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Miami-Dade Police Department

The Miami-Dade Police Department will commit its resources in partnership with the community to promote a safe and secure environment, maintain order, provide for the safe and expeditious flow of traffic, and practice our core values of integrity, respect, service and fairness.

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Traffic Accidents

Get live traffic crash information to make your commute easier.

Traffic Crashes
Search for public records.

Search open warrants and police reports, request fingerprinting services, background checks, body-worn camera recordings and more.

Police Records
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Apply for a job with the Miami-Dade Police Department.

Police Careers
Crime Map

Check out our crime incident map to see if crimes have been committed in your area.

Crime Map
Civil Process. Click here to learn about filing a process with the Clerk of Courts, Domestic Violence Injuctions, Evictions, and other related topics.

Learn about evictions, collecting a judgment, filing a process with the Clerk of Courts and other related topics.

Court Services
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Get help if you're the victim of a crime. The Miami-Dade Police Department can assist and guide you through the judicial process.

Help for Crime Victims
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Get Involved

Be a volunteer citizen, a police explorer, a police chaplain, or a police reserve or auxiliary officer. You can also join the citizen advisory committee.

Miami-Dade Police Department interns are exposed to the day-to-day operations of a major, urban law enforcement agency.

Submit a non-emergency police report online and print a copy for free.

Watch for signs of terrorism, and if something looks to be unusual or frightening, let law enforcement officials know.

Bring closure to the families of loved ones by providing key information about missing persons.

Many crimes in Miami-Dade remain unsolved. Check out some cold cases, and perhaps you have information that can help solve one.

Safety Tips

Shopping online is simple, fast, and convenient, but you need to protect yourself from identity theft and be safe when meeting strangers to complete a transaction.

Our home is where we feel safest, and we have some suggestions to help keep it that way.

Although protecting our children is a natural instinct, we offer these helpful child safety tips for parents.

Exploring an unfamiliar place can be a challenge, and we want to ensure that you have a pleasant and safe stay.

Follow these tips to help you stay safe while you're getting your cardio workout.

Learn about the Juvenile Curfew Ordinance that helps reduce crime and provide protection to Miami-Dade County residents.

News & Events

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The Miami-Dade Police Department's crackdown on intersection takeovers has led to a new law, effective July 1, 2024, making it a felony for organizers and drivers of illegal street takeovers, with increased fines and vehicle forfeiture provisions. The law, championed by State Senator Jason Pizzo, aims to enhance public safety by deterring dangerous stunts and ensuring greater inter-agency cooperation.

Retired sergeants Dorothy Dorsett and James Dixon sitting at their desks

Retired sergeants Dorothy Dorsett and James Dixon returned to the Miami-Dade Police Department as investigative specialists, conducting thorough background checks on job applicants. Their unique perspectives as former police officers now in civilian roles enrich their contributions and understanding of both sides of law enforcement.

Extended school bus stop sign

Florida's new law allows cameras on school buses to enhance safety by citing drivers who illegally pass stopped school buses. The enforcement involves Miami-Dade Schools, BusPatrol, and Miami-Dade Police.

occupant with autism program

The Miami-Dade Police Department's Occupant with Autism program provides decals to indicate the presence of individuals with autism in vehicles or homes, aiding police response. This initiative enhances safety and response effectiveness during emergencies. Registration is voluntary, with an option for address flagging in the dispatch system instead of a decal display.

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About Us

We provide basic police services throughout the unincorporated area of Miami-Dade County, Miami Lakes, Palmetto Bay and Cutler Bay. Our decentralized police patrol in eight districts.

Our specialized patrol teams include the airport, seaport, marine, motorcycle, bomb disposal and SWAT. Our crime investigators work with other law enforcement agencies, from local cities to the Department of Homeland Security.

Integrity is the hallmark of the Miami-Dade Police Department and we are committed to the highest performance standards, ethical conduct and truthfulness in all relationships. We hold ourselves accountable for our actions and take pride in a professional level of service and fairness to all.

We treat all persons in a dignified and courteous manner, and exhibit understanding of ethnic and cultural diversity, both in our professional and personal endeavors.

We provide quality service in a courteous, efficient and accessible manner. We foster community and employee involvement through problem-solving partnerships.

We treat all people impartially, with consideration and compassion. We are equally responsive to our employees and the community we serve.

Vision Statement
The Miami-Dade Police Department's vision is to be the model law enforcement organization in the nation by blending strategic planning with community concerns.