Community Service Events
The Department of Campus Safety and Security is involved in many community service projects, anything from "School Book Bag Drives”, "Thanksgiving Food Drives" to "Cancers Relay For Life", just name a few. You can find our officers and civilian personnel deeply involved in helping our community, we are not just a law enforcement agency, but we are concerned about the people and the community as a whole.
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Florida A&M University is offering to forgive parking fines for students, faculty, staff and visitors in exchange for gift cards for South Side kids.
The program gives people who owe $100 or less in tickets a chance to wipe out their debt by bringing in a $50 dollar gift card. The card amount goes up the higher the debt. But instead of paying tickets, FAMU Police Chief Terence Calloway says offenders get the chance to have their money go to support gifts for children for the holidays.
“We don’t pick them, the community the teachers who see these kids every day, the social workers and the recreation workers who see these kids every day are the ones that identify these kids for us," he says.
This year FAMU’s parking services is working with Bond Elementary School and nearby recreation centers. It’s the third year the program has been in effect and Calloway says even if a person doesn’t have a ticket, they can still give.
“So it’s $50 [gift card] for $100 or less [in fines], between $100-199 dollars we’ll take $100 off. The higher it gets the higher the amount we’ll take off.”
Last year FAMU was able to fulfill the wish lists of eight students at Nims Middle School getting everything the kids asked for.
On December 16, 2016, members of the FAMU Police Department participated in their annual "Shop with a Cop" event. To see footage of that day, click here.
Sgt. Folson & Lt. Rollins participate in the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive hosted by FAMU, alongside a diverse grouping of community members.
Photo Credits Glenn Beil/Tallahassee Democrat
STRONGER (Sisters who Trust, Respect and take every Opportunity to be Nice, Graceful, Encouraging, and Responsible) is a program sponsored by the Capital Area Healthy Start Coalition for elementary and middle school girls. The STRONGER program helps the young ladies to take a more active interest in their health and self-esteem. Additionally, the program aids in promoting confidence and goal setting. Many of the activities/sessions are delivered through hand-on activities, discussions, and field trips.
The Florida A&M University Department of Campus Safety and Security (FAMU DCSS) assisted the STRONGER GIRLS program with their mission by conducting a safety session for the girls. On July 14, 2015, Lieutenant William Evers and Investigator Audrey Alexander directed a safety workshop at Riley Elementary School. The primary focus of the workshop was to help the young girls identify risk factors such as anything that increases the probability that a person will suffer harm. The young ladies were provided with pointers that promote the development of protective factors that would decrease the potential harmful effect of risk factors. The FAMU DCSS was happy and eager to provide services to a worthwhile program and look forward to future workshops with the group..