Tag: Orlando Police Department

Orlando area police officers train in pedestrian/bicycle safety law enforcement

Orlando Police Department (OPD) hosted four “FDOT Alert Today Alive Tomorrow Pedestrian and Bicycle Law Enforcement: Laws, Procedures and Best Practices” training classes.  The classes are being presented throughout Florida by the Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM) on FDOT’s behalf.  OPD invited BFF to share law enforcement’s part in […]

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 […]

Making the mark with media coverage

How do you know when you’ve made your mark? Especially when it’s about something so pedestrian as a pedestrian safety campaign. Some say, the campaign hit the mark because of its catchy name, Best Foot Forward (BFF). The name sticks, surprises, and even incites some to smile. Others say, BFF […]

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 […]

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 […]