After one of the largest – and most difficult – spring breaks on Miami Beach in recent memory, City Commissioners considered ways to prevent a repeat in 2019. One of the recommendations: earlier and more proactive messaging to college students about the rules.
This week, the Miami Beach Police Department kicked off that effort as students begin to think about their spring break plans. According to a press release from the City, “there will be an increased emphasis on enforcement of laws to address crime and quality-of-life issues.”
Letters to university administrators and fraternity/sorority leadership carry the message that “violations of law will not be tolerated in Miami Beach during the upcoming Spring Break season.”
“Each year, thousands of students flock to Miami Beach to enjoy our beautiful beaches and unrivaled nightlife,” said Miami Beach Police Chief Dan Oates. “Their safety and security are our top priority, and we hope that these letters will assist in amplifying our message.”
In addition to the letters, the City will continue with the “multi-tiered marketing and communications outreach campaign” that it conducts every year “to ensure a safe Spring Break season, which includes traditional and digital advertising,” according to the release.
Photo: Clean Up Miami Beach Facebook group
2019 Miami Beach Spring Breakers on Notice:
Law breaking will not be tolerated