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For Immediate Release:
November 05, 2015

Media Contact:
Det. Jennifer Capote

First Female Officer Graduates from SRT-Basic Course

Historic Moment for Miami-Dade Police Department


The Miami-Dade Police Department is proud to announce the first female officer to successfully complete the SRT (Special Response Team) Basic Course since its inception. The first SRT Basic Course was held in January 1994. This is an intense and rigorous training that prepares officers to encounter all types of levels of threat.  The SRT Basic Course training curriculum is highly recognized throughout the country and the world.  The new curriculum is five weeks long to include intense physical training, shooting, special scenarios, repelling, diving, chemical agents to name a few.  Officer Lourdes Hernandez is an 18-year veteran who has proven to be a great role model for many.  Please join us as we celebrate Officer Hernandez and her colleagues successfully completing the SRT-Basic Course.  

Video and still pictures of Officer Hernandez in the SRT-Basic training course can be obtained in the FTP site.

Who: Miami-Dade Police Department - Special Response Team (SRT)

What:SRT Basic #54

When: November 06, 2015, 1:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.

Where:Miami-Dade Fire Training Facility 9300 NW 41 Street - Second Floor

Why:No other female officer has been able to successfully complete the SRT Basic Course since its inception in 1994.

Editor's Note: Director Patterson along with other command staff will be present and available for interviews.


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