Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce: Major Commander
Major Ruiz with the Marketing Team
Presentation of Major Javier Ruiz, Town Commander
We participated in the Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon today. The main speaker was Major Javier Ruiz, Town Commander of the Police force.
Major Ruiz has over 22 years of experience. He started his career as a police officer in the Miami-Dade Police Department, then he was assigned to the NW District which he then patrolled the Town of Miami Lakes area and surrounding unincorporated areas.
He continued growing in his career. In September 2017 he was promoted as the Town Commander and returned where he started: Miami Lakes.
In view of the recent events in parkland (mass shooting) he talked about safety in the work environment and made some recommendations like knowing the nearest exits, being aware of the surroundings and be aggressive when being hurt even if the person does not like to show aggression.
During a dangerous situation, Major Javier Ruiz said there are differences responses that a person does when he/she is in that position: People either freeze, fight, or flee the area, so be aware and conscientious always during those times. Make the best, wise decisions.
He also recommended we should have an emergency plan in regards to these situations to have assurance of the safety in others, like having full contact of your employees just in case they flee we will know where they went. As well, treating this situation like if it was for your family members, that’s how they teach them in the Police Academy.
We thank again Major Javier Ruiz for this wonderful presentation, just like us in SERVPRO of Miami Lakes, we want to ensure the safety of others before it is too late during in case of difficult times!
Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce Luncheon
As SERVPRO of Miami Lakes, we are active in the community and especially in the Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce. We had a luncheon on January 10th, 2017. The main speaker, Mayor Manny Cid was discussing about the transportation and traffic that Miami Lakes as a whole and the changes that were being changed in regards to that. There were little cars that are being added to the community that can transport place to place absolutely free called the “Freebee” in the Miami Lakes area, this is such a great opportunity, less cars in the road and less traffic that is surely needed in the city.
The traffic had increased overtime and the population in the area has well. They had been implementing ideas yearly to enforce less traffic and had a plan to raise funds for this concept of reducing traffic.
In Miami Lakes as well the Town Council and residents will be making one of their biggest decisions for their own town’s future. They will be choosing a new town manager and a field of candidates to fill up four council. He also mentioned and the town manager Alex Rey’s legislative abilities to accomplish goals and objectives for their Miami Lakes Strategic & Master Plans in 2017 should serve as a model in the future.
As well, the town will eventually experience more ability to move around in N.W. 59 Ave and N.W. 79 Court after the Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization’s governing board approved $2 million project, which included variety of things in the city like new sidewalks, safe pedestrian crossings, and bike lanes along the roads of N.W. 59 Ave between N.W. 154 & 176 Streets.
This will start this new Cid said, the changes in the Miami Lakes Area. This will make the difference in the area we live in.