Tag: OPD

BFF makes a splash with OPD

Best Foot Forward splashed in with OPD at their National Night Out Safety Splash event. National Night Out focuses on strengthening ties between law enforcement and the community. OPD encourages residents to host their own National Night Out block parties on October 2 and even gives them kits to get […]

BFF joins OPD to talk safety for National Night Out

This week, the BFF team headed to the Orlando Police Department (OPD) for their annual Leader’s Training event. The training, hosted by OPD, is a gathering for neighborhood watch leaders to learn about hosting a National Night Out (NNO) block party in their own neighborhoods. NNO is an annual community-building […]

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 […]

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 […]

OPD receives $46,000 grant to improve pedestrian and bike safety

Congratulations are in order for the Orlando Police Department (OPD) – they were just awarded a $46,000 grant from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to combat pedestrian and cyclist accidents here in Orlando. According to Orlando Weekly, “the grant will fund efforts from Dec. 4 to May 15, 2018 to increase […]

Operation BFF Coverage: TV, Print & Social Media Recap

With 47 reported pedestrian fatalities in Orange County, 2017 is shaping up to be one of the deadliest years on record for people simply trying to walk across a street. Add in the fact that Daylight Savings just ended and we’ve got a dangerous combo. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration […]