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For Immediate Release:
March 21, 2013

Media Contact:
Det. Alvaro Zabaleta

Miami-Dade Police Director's Investiture Ceremony


The Miami-Dade Police Department will be conducting the Director's Investiture Ceremony at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church on Friday, March 22, 2013.  The Director will be sworn into office by Israel Reyes, former Circuit Court Judge, in the presence of his community and fellow officers including past Directors.  On February 01, 2013, Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez announced his selection of Assistant Director J.D. Patterson as Director of the Miami-Dade Police Department.  The Board of County Commissioners unanimously accepted the Mayor's selection on February 5, 2013.  “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.

Please join us in this joyful occasion as Director J.D. Patterson in sworn into office to lead one of the largest police departments in the Southeastern United States.

**NOTE: Parking space is limited, therefore, each television station has been assigned "one" parking space.  Please ensure that reporters carpool with the live trucks.  Report time for all media trucks is 8:30 a.m.

Who: Miami-Dade Police Department

What:Director J.D. Patterson sworn into office

When: March 22, 2013, 10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.

Where:Mt. Sinai Baptist Church 698 N.W. 47 Terrace, Miami, Florida



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