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Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez III - Director

Director Alfredo Ramirez III has dedicated the past 25 plus years to the law enforcement profession. He joined the Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) in 1995, and was promoted through all civil service ranks attaining the position of Director, when he was appointed to lead the agency in January 2020. Upon taking office, Director Ramirez made known that his top priorities will be to keep the community and his officers safe, continue to arduously address gun violence, and enhance community relations, while emphasizing officer wellness.

In his previous position as the MDPD’s Deputy Director, he directly supervised Departmental, Investigative, and Police Services, in addition to the Miami-Dade Public Safety Training Institute, and the Psychological Services and Strategic Planning and Development Sections. As the Assistant Director of Police Services and Investigative Services, Director Ramirez oversaw the North and South Operations Divisions, and the Criminal and Special Investigations Divisions. He was responsible for the coordination and deployment of the majority of the Department’s total complement of sworn personnel, and was responsible for providing traditional police services to meet the needs of the community. In the role of Criminal Investigations Division Chief, Director Ramirez was responsible for the administration, operations, and management of the Homicide, Robbery, Special Victims, and Forensic Services Bureaus, along with the Crime Scene Investigative Support Section. During his rank of Major, he implemented the North-End Street Violence Task Force to identify, arrest, and prosecute individuals who pose the greatest threat to the citizens of Miami-Dade County. With the success of the task force, it was extended to include the south-end of the County and made a permanent component of the Homicide Bureau.

Director Ramirez graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. He completed the Major Cities Chiefs Association’s Police Executive Leadership Program and the Florida International University’s Chapmanville Leadership Development Program. He is a member of the Major Cities Chiefs Association, International Association of Chiefs of Police, Police Executive Research Forum, Major County Sheriffs Association, Florida Police Chiefs Association, Dade-Miami Criminal Justice Council, Eleventh Judicial Circuit Advisory Board, and Miami-Dade County Association of Chiefs of Police.

Director Ramirez is the President of the Police Officer Assistance Trust.