From the Apopka Police Department

Rodney Smith is coming to Apopka.

Who is Rodney Smith? He is the CEO of Raising Men / Women Lawn Care and founder of the 50 Yard Challenge, and he is coming to Apopka on August 14th.

Who Is Raising Men/Women Lawn Care Service?

According to its website, Raising Men/Women Lawn Care Service is designed to promote awareness for the youth of the future. It is a platform where the younger members of the community can give back to the community. This includes veterans, the elderly, the disabled and even single mothers. They get the chance to offer services such as mowing lawns, shoveling snow, raking leaves and more, free of charge. The youths who we work with are able to experience a great sense of achievement while also developing their social skills and lawn care experience.

Rodney Smith

For the previous five weeks, members of the Apopka Police Department, to include Mayor Nelson and Chief McKinley, have cut lawns for those in need and free of charge, throughout our community.  This has been done during the officers off time and it’s has all been free of charge to those in need.

Apopka Police Department, having been the first law enforcement agency in the nation to accept the 50 Yard Challenge, will be the first stop on Rodney’s, Mowing For a Mission to Support Law Enforcement Tour.  Rodney will travel the country cutting lawns for those in need while meeting with local law enforcement in each community he will serve.  

Come out and meet Rodney on August 14, 2019, from 10:30 am – 11:00 at the VFW/Apopka Community Center, 519 S Central Avenue in Apopka.  

The Apopka Police Department is a full-service, accredited police agency with more than 150 employees including 108 sworn officers and staff. The City of Apopka is a growing area ideally located 13 miles northwest of Orlando with major roadway access to many parts of Central Florida. The hometown community has more than 50,000 residents across 33 square miles and includes a diverse mix of business development. The Apopka Police Department supports the Crimeline program to aid in investigations and to foster safe and anonymous tips that lead to criminal arrests. You can help with these local cases – if you have relevant information, please call (800) 423-TIPS, go to, or e-mail Apopka bulletins can be found at the APD website (; click on “Crimeline”. 


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