. Acceptable forms of ID are:
- Florida driver's license
- Florida identification card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
- United States passport
- Debit or credit card
- Military identification
- Student identification
- Retirement center identification
- Neighborhood association identification
- Public assistance identification
- Veteran health identification card issued by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs
- License to carry a concealed weapon or firearm issued pursuant to s. 790.06
- Employee identification card issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the Federal Government, the state, a county, or a municipality
ID required and checked at the polls is used solely to confirm the voter’s identity, not to verify the voter’s ID number or address. The photograph on the ID is compared to the person standing before the poll worker and the signature on the ID is compared to the signature on record.
If the voter’s picture ID does not contain a signature, an additional document with signature may be used.
For more information visit the Broward County Supervisor of Elections website, www.browardsoe.org
Celebrate the Grand Re-opening of Flamingo Park on September 8
The Grand Re-opening of Flamingo Park
will take place on Saturday, September 8, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony set for 11:30 a.m. Explore your new and improved neighborhood park; enjoy refreshments, giveaways and family fun; and visit with South Florida’s favorite team mascots – Stanley C. Panther, the HEAT’s Burnie, and Billy the Marlin.
Here are some of the great changes you can expect to see:
- NEW covered outdoor basketball courts
- NEW baseball-themed splash pad with covered seating area
- NEW 5,100-square-foot meeting facility
- NEW outdoor exercise equipment
- NEW playground equipment, surface and canopies
- RENOVATED existing meeting hall and restroom building
- RECONSTRUCTED multi-purpose field
- RENOVATED existing baseball dugouts (plus a NEW, additional batting cage)
- IMPROVED security features and landscaping
The Flamingo Park renovation project began in fall 2017, and was funded through the City’s voter-approved general obligation (GO) bond referendum. Please visit sunrisefl.gov/parkbonds
for additional information - including photos and renderings – about all of our GO bond projects. (Please keep in mind that renderings are conceptual, and that design details may change over the course of a project.)
Flamingo Park is located at 12855 NW 8th Street, next to Sawgrass Elementary School. For more information about the Flamingo Park Grand Re-opening celebration, call the City of Sunrise Leisure Services Department: (954) 747-4600
Experience the Arts in Sunrise
Enjoy these upcoming events at the Sunrise Civic Center Theatre & Art Gallery:
Opening Reception: “The World Around Us”
Friday, September 7, at 6:30 p.m.
Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery
Larry Baker enjoyed a 42-year technical career as an architect. When he retired, he took an art class at the Sunrise Senior Center. He has since completed over 60 landscapes, portraits, and western-themed paintings. Baker’s inspiration comes from observation and photographs of sites and events around the world. Meet the artist at our free reception and enjoy light refreshments. “The World Around Us” will be on display from September 7 through October 28.
Amazonas: A Brazilian Voices Concert
Friday, September 7, at 8:00 p.m.
Sunrise Civic Center Theatre
Award-winning vocal group Brazilian Voices presents “Amazonas” – a musical tribute to the rain forest. Enjoy the fluidity, warmth, and passion that are trademarks of the group’s rich sound. Cash bar available. Reserved seating: $18 adult, $10 child.
“Lyrical Lounge” Teen Open Mic Night
Friday, September 21, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery
The City's bimonthly open mic provides a creative outlet for poets, musicians, and other talented teens. Take the stage - or just take it all in. Lyrical Lounge is presented in collaboration with the Jason Taylor Foundation and the Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call (954) 747-4662 or email email@example.com.
Sizzling Cabaret featuring James Perkowski
Sunday, September 30, at 2:00 p.m.
Sunrise Civic Center Theatre
The Tones of Enchantment - led by South Florida tenor James Perkowski - present this delightful tribute to musical theater favorites. Sing along to numbers from "The Sound of Music," "Fiddler on the Roof," "Phantom of the Opera," and other Broadway hits! Reserved seating: $18 adult, $10 child.
The Sunrise Civic Center Theatre is located at 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard. The Box Office is open Tuesday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; and one hour before shows. Call (954) 747-4646 for information, or purchase tickets online at https://www.sunrisefl.gov/tickets.html.
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