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For Immediate Release:
October 06, 2015
Media Contact:
Griselle Marino
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Chairman Monestime recognizes Police Director J.D. Patterson on 30 years of service


Miami-Dade Police Director J.D. Patterson receives a commendation plaque at the County Commission meeting in honor of his 30 years as a law enforcement officer with Miami-Dade County
(Photo by Armando Rodriguez / Miami-Dade County)

MIAMI-DADE, FL – Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Jean Monestime honored Miami-Dade Police Director J.D. Patterson at the Oct. 6 commission meeting for his 30 years of continued service as a law enforcement officer with Miami-Dade County.

“Director Patterson is a lifelong Miamian, born at Jackson Memorial Hospital, raised in Brownsville; in other words, a real native, a product of this county,” Chairman Jean Monestime said. “He is also a man of God with an unwavering and unrelenting faith. As a pastor, he shares his beliefs with the passion and confidence that could only be supported by a higher being.”

Director Patterson joined the Miami-Dade Police Department in 1985 as a police officer. He previously spent four years in the military achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He also attended the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Director Patterson holds an Associate's Degree from Miami-Dade Community College, a Bachelor's Degree from Barry University, and a Master's Degree from the University of Miami.