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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
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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.

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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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a softball placed on the foul line of a softball field

In Miami-Dade, police officers find camaraderie and competition in a softball league, with teams like "Miami 5.0" and "Miami Metro Dawgz" ranking nationally. The league, which includes officers from various departments, enhances team spirit and provides a unique form of mutual support among law enforcement professionals.

A police officer looking at the serial number of a gun

Collaboration between the Intracoastal District and neighboring law enforcement agencies, including the North Miami and North Miami Beach Police Departments, resulted in a significant reduction in gun violence during the summer of 2023. The joint initiative emphasized sharing intelligence, understanding local trouble spots, and proactive patrols to counter potential threats.

Milton family members along with Mayor Daniella Levine Cava

The Milton family, through the Jose Milton Foundation, funded the restoration of the Miami-Dade Police Department's Mounted Patrol Unit stables at the Tropical Park Equestrian Center. This contribution is one of many the family has made to support the department over the years.

Members of Miami-Dade Police's Neighborhood Resource Unit

The Miami-Dade Police's Neighborhood Resource Unit hosted an appreciation event for former homeless residents of the Northside District now living at Northside Commons. The event provided various services and support to the attendees.

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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.