February 2019


The Homeruns for Heroes Kickball Tournament was a huge success thanks to all of those who volunteered their time. Great times were had by all and memories made. Thank you for a wonderful turnout and for all the support. The next tournament will be held January 17-18, 2020. The final standings for 2019 were:

 1st           Straight Kickin’ It (Miami P.D.)

2nd          4U (MDPD-South)

3rd          Midwest Malangas (MDPD-Midwest)          


Come join us for the Walk to Cure Diabetes on Saturday, March 16, 2019.  The walk starts at 9:00 a.m., with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m., at Tropical Park.  This is a fun family day at the park while supporting a good cause. All of the officers and/or their family members 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 $847,054 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) since we began participating in 2003.  To register to walk for the POAT Team, log on to 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.

Please join us for Dwyane Wade’s “Last Dance” with the Miami Heat vs. Philadelphia 76ers season game taking place on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $55.00. Please contact Annette McCully at 305-970-2776 for further information. Other activities will be conducted during game day afternoon.

Annual Remembering Our Fallen Heroes Memorial Golf Outing, will be held at the exclusive Indian Creek Country Club on April 24, 2019. 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 for futher information.

The Board of Directors of the Police Officer Assistance Trust is proud to offer six scholarships this year. The following $1000 scholarships are available to the son or daughter of any full-time law enforcement officer employed by any agency in Miami-Dade County.

Paul Janosky Art and Criminal Justice Scholarships (two separate scholarships)

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, 2019.  Please visit our website at www.poat.org for specific guidelines and requirements.  For further information, please contact the POAT office at 305-594-6662 or poatoffice@msn.com.


The Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremony will be held at Tropical Park beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2019 All Miami-Dade County law enforcement 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.


Thanks for your support and stay safe.




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