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About the Miami-Dade Police Department

The Miami-Dade Police Department will commit its resources in partnership with the community to promote a safe and secure environment, maintain order, provide for the safe and expeditious flow of traffic, and practice our core values of integrity, respect, service and fairness.

We provide basic police services throughout the unincorporated area of Miami-Dade County, Miami Lakes, Palmetto Bay and Cutler Bay. Our decentralized police patrol in eight districts.

Our specialized patrol teams include the airport, seaport, marine, motorcycle, bomb disposal and SWAT. Our crime investigators work with other law enforcement agencies, from local cities to the Department of Homeland Security.

Integrity is the hallmark of the Miami-Dade Police Department and we are committed to the highest performance standards, ethical conduct and truthfulness in all relationships. We hold ourselves accountable for our actions and take pride in a professional level of service and fairness to all.

We treat all persons in a dignified and courteous manner, and exhibit understanding of ethnic and cultural diversity, both in our professional and personal endeavors.

We provide quality service in a courteous, efficient and accessible manner. We foster community and employee involvement through problem-solving partnerships.

We treat all people impartially, with consideration and compassion. We are equally responsive to our employees and the community we serve.

Vision Statement
The Miami-Dade Police Department's vision is to be the model law enforcement organization in the nation by blending strategic planning with community concerns.

Awards and Recognitions

Congratulations to the Miami-Dade Police Department for frequently winning NACo Awards from the National Association of Counties!

In 2015, the Department won a NACo Achievement Award related to criminal justice and public safety for:

  • Career Offender Absconder Initiative

In 2014, the Department won a NACo Achievement Award related to criminal justice and public safety for:

  • Think B4 You Post/Project Internet Safety

In 2012, the Department won NACo Achievement Awards related to Information Technology and Efficiencies in Police Business Process for:

  • Diversion Program
  • Video Conference Depositions
  • Property Appraiser Investigations
  • Warrant Online System
  • RapidID System
  • Law Enforcement Query Application
  • Crime Analysis System
  • Bond Hearing Automation Project

In 2011, the Department won NACo Achievement Awards related to Smart Policing using technology and innovation for the following:

  • Electronic Field Interview Reporting
  • ePolice Mobile for Blackberry Application
  • Miami International Airport Crime Mapping Application
  • MDPD Medical Examiners Project

In 2010, the Department won NACo Achievement Awards related to Mobile and Data Driven Policing for:

  • 874 Gang Identifier Project
  • Crime Data Warehouse and Mobile Reporting Project
  • Mobile Operations Center Vehicles Program

Social Media Terms of Use

The Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) recognizes and appreciates the rights of all members of our online community to free speech and freedom of expression. All departmental social media sites and all comments posted, however, are regularly monitored by administrators who reserve the right to report to the host site obscenities and hate speech.   Furthermore, users are subject to the host site's Terms of Service, and any user in violation of the Terms of Service will be reported. Accordingly, the public is cautioned that comments that are obscene, vulgar, sexually explicit, threatening in nature, advocate criminal behavior, discriminate, include clearly inaccurate information, or are unrelated to the intended topic of discussion or provide links to other third party sites, will be removed. Additionally, the MDPD has the right, with or without notice, to block access to its social media pages to any user who consistently violates the policy guidelines.

Since departmental social media sites are a public forum for the MDPD, any content posted is considered official business and is subject to proper retention and disclosure pursuant to Florida law.

Opinions expressed by visitors to MDPD social media sites do not reflect the opinions of Miami-Dade County or MDPD.

Under Florida law, names, photos, social media posts, messages, e-mail addresses, and other information submitted to the host of this page or posted on this site are public records. If you do not want your information released in the response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail or messages to this host or post on this site. Instead, contact the department that hosts this site by phone.

If you have questions or concerns about these terms-of-use, please call MDPD Social Media Manager Christine Dweck at 305-471-1900, or email her at [email protected].

Public Records Requests

Oliver S. Spicer, Jr., Public Records Custodian
9105 NW 25th Street
Doral, FL 33172
Phone: 305-471-2085
Fax: 305-471-2046
Email: [email protected] and [email protected]

Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities

People who need assistance to participate in the programs, activities or services of MDPD may call or email Dena Kelly at 305-471-1963 or [email protected].

Request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, or other means of equally effective communication to participate in any program or meeting. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).