Q. How do I acquire an application
for a Police Officer position?
A. Call Chief Maher at (305) 865-4121 for position
availability information. Indian Creek Village Public Safety Department
is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Q. What can I do about speeding vessels
A. The desk officer at (305) 866-2446 and he/she
will record your complaint. Be sure to gather as much information
about the violator(s) as possible so that the ICVPSD will be better
able to coordinate a response.
Q. What is the Semi-Automatic External
A. Early defibrillation may be the most important
link in the chain of survival for the cardiac arrest patient. The
Semi-Automatic External Defibrillator delivers an electric shock
to help the heart reorganize its electrical activity and restore
its regular rhythms. Studies of communities, which have initiated
early defibrillation programs, reveal dramatically improved cardiac
arrest survival rates. The ICVPSD patrol vehicles and vessels are
outfitted with Semi-Automatic Defibrillators.
Q. How is my 911 call processed?
A. The Metro-Dade Police Department dispatch center
receives the call and transfers the information to the Indian Creek
Village Public Safety Department via the radio. The enhanced 911
system allows the dispatcher to retrieve the number and address
information from the computer if the caller is disconnected from
the call taker.
Q. What are the Indian Creek Village Public
Safety Department Marine Patrol jurisdiction boundaries?
A. The ICVPSD entered into a unique partnership
with Miami-Dade, Bal Harbor and Bay Harbor Islands Police Departments,
creating the Joint Marine Protection Area (JMPA). The JMPA extends
West to the Intracoastal Waterway and North to the center of Haulover
Inlet. The ICVPSD is committed to manatee protection through education
and enforcement of applicable statutes. In the area of boater safety,
the Marine Unit has responded to both the proliferation of personal
watercrafts and to the increase in the number of juvenile vessel
Q. What are the vessel operating requirements
A. Effective October 1, 1996, Florida law requires
that any person 21 years of age or younger must have in their possession a Boater Safety I.D. Card accompanied with a photo I.D. when operating a vessel.
Q. What are the rules for operating a personal
A. The same "rules of the road" apply
to all vessels. On a personal watercraft you must also adhere to
the following laws:
All persons riding on, or being towed behind a
PWC must wear a Coast Guard approved personal floatation device.
The operator must utilize the engine cutoff switch by attaching
the lanyard to his person.
No personal watercraft may be operated between sunset and sunrise.
You must be 14 years of age to operate any personal watercraft when accompaned by anyone 18 years of age or older.
Weaving through congested vessel traffic, jumping the wake of another
vessel, and swerving at the last possible moment to avoid a collision