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George A. Perez - Interim Director

Interim Director George A. Perez is a law enforcement executive with the Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD). He has served the citizens of Miami-Dade County for over 22 years. During his career, he has been assigned to both Police Services Division and Investigative Services. Prior to his appointment to the position of Interim Director, he served as the Assistant Director of Police Services, overseeing both North and South Divisions, Strategic Response Division, Miami-Dade International Airport, and the Miami-Dade Seaport. He also served as procedural advisor on matters pertaining to Professional Compliance Bureau investigations and employee discipline. Perez is known for utilizing innovative best practices and being responsive to the unique needs of our diverse Miami-Dade County community.

Interim Director Perez enjoys a robust professional and practical background in law enforcement management and criminal investigations. His knowledge and experience are rooted in assignments, which have included command positions in municipal police services and police operations. He was previously charged with overseeing the Compliance and Standards Division, consisting of the Professional Compliance Bureau, Legal Bureau, Miami-Dade Public Safety Training institute, and the Psychological Services Bureau.

His investigative experience included assignments in a variety of capacities within the Internal Affairs Section, Homicide Bureau, Robbery Bureau, Persons and Property Crimes Units, and Commander of a General Investigations Unit.

Interim Director Perez holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Management, is a proud graduate of the Major Cities Chiefs of Police, and the Police Executive Leadership Institute. Perez is a bilingual instructor and has served as an instructor within the MDPD organization concerning investigative and command level subjects. He utilizes a dynamic approach to instruction which includes student participation and thought-provoking problem-solving methods relative to today’s law enforcement profession.

He proudly served as a board member representative within the Miami-Dade County Police Benevolent Association (now the South Florida Police Benevolent Association - SFPBA) between 2004 through 2012 and remains a proud member of the SFPBA today.

Interim Director Perez is married to Cristina Martinez Perez, and together they have two children, Katherine, and George Jr.