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FLPD Bar Watch

NEW BarWatch LOGO

 

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department is excited to partner with our local establishments to promote safety and prevent sexual assault within the City of Fort Lauderdale. The Bar Watch program will be a network of people, including bar staff and police officers, who know how to identify and act upon potentially troublesome situations.

 

How to reduce your risk of sexual assault (tips from the Nancy J. Cotterman Center):

  • Travel in a group. Check in with each other and leave together. Don’t be isolated.
  • Trust your instincts. If a situation feels unsafe or uncomfortable, it probably is.
  • Watch your drink. Never leave it unattended. Don’t accept drinks from strangers.
  • Be aware of your surroundings. Know what is going on around you.
  • Don’t feel obligated. Don’t do anything you don’t want to or feel uncomfortable about.
  • Keep your cell phone accessible. And fully charged.

 

How do you know which establishments are Bar Watch certified? Look for the Bar Watch Decal in their front window!

NEW BarWatch Expires

 

Test your drink using our Bar Watch coasters:

 

Bar Watch Coaster FrontBar Watch Coaster Back

Bar Watch Participants:

  • Fat Cats
  • SWAY Nightclub
  • Lucky’s Tavern
  • Taco Craft
  • Public House
  • America's Backyard
  • Stache Drinking Den
  • Revolution Live
  • YOLO (You Only Live Once)
  • Louie Bossi's Ristorante
  • Del Frisco's Grille
  • Luigi's Coal Oven Pizza
  • Timpano Chophouse
  • Township

 

If you’re interested in becoming a Bar Watch participant, please email mediarelations@fortlauderdale.gov

FLPD BarWatch Poster 1

FLPD BarWatch Poster 2

If you are a victim of sexual assault, you can call the Nancy J. Cotterman Center’s 24-hour Helpline: 954-761-RAPE (7273).

 

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