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ANNUAL REPORT 2018

MIRAMAR

POLICE

Department

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MISSION &

VALUES

MISSION STATEMENT We pledge to provide a safe and secure environment and enhance the quality of life in the City of Miramar by working in partnership with the community, providing progressive police services, impartially enforcing the laws, preserving the peace and protecting the individual rights of our citizens.

CORE VALUES We believe that the basis of professionalism is a combination of honor, integrity and accountability. We are committed to developing and providing leadership.  As partners with the community, our understanding of diversity is key to our success. We respect our fellow employees and the citizens we serve through teamwork. We effectively achieve our goals. We foster open and honest communication. 2

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TABLE OF

CONTENTS

2 Mission & Values 4  Message from the Chief 6 Organizational Chart 8  Stats 10 In The Community 2018 12 Office of the Chief 16  Community Oriented Policing Bureau 20  Special Operations Bureau 28  Support Services Bureau 30 awards ANNUAL REPORT 2018

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MESSAGE FROM THE

CHIEF

To our Miramar Family,

As we reflect on 2018 one must ask “What has the Miramar Police Department done for our community?” As Chief, I am proud to highlight in this annual report a snapshot of the efforts put forth by our team to make policing in Miramar not a “police only” effort, but a “community effort.” We have continued with our initiatives to target our two most vulnerable populations, our youth and seniors. We were able to launch our Urban League Restorative Justice initiative and rally for safety awareness for our seniors through our Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (SALT) program. Both programs are supported by your men and women in uniform who constantly work to foster greater relationships.

On behalf of the Miramar Police Department, I extend a gracious “Thank You” for supporting our public safety initiatives throughout our 2018 year. Although 2018 marked one of the most tragic episodes of gun violence in Broward County and echoed similar tragedies across the nation, we as a community rose to the occasion and through our resilient spirits overcame our darkest fears; not being able to push forward. Margaret Thatcher was quoted, “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” The Marjory Stoneman Douglas community is leading another battle to enhance the protection of our children within our school system, and with it comes the support of not only their South Florida neighbors but the millions of public safety advocates As we traverse into a new year of preventing crime, monitoring our school safety plans, educating our across this great nation. residents on fraud detection and partnering with our local businesses to build our economic structures,

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2019 will be outlined with BOLD ambition, resourcefulness and fortitude. 2019 will mark the ground breaking of our new Historic East Police Substation, technological advancements with a police body worn camera program and the launch of a License Plate Reader (LPR) initiative to curb speeding and assist in identifying criminal activity in our transit corridors. Thank you for taking the time to be a part of the Miramar experience where we pride ourselves on being that community where you can “Live, Work and Play�. We look forward to working with you in 2019. An Honor to Serve,

Chief Dexter M. Williams ANNUAL REPORT 2018

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City Manager Chief of Police EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE POLICE CHIEF

Assistant Chief of Police

INTERNAL AFFAIRS CAPTAIN (1) SERGEANT(1)

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE DEPARTMENT

JTTF DETECTIVE PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER

SUPPORT SERVICES BUREAU Major

OPERATIONS SUPPORT DIVISION MANAGER

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIVISION MANAGER

CRIME ANALYSIS CRIME ANALYST (2)

FISCAL PROPERTY SUPERVISOR CLERK (3)

TECHNICAL SERVICES IT ANALYST II IT ANALYST III COMMUNICATIONS SUPERVISOR COMM. OFFICER (8) POLICE ADMIN TECH

EMERGENCY MGMT POLICE PLANNER

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CHAPLAINS

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RECORDS SUPERVISOR POLICE ADMIN TECH (4) LOGISTICS COORDINATOR

FLEET & FACILITIES

CITIZENS ON PATROL VOLUNTEERS IN POLICING

DISTRICT I DIVISION CAPTAIN (2)

COMMUNITY RESOURCE UNIT SERGEANT OFFICER (9)

COMMUNITY ORIENTED POLICING BUREAU MAJOR ADMIN COORDINATOR

DISTRICT II DIVISION CAPTAIN (2)

