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Homeland Security Bureau

9105 NW 25th St.
Doral, FL 33172
Phone: 305-470-3900
Fax: 305-470-3928  
Email: [email protected]
Major: Arnold Palmer
Captain: Lonny Allen


The Miami-Dade Police Department’s Homeland Security Bureau (HSB) is comprised of eight sections: Intelligence and Investigations, Threat Management Section, Agricultural Patrol Section, Priority Response Team, Southeast Florida Fusion Center, Real Time Crime Center, Operations, and the Southeast Regional Domestic Security Task Force. Each section has a specific task and combined they augment and enhance the Department’s capability to respond and address the growing homeland security initiatives. While the HSB’s primary jurisdictional responsibility is unincorporated areas of Miami-Dade County (MDC); personnel provide homeland security and criminal intelligence gathering and dissemination assistance to law enforcement agencies at the local, regional, state, federal, and international levels.


Operational Sections

Intelligence & Investigation Section (IIS)
The IIS are the primary departmental detectives on investigations encompassing threats of mass shootings, threats to infrastructure, or threats to places of worship. Additionally, the IIS has a Cyber Crimes Unit, which investigate suspicious activity reports, computer-generated crimes, and prepare for prosecution of criminal activities at state and federal levels.

Threat Management Section (TMS)
The TMS provide threat assessment/case management involving individuals identified as persons of concern with a believed mental condition, and have engaged in or are suspected of noncriminal behavior that could lead to a targeted act of violence to others. The TMS also perform case management for individuals detained under Florida’s “Baker Act" or “Marchman Act” statutes and identified as high utilizers or have displayed violent tendencies. High utilizers are provided proactive crisis intervention, communal support, and other social services, which bridge the gaps between mental health providers, courts, and law enforcement.

Agricultural Patrol Section (APS)
The APS provides community-oriented policing in the rural and agricultural areas of Miami-Dade County. These services include but are not limited to conducting proactive patrols, conducting follow up investigations on agricultural-related offenses, and conducting follow up on all animal cruelty and environmental crimes.

Priority Response Team (PRT)
The PRT is a specially trained and selected group of officers uniquely equipped and deployed throughout MDC. The core mission of the PRT is to provide a rapid, coordinated, and overwhelming response to mass casualty attacks and critical incidents, to include active shooter situations and acts of terrorism.

Southeast Florida Fusion Center (SEFFC)
The SEFFC focuses on the development and exchange of criminal intelligence, and provide a timely exchange of information regarding crime or criminal related activity within the law enforcement community. The SEFFC’s purpose is to enhance partnerships which establish connections between each facet of the law enforcement community. The SEFFC affords law enforcement personnel all available intelligence resources and communications capabilities. Unless readily shared, critical information is without value.

Real-Time Crime Center (RTCC)
The RTCC functions as a centralized data hub that rapidly mines information across multiple criminal, civil, and social media sources.  Such information includes video and still imagery, data analysis, and access to ShotSpotter, a Gunshot detection, location, alert, and analysis solution deployed across MDC.  The RTCC represents the total assimilation of technology into law enforcement.

Technical Operations Unit/Forensic Video Unit (TOU)/(FVU)
The TOU/FVU provide covert, and overt audiovisual support to departmental entities and our law enforcement partners.  With the advancement of technology, video evidence is increasingly prevalent and the services the TOU/FVU provide are vital resources in most criminal investigations.
 
Southeast Regional Domestic Security Task Force (SRDSTF)
The HSB also participates in the SRDSTF, which was established to address preparation and response efforts by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, fire rescue departments, first responder personnel, and others in dealing with potential or actual terrorist acts within or affecting this state.  The goal of the SRDSTF is to strengthen our domestic security prevention, preparedness, protection, response, and recovery capabilities through interagency commitment.