Come join us for the Walk to Cure Diabetes on Saturday, April 21, 2018. The walk starts at 8:30 a.m., with registration beginning at 7:00 a.m., at Virginia Key Beach. This is a fun family day at the beach while supporting a good cause. All of the officers and/or their family members who are affected by diabetes are grateful and humbled by the momentum this event has gained over the years and the overwhelming response from the law enforcement community. POAT has raised $818,594 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) since we began participating in 2003. To register to walk for the POAT Team, log onto www.JDRF.org; navigate to the Miami Walk and complete the registration, designating POAT as your team when that specific field appears. Remember, this is a fundraiser which requires everyone who walks to raise money for JDRF to help fund research worldwide. We look forward to your participation and support for the POAT Walk Team. If you have any questions, please contact the POAT office at (305) 594-6662.
The Board of Directors of the Police Officer Assistance Trust is proud to offer six scholarships this year. These $1000 scholarships are available to the son or daughter of any full-time law enforcement officer employed by any agency in Miami-Dade County.
Mike Byrd Crime Scene Investigation Scholarship
Christopher W. Todd Law Related Majors Scholarship (also available to officers)
Roger Castillo Perseverance Scholarship
Amanda Haworth Perseverance Scholarship
One recipient for each scholarship will be selected and will receive a $1000.00 check to use towards his or her college expenses. All applications must be received by May 1, 2018. Please visit our website at www.poat.org for specific guidelines and requirements.
For further information, you may also contact the POAT office at 305-594-6662 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Motorcycle Ride to benefit POAT’s Holiday Gifts for Surviving Children will be held on Sunday May 6, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. The ride begins at the Miami-Dade Police Department Headquarters Building, 9105 NW 25 Street. Registration for the event is $20 per bike. A commemorative t-shirt will be given to each registered rider (while supplies last). Online registration will be available soon on our website www.poat.org
The Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremony will be held at Tropical Park beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, 2018. All Miami-Dade County officers who have died in the line of duty dating back to 1895, are honored at this ceremony. It is our duty to honor the memory of those officers who have died protecting and serving the citizens of Miami-Dade County. If you have never been to this ceremony, you owe it to yourself to attend.
The POAT Board of Directors and the entire Miami-Dade County law enforcement community would like to thank Andy Valdes, owner of A American Painting and Concrete Restoration, for repairing and painting the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall, with the help of his wonderful crew, just in time for our upcoming event.
Annual Remembering Our Fallen Heroes Memorial Golf Outing, will be held at the exclusive Indian Creek Country Club on Monday, May 7, 2018. Golfers throughout South Florida will be teeing up for a chance to assist Miami-Dade County fallen officers’ families. The entrance fee is $250.00 per golfer. This fee includes breakfast and a buffet luncheon at the Clubhouse following play. Come help support your law enforcement community as you enjoy an extraordinary day of golf at this exceptional and restricted venue. Please contact Annette McCully at 305-970-2776
The Town of Cutler Bay is coordinating a Fun Ride Golf Cart Parade to raise funds for POAT. The parade will be held on Saturday June 2, 2018 at Cutler Ridge Park (10100 SW 200th Street) A $20 donation per golf cart can be paid via online registration (www.eventbrite.com) or cash on event day. Registration starts at 2:00 p.m. and the parade starts at 3:00 p.m. There will be music, food, drinks, Police K9, Aviation, Bomb Squad Exhibits and more…
Thanks for your support and stay safe.