PATROL SERGEANT (6) OFFICER (48) COMMUNITY SERVICE AIDE (8)

PATROL SERGEANT (7) OFFICER (47) COMMUNITY SERVICE AIDE (8)

K-9 UNIT OFFICER (5)

FIELD FORCE FIELD TRAINING PROGRAM SWAT HOSTAGE NEGOTIATIONS


2018 organizational

CHART

EXECUTIVE COMMANDER GRANTS/ACCREDITATION MANAGER

PERSONNEL OFFICER (2) POLICE ADMINISTRATOR PERSONNEL COORDINATOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR (.5)

SPECIAL OPERATIONS BUREAU major admin coordinator

HONOR GUARD

CODE COMPLIANCE MANAGER

CODE COMPLIANCE SUPERVISOR CODE OFFICER (9)

CODE RANGER VOLUNTEERS CODE OFFICER

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION CAPTAIN

SPECIALIZED SUPPORT DIVISION CAPTAIN

STRATEGIC INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION CAPTAIN

PERSONS CRIMES SERGEANT OFFICER (10)

TRAFFIC SERGEANT OFFICER (8)

PRIME SERGEANT OFFICER (8)

PROPERTY CRIMES SERGEANT OFFICER (10) POLICE ADMIN TECH

CRIME SCENE SUPERVISOR CRIME SCENE TECH (4)

ADMIN COORDINATOR (3)

PROPERTY/EVIDENCE SUPERVISOR CUSTODIAN (2)

TRAINING UNIT SERGEANT OFFICER (2) SPECIALIST

SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS SERGEANT (1) OFFICER (7) SPECIAL EVENTS

YOUTH SERVICES SERGEANT (2) OFFICER (20) PAL OFFICER

DIVE TEAM EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SPECIAL EVENTS

VICTIM SERVICES VICTIM ADVOCATE (2) POLICE ADMIN TECH

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STATS 2018 2017

2018

% CHANGE

2

5

150%

SEXUAL BATTERY

53

45

-15%

ROBBERY

91

87

-4%

Armed

42

30

-29%

Strongarm

41

44

7%

Home Invasion

2

5

150%

Carjacking

6

8

33%

AGG. ASSAULT/BATTERY

236

170

-28%

BURGLARY

301

210

-30%

Residence

231

149

-35%

Business

25

18

-28%

other

45

43

-4%

BURGLARY FROM AUTO

755

653

-14%

THEFT

955

981

3%

Grand

292

250

-14%

Petit

176

185

5%

Retail

90

165

83%

Other

397

381

-4%

AUTO THEFT

249

286

15%

2

4

100%

2,644

2,441

-8%

HOMICIDE

ARSON

TOTAL PART I

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CHARTS PART 1 CRIME

ROBBERY

RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY

AUTO BURGLARY

PART 1 CRIME TREND

ROBBERY TREND

RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY TREND

AUTO BURGLARY TREND

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IN THE

COMMUNITY 2018

National Night Out Against Crime

Shop with a Cop Operation Blue The Miramar Police Department paired Squad 50 deserving elementary-aged children

Over 2,500 toys were collected for with officers to shop at Walmart. The “Operation Blue Squad”. These toys This annual event is a unique crime officers volunteered their time to bring were generously donated by Sunbeam prevention campaign that includes local holiday joy to children from families in Property through their annual toy drive, businesses, residents and the Miramar Police need throughout Miramar. Polar Express. This partnership allowed Department. The event generates support for the Miramar Police Department to bring anti-crime programs and aims to strengthen joy to over 800 children throughout neighborhood spirit and police-community Miramar. Toys were delivered to local, partnerships. The department collaborated underserved neighborhoods, a school for with nine communities throughout Miramar students with intellectual, behavioral or to bring these events to residents throughout emotional disabilities, and Joe DiMaggio the city. Children’s Hospital.

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Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

The Miramar Police Department looks forward to the annual Christmas Eve visit to Joe DiMaggio’s Children’s Hospital. This event, allows officers to volunteer on Christmas Eve by giving out toys to children who are in the hospital, It is a favorite for all of those involved. The program was funded by toys donated from Sunbeam and the Miramar Park of Commerce’s Polar Express.


