Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce: Major Commander
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!