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Programs Offered by the Bradenton Police Department

Business Watch The Bradenton Police Department has a program that is similar to a Neighborhood Watch, but it’s for businesses. It’s called The Chain. For more information, call the Bradenton Police Department Crime Prevention Unit at (941) 741-3041 or email Officer Kimberly Camacho at

BPD offers guest speakers The Police Department has created a Public Speaking Bureau that will allow any local group or organization to request a guest speaker from the police force. For more information, please contact Rose Hedberg at 941-932-9357 or

Neighborhood Watch:

The Neighborhood Watch Program was established to unite neighborhoods within the community. Although the goal has always been to open communication between residents and police, a related benefit has been crime reduction.

This structured educational program certifies the group through a series of lectures. Parameters are established so that participants are aware of guidelines and appropriate measures to take in a variety of situations.

Simply put, the program involves citizens interacting with their neighborhoods and government. People are encouraged to talk to each other and the police, rather than isolating themselves in their homes. The goal is for all of us to be responsible for each other.

These presentations are also available for groups.

For Neighborhoods....

• How to Organize your own Neighborhood Watch Program
• Residential Security
• Personal Safety
• Scams and Cons
• Holiday Safety
• Neighborhood Watch
• P.I.K. (Personal ID Kit)

For Businesses....

• Workplace Violence
• Armed Robbery Survival
• Door-to-Door Personal Safety
• Loss Prevention for Retail Managers
• Fraud
• Shoplifting Prevention
• Lunch & Learn Presentations tailored to your specific needs

Education is the first step in crime prevention. Follow this link for a description of the programs noted above...


Program Descriptions

The Bradenton Police Department offers  FREE security surveys for your home or business performed by an police officer who is also certified by the Florida Attorney General’s Office as a Crime Prevention Practitioner and Florida CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) Practitioner.

For more information about programs available, to schedule a security survey or if you are interested in starting a Neighborhood Watch Program, contact Officer Kimberly Camacho at or call (941) 741-3041.

In addition to the above, the Bradenton Police Department offers FREE security surveys for your home or business.

For Kids!
Click here to download and print a black and white page designed for children to help learn and have easy access to emergency phone numbers. Have them color it and post it somewhere that’s easy to find.




For additional information, contact:

Human Resources Department
Bradenton City Hall
101 Old Main Street
(12th Street West)
Bradenton, FL 34205
Phone: (941) 932-9400

Bradenton Police
100 10th Street West
Bradenton, FL  34205
Phone: (941) 932-9300
Fax: (941) 932-9393