Month: June 2018

Orange County helps students walk, ride and thrive this summer

With summer in session and kids out of school, it is important to remind everyone to stay safe.  Last week, 120 children attending an Orange County summer camp at Barnett Park learned all about safe biking and walking. The event was coordinated by Darryl Johnson, the Assistant Project Manager of […]

Orange County Sheriff’s Office releases Best Foot Forward PSA video

Since 2012, Best Foot Forward (BFF) has been diligently planting its grassroots seeds all over Central Florida.  It started with a small group of concerned citizens, politicians, and police officers but quickly grew into a larger initiative.  When Sheriff Jerry Demings and other Orlando and Orange County law enforcement launched […]

Let’s talk Operation BFF – citations, coverage and conversations

A few times a year, the Orlando Police Department (OPD) and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) join forces for Operation Best Foot Forward (BFF), a high-visibility crosswalk enforcement operation where officers sporting their everyday clothes face a dangerous obstacle – crossing the street in a crosswalk. When drivers fail […]

Removing biased language

To change our behavior, first, we have to change how we talk. “An 85-year-old male pedestrian from Lincoln was on foot walking in the roadway. As a result, the operator of the Vibe failed to see the pedestrian in the roadway, causing the front bumper of her vehicle to impact […]

Crosswalk Crackdown with OPD and OCSO

The Orlando Police Department (OPD) and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) were out this morning to enforce six marked crosswalks across Orlando, reminding drivers that Florida’s yield laws require them to yield to pedestrians in marked crosswalks. Decoy officers dressed in plain clothes crossed the street in the enforced […]

Channel 9’s Racquel Asa visits site of crosswalk crackdown

Racquel Asa from WFTV Channel 9 headed to Columbia St. and Kuhl Ave., near the Orlando Health campus, on June 13, 2018. In February 2018, over 80% of drivers were yielding to people using this crosswalk. Racquel spoke with Orlando Police Department Sgt. Keefe, who tells us that he gets […]