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About Police

Mission Statement

To promote a safe and secure environment, free from crime and the fear of crime. Maintain order and provide for the safe and expeditious flow of traffic. Practice our core values of integrity, respect, service, and fairness.

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.

Executive Staff

The Police Director, and Metropolitan Sheriff of Miami-Dade County, manages all Miami-Dade Police Department personnel and operations with the assistance of his Executive Staff. Together, the executive staff has ultimate responsibility for determining departmental goals in conjunction with our community, and ensuring the safety of our personnel.


Careers at MDPD

A career with MDPD offers an opportunity for human involvement, professional advancement and community service. MDPD is charged with the safety of over 2.5 million residents who live within a 2,109 square mile area. In order to accomplish this formidable task, it utilizes the services of approximately 2,900 sworn officers and 1,700 support personnel.

Awards and Recognitions

The Miami-Dade Police Department for winning multiple NACo Awards from the National Association of Counties.

Commend a Miami-Dade Police Employee

Take the time to let us know about the positive experiences you have had with any of our police employees

Citizen Advisory Committee

Each unincorporated Miami-Dade Police District has a CAC made up of about 15 lay people. They meet monthly with the command staff of the District at the station.

The meeting is open to the public. Any problem requiring special attention can be presented; police matters are assigned to an officer; non-police issues are handled by the Team Metro representative.

Community Policing Programs

The annual report evaluating the Miami-Dade Police Department's Community Policing, Crime Prevention, and Juvenile Programs.

Crime Statistics

Crime Statistics keeps you informed about crime in your neighborhood.  The Miami-Dade Police Department uses crime reports to improve community awareness and to help identify potential areas of rising crime.

Dade-Miami Criminal Justice Council

The Dade-Miami Criminal Justice Council encourages and facilitates coordination and cooperation between and among the various agencies of the Criminal Justice System of Miami-Dade County and provides advice, analysis, and technical assistance to criminal justice-related agencies.

Diversion Program

On September 10, 2010, the Board of County Commissioners adopted Implementing Order 2-12 creating the Miami-Dade County Diversion Program. The purpose of the Miami-Dade County Diversion Program is to:

  • seek compliance with Miami-Dade County Code violations,
  • improve the quality of life in Miami-Dade County through community service hours,
  • reduce the demands on the court system and
  • give violators options to resolve their ordinance violations.

Laws and Ordinances

Useful links to Florida State Statutes as well as Miami-Dade County Ordinances.

2017 MDPD Review

For a closer look at the Miami-Dade Police Department including our accomplishments during the 2016 calendar year, please read our 2017 Departmental Review.



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