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Special Projects Unit

The Special Projects Unit (SPU) is an in-house public relations center which provides support to PIEB, departmental entities, law enforcement agencies, and the community by establishing and maintaining methods of positive communication which encourage employee and citizen understanding, cooperation, and support. Internally, the Unit augments communications within the Department. Externally, it serves as a public relations vehicle which promotes support to departmental entities and performs liaison activities with other law enforcement agencies and the community.

SPU personnel offer consultation and technical expertise in areas of concept development, establishment of target audience and projected program impact, technical research, writing, and editing; desktop publishing, creative graphic design and layout; computer-related assistance; photography; professional printing and mass distribution procedures.

The SPU also promotes and administers an array of departmental and community based projects and events. They serve as active committee members and provide administrative, operational, and logistical support to various fund-raising and County endorsed programs.

The following are just some of the campaign, projects, and activities conducted by the SPU:

SPU handles publicity, publications, administrative correspondence, appointment scheduling and operational tasks associated with these events.

  • Alert Newsletter
  • Departmental Review
  • PIEB/Departmental Publications
  • United Way Campaign
  • United Way Cabinet
  • March of Dimes (MOD) March For Babies
  • MOD Appreciation
  • Making Strides For Against Breast Cancer Campaign
  • Habitat For Humanity Blitz Build
  • National Kidney Foundation Kidney Walk
  • Promotional Ceremonies
  • Dade County Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Police Officer Assistance Trust
  • Police Memorial Ceremony
  • Miami-Dade County Employee Appreciation Day
  • Headquarters Blood Drives

To inquire further about the SPU programs and activities, please contact Special Projects Administrator Allison Bishop-Cooner, at 305-471-1751, or email her at


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