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05, 2013

Suzy Trutie
strutie@miamidade.gov
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Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez appoints Police Director

Police Director J.D. Patterson, Jr. confirmed at February 5 Commission Meeting


At today’s Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners Meeting, the Commission confirmed Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez’s appointment of J.D. Patterson as the Miami-Dade Police Department’s new Director.  Director Patterson will assume his new role immediately and oversee the department’s 4,065 employees and $526 million budget.

“Director Patterson’s proven experience, leadership skills and unquestionable integrity make him the ideal person to lead our Police Department.  He rose through the ranks and has a unique understanding of our community and the department’s operations, its policies and management,” said Mayor Gimenez.   

Police Director J.D. Patterson, Jr. PDF

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Photo #1 pictured from left to right: J.D. Patterson, Jr., Director, Miami-Dade Police Department; and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.

Photo #2 pictured from left to right

Row 1: Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa, District 6; Ella Moss; Serena Patterson; J.D. Patterson, Jr., Director, Miami-Dade Police Department; Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez; Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan, District 1; and Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners Vice Chair Lynda Bell, District 8.

Row 2: Miami-Dade County Commissioner José “Pepe” Diaz, District 12; Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson, District 3; Carol Patterson; Danah Patterson; Miami-Dade County Commissioner Juan C. Zapata, District 11; Miami-Dade County Commissioner Bruno A. Barreiro, District 5; Senator Javier D. Souto, Miami-Dade County Commissioner, District 10.

Row 3: Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dennis C. Moss, District 9; James K. Loftus, former Miami-Dade Police Department Director; Fred Taylor, former Miami-Dade Police Department Director; Miami-Dade County Commissioner Esteban Bovo, Jr., District 13; Miami-Dade Commissioner Xavier L. Suarez, District 7; Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2; and Robert Parker, former Miami-Dade Police Department Director.

Photo #3 pictured from left to right: James K. Loftus, former Miami-Dade Police Department Director; Fred Taylor, former Miami-Dade Police Department Director; J.D. Patterson, Jr., Director, Miami-Dade Police Department; and Robert Parker, former Miami-Dade Police Department Director.

Photos by Armando Rodriguez.