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About Police

Mission Statement

To promote a safe and secure environment, free from crime and the fear of crime. Maintain order and provide for the safe and expeditious flow of traffic. Practice our core values of integrity, respect, service, and fairness.

Integrity
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.

Respect
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.

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

Fairness
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.

Careers at MDPD

A career with MDPD offers an opportunity for human involvement, professional advancement and community service. MDPD is charged with the safety of over 2.5 million residents who live within a 2,109 square mile area. In order to accomplish this formidable task, it utilizes the services of approximately 2,900 sworn officers and 1,700 support personnel.

Awards and Recognitions

The Miami-Dade Police Department for winning multiple NACo Awards from the National Association of Counties.

Commend a Miami-Dade Police Employee

Take the time to let us know about the positive experiences you have had with any of our police employees

Citizen Advisory Committee

Each unincorporated Miami-Dade Police District has a CAC made up of about 15 lay people. They meet monthly with the command staff of the District at the station.

The meeting is open to the public. Any problem requiring special attention can be presented; police matters are assigned to an officer; non-police issues are handled by the Team Metro representative.

Community Policing Programs

The annual report evaluating the Miami-Dade Police Department's Community Policing, Crime Prevention, and Juvenile Programs.

Crime Statistics

Crime Statistics keeps you informed about crime in your neighborhood.  The Miami-Dade Police Department uses crime reports to improve community awareness and to help identify potential areas of rising crime.

Diversion Program

On September 10, 2010, the Board of County Commissioners adopted Implementing Order 2-12 creating the Miami-Dade County Diversion Program. The purpose of the Miami-Dade County Diversion Program is to:

  • seek compliance with Miami-Dade County Code violations,
  • improve the quality of life in Miami-Dade County through community service hours,
  • reduce the demands on the court system and
  • give violators options to resolve their ordinance violations.

Florida Law Enforcement Handbook

The 2014 edition of the Florida Law Enforcement Handbook is a compilation of the most frequently used laws. This handbook was first developed in 1975 by the Police Legal Bureau as a reference text for all law enforcement officers in the Department.

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