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Special Patrol Bureau

1567 NW 79th Avenue
Doral, FL 33126-1103 USA
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Phone: 305-468-1315
Fax: 305-418-2714
Email:  spbinfo@mdpd.com 
Major: Thomas "Pat" Hanlon


The Special Patrol Bureau is comprised of three distinct sections.

Tactical Operations Section
Specialized Patrol and Events Section
Police Operations Section

Special Patrol Bureau Mission

  • Conducts routine sea and air patrol
  • Performs search and rescue
  • Conducts specialized traffic enforcement
  • Manages and coordinates police services at the Metrorail and Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • Conducts canine patrol and explosives searches
  • Provides dignitary protection
  • Manages and coordinates police services at special events
  • Provides assistance during the service of high-risk warrants
  • Resolves incidents involving barricaded subject and hostage situations
  • Coordinates police response to civil unrest and demonstrations

Tactical Operations Section

Special Response Team

  • Hostage situations/barricaded subjects
  • High-risk search and arrest warrants
  • Hijackings
  • Major aircraft disasters
  • Assist Mobile Field Forces during civil disorder
  • Canine searches for armed subjects
  • Other high-risk situations
  • Dignitary and government official protection details
  • Departmental Response to Gunfire Training

Bomb Disposal Unit

  • Explosive disposal calls
  • Bombings
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction calls
    • Nuclear
    • Biological
    • Chemical
  • Conducts research and development of tools and tactics
  • Conducts chemical agent research and development
  • Provides specialized training to other agencies
  • Participates in advisory role on the Mobile Field Force Committee
  • Chemical agents Coordinator

Canine Unit

  • Searches for subjects and evidence
  • Narcotic detection
  • Explosive searches and sweeps
  • Search for lost persons
  • Cadaver searches
  • Assist patrol units on calls
  • Saturation patrols in districts

Incident Management Team

  • Establishes operational contingency plans include:
    • Hurricanes
    • Large-scale natural disasters
    • Civil disorders
    • Aircraft disasters
    • Manmade disasters
    • Acts of terrorism
    • Complex shootings
  • Coordinates and manages departmental response during mobilizations
  • Coordinate departmental response to other agencies and counties requesting emergency related assistance
  • Manages and coordinates the Departments Mobile Field Force, Rapid Deployment Force

Specialized Patrol and Events Section

Aviation Unit

  • Support of perimeter operations
  • Investigative surveillances
  • Vehicle and foot pursuits
  • Reconnaissance for major events and demonstrations
  • Assist other agencies

Marine Patrol

  • Enforces maritime laws in the coastal and inland waterways of Miami-Dade County
  • Inspects vessels
  • Renders assistance to other agencies
  • Conducts search and rescue operations
  • Assists with alien and drug smuggling interdiction
  • Enforces State environmental and marine fishing laws

Motorcycle Unit

  • Enforces Florida State traffic statutes
  • Conducts specialized enforcement
    • DUI checkpoints/saturation patrols
    • School zones
  • Participate in public information and education campaigns
  • Dignitary and specialized escorts
  • Breath Alcohol Testing Squad (BATS)

Special Events Unit

  • Plans, coordinates, and manages police services to major events
  • Coordinates off-regular duty for major events
    • Marlins Ball Park
    • Sun Life Stadium
    • Miami-Dade County Youth Fair
  • Coordinates staffing of film jobs for Miami-Dade County Film Office

Police Operations Section

  • The Strategic Policing Operations Response Team (SPORT) Unit
  • Coordinates police services for
    • Jackson Memorial Hospital
    • Metrorail/Metromover
    • Rickenbacker Causeway
    • Marlins Ball Park
    • Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center
    • Stephen P. Clark Government Center

 

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