Citizens’ Police Academy

The Citizens’ Police Academy is a free 14-week course that educates citizens on the basics of the law enforcement profession. Some of the topics include how investigations are completed, crime scene procedures, traffic stops and scenario based “Shoot, Don’t Shoot”. With the Training Unit’s assistance, students were placed in the role of the police officer making a traffic stop, as well as responding to a domestic violence call. The class was an overwhelming success. The Citizens’ Police Academy had 54 graduates in 2018.

Crime Prevention Academy for Businesses

Police Athletic League’s Golf Tournament

The Miramar Police Department partnered with the Miramar Police The Miramar Police Department held Athletic League (PAL) to raise funds its second Crime Prevention Academy for PAL’s programs. PAL provides for Businesses in 2018. Fifteen business year-round educational and athletic owners/operators, interested in learning youth related activities to youth more about ways to protect their between the ages of 3 and 17 years old businesses, participated in the four-week and their families. academy. Instructors represented various organizations including the Miramar Police Department, the FBI and the US Postal Service. Classes included Suspicious Packages, Cyber Crime, Mail Fraud, Physical and Commercial Security and Run/Hide/Fight.

‘Fishing For Futures’

This mentoring program staffed by police officers aims to offer local children productive and positive ways to spend their time while teaching them respect for themselves, others and the outdoors. Through time spent fishing, the officers have an opportunity to connect with the children and offer them positive role models, unique memories and to see police officers in a positive light.

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OFFICE OF

THE CHIEF

The chief of police is the highest-ranking officer in the police department. He is responsible for providing the overall leadership and management of the police department. The chief of police directs, plans, and coordinates the enforcement of the penal divisions of the city charter, the ordinances of the city, and the laws of the state and nation for the purpose of protecting persons and property, and for the preservation of the peace of the community. The chief of police is responsible for communicating with the city commissioners, and the state and national legislative bodies on law enforcement matters of importance to the City of Miramar; as well as proposing new or amended existing legislation which could have an impact on law enforcement. The chief of police ensures the highest level of professionalism of police service. He is responsive to the concerns and expectations of the community. Furthermore, he is also responsible for the management functions of controlling, planning, organizing, supervising, and staffing for the department. During a state of emergency, such as a natural disaster in 12

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the city, the chief of police, along with other city leaders, assumes a leadership role in planning, coordinating, and directing all activities aimed at returning conditions to normal. The chief of police has jurisdiction within the City of Miramar and command authority over 225 sworn officers and 80 civilian employees. The chief of police has the responsibility and authority for the management, direction and control of the operations and administration of the department. He ensures efficient and effective police services to the citizens of Miramar. The chief also formulates the plans and policies of all departmental operations, including fiscal management. The Office of the Chief is responsible for public information, grants, accreditation, emergency management, personnel and recruitment, volunteers, public relations, chaplains and the Internal Affairs Unit. The department is organized, under the Office of the Chief of Police, into three operational bureaus: Community Oriented Policing Bureau, Special Operations Bureau, and the Support Services Bureau.


GRANTS MANAGEMENT AND ACCREDITATION UNIT

Public Information Office

The Public Information Office is responsible for preparing reports and information The Grants Management and Accreditation Unit is responsible for a variety of made available to the public and media. areas including accreditation, policies and procedures, city commission agenda The Public Information Officer: items, grant writing and management, and purchases related to all police • Issues press releases department grants and Law Enforcement Trust Funds. • Handles dozens of media inquiries per week • Facilitates requests through the media by families of crime victims As professionalism is at the forefront of all operations, the unit is charged with • Coordinates press conferences all areas related to state and national accreditation. Throughout the year, the • Manages and responds to all public records requests from the media Unit is tasked with all quality control and compliance related to the department’s • Responds to call-outs, as needed national/international and state accreditation. Nationwide, only about 3% • Manages social media communications of police departments are nationally accredited through the Commission on • Serves as an integral part of the management of the Miramar Police Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). The Miramar Police Department website Department has held this accreditation for over 23 years. The Accreditation • Manages and archives media clips of Miramar police related stories Unit is also responsible for all areas related to state accreditation through the • Produces videos to help solve crimes, showcase the department, and Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA), which the educate the community department has successfully maintained since 1998. This year, the unit was proud to have received grant funds from the following agencies: Florida Office of the Attorney General, Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Justice Assistance and Department of Justice. These funds allow the department to provide needed services without additional tax dollars.

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THE CHIEF

Personnel and Recruitment

The Personnel Unit processed 157 applicants for the position of police officer over the 12-month period. Detectives in the unit continue to make efforts in recruiting by attending criminal justice training & testing sessions, local job fairs, and speaking engagements at the Miami-Dade Police Academy and Broward College Police Academy. Detective Kimkowski worked part-time at the Miami-Dade School of Justice Assessment Center, conducting all Computer Voice Stress Analyses (CVSAs) for potential police recruits who are attempting to get accepted into the program. In addition to the increased number of law enforcement personnel that were added to the agency, there were a number of support positions filled in 2018. The agency hired two Police Administrative Technicians, two Communications Officers, one Fiscal Property Clerk, and one Property & Evidence Custodian.

Volunteer program

In 2018, volunteers provided over 6,200 hours of service to the police department. These hours were generated by more than 33 volunteers, which included the processing of 1,477 fingerprint cards for the general public. The volunteers also worked in various units throughout the department including Code Compliance, front desk, Property & Evidence, Crime Scene Unit, Citizens on Patrol, fingerprinting, Fiscal/Property and other units, as needed. This partnership with the community saves the City tens of thousands of dollars a year in staffing hours and is a huge asset to both tax payers and the police department.

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Internal Affairs Unit

The Internal Affairs Unit is responsible for safeguarding the integrity of the City of Miramar and the Miramar Police Department, as well as the rights of all citizens within the area of jurisdictional responsibility. The members assigned to the Internal Affairs Unit network with Internal Affairs investigators throughout the country for best practices and proactive measures. The Internal Affairs Unit is constantly training and strives to offer the highestquality services to the residents of Miramar. Below are the types of incidents and frequency of those incidents handled by the Internal Affairs Unit in 2018. • Administrative investigation incidents: 0 • Criminal investigation incidents: 0 • Inquiry/referral incidents: 0 • Citizen complaint incidents: 12 • Officer injury incidents: 28 • Property damage incidents: 39 • Firearm discharge incidents: 0 • Use of force incidents: 51 • Vehicle accident incidents: 51 • Vehicle pursuit incidents: 4 • Miscellaneous incidents: 23

Planning Unit

The Planning Unit performed emergency planning as well as tactical, strategic and administrative analysis for various units throughout the police department. Below are the highlights of the Planning Unit’s activities/projects in 2018. • Updated and created new user manuals for the Law Field Operations Center as well as interactive tools used for training •  Completed numerous Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) surveys for the Miramar business community • Attended a wide range of Emergency Management trainings such as Critical Infrastructure/Cyber Security, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Bomb Making Materials Awareness, Program Community Liaison training and more • Facilitated trainings related to emergency management, both within the department and to outside stakeholders • Updated school emergency plans • Redesigned Incident Command System (ICS) forms for the police department • Built custom WebEOC (Emergency Operations Center software) boards to streamline ICS form filing • Represented the department at the South East Regional Domestic Security Task Force (SERDSTF)

Public Affairs Unit

The Public Affairs Unit is active in the community doing educational awareness, providing community trainings and educational awareness for both citizens and local businesses. Residential Security Surveys – Residential security surveys are provided to the community, free of charge. The survey identifies vulnerable areas in the home and suggestions are made to improve the home’s security. Commercial Security Surveys – Commercial security surveys are provided to the business community, free of charge. The survey identifies vulnerable areas in the business and suggestions are made to improve the businesses’ security. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) -– CPTED is a multidisciplinary approach to deterring criminal behavior through environmental design. CPTED strategies rely upon the ability to influence offender decisions that precede criminal acts. The Public Affairs Unit taught a CPTED and Commercial Security class to the Crime Prevention Academy for Businesses.

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COMMUNITY ORIENTED

POLICING BUREAU

The Community Oriented Policing Bureau’s (COPB) primary function is road patrol, which is under the leadership of Major Shalida Smith. COPB provides quality law enforcement services including responding to emergency calls. The Bureau is committed to preventing and reducing crime through a variety of proactive problem-solving initiatives. Within the Bureau, there are specialized units and divisions such as: Community Resource Unit (CRU), Field Training Program, Canine (K-9), Citizens on Patrol, Field Force, Honor Guard and Code Compliance.

evaluating the effectiveness of community programs, crime prevention activities, community concerns, community activities, meetings, presentations and attending special events. This unit is tireless in their efforts to be innovative and dedicated to our community. During 2018, the Community Resource Unit hosted, participated in, and developed a multitude of community programs geared towards community partnerships.

COMMUNITY SERVICE AIDES

The Community Service Aides provided an invaluable level COMMUNITY RESOURCE UNIT of support to the sworn members of the Miramar Police The Community Resource Unit is managed by one Sergeant Department. This unit is comprised of 16 Community Service and is comprised of eight community resource officers. The Aides. The 16 individuals in the unit accumulated some truly unit is responsible for responding to community needs, impressive statistics. Throughout the course of the year, the

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unit responded to 6,839 calls for service, issued 1,720 traffic citations, completed 2,737 offense incident reports, handled 1,906 crash reports and processed countless crime scenes. The Community Service Aides are also assigned to the Miramar Police Department’s front desk and Town Center’s front lobby/ information desk. The Community Service Aide Unit also supports other units by providing coverage to communications personnel and serving as the primary investigators on traffic crashes. They provide traffic control whenever possible and enforce parking regulations. The unit responds to traffic complaints and offers assistance as requested by officers and immediate supervisors. They write offense and property reports as reported by citizens, and they provide court testimony when needed. The Community Service Aides also provide service to the Records Unit where they provide weekly delivery of correspondence to and from the South Satellite Courthouse and Broward County’s Main Courthouse. During the year, the Community Service Aides also volunteered at several community events throughout the city.

CODE COMPLIANCE DIVISION

The mission of the Code Compliance Division is to promote and maintain a safe and desirable living/working environment. The division helps maintain and improve health, safety and the quality of life in our community by administering fair and unbiased enforcement programs. The division ensures that violations of municipal codes are in compliance with the city’s ordinances.

The code compliance officers also work with residents, neighborhood associations, public service agencies, and other city departments to facilitate voluntary compliance with city laws and codes. The division empowers community selfhelp programs, develops public outreach programs and establishes community priorities for enforcement programs. Additionally, the division provides volunteer community support, assists the elderly, and helps residents that lack the necessary resources to correct code related violations as stipulated in the city’s codes and ordinances. In order to address complaints and assist code officers experiencing a high work load in the historic section of the city, in 2018, the division implemented a weekly code sweep by having all code officers respond to SPECIAL MAGISTRATE complaints and patrol targeted zone areas. When code violations are identified Percentile Indicators: Throughout 2018, there were 1,738 cases presented at during patrol, notices were issued to the code violators. This process has helped Special Magistrate Hearings. Of the total cases, 24% complied prior to the speed up the correction of identified code violations, reduce complaints, and magistrate’s hearings. There were 38% of the cases adjudicated and given improve the appearance of the community and generate a favorable response additional time to comply and 13% had additional fines imposed. from residents. ANNUAL REPORT 2018

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POLICING BUREAU

Coffee With A Cop

Residents and the Miramar Police Department join for coffee and conversation, while supporting local businesses. No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood.

Cone With A Cop

Parents and children join the Miramar Police Department, in the simple joy of an ice cream cone, to educate our children on safety tips in various circumstances.

Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (SALT)

The Miramar Police Department’s SALT program is designed to bridge the gap between senior citizens and law enforcement. The program joins seniors and law enforcement to address issues and concerns that involve crime prevention and safety issues in regards to senior citizens. The ultimate goal of the program is to make seniors more aware of the crimes that they could become victims of, due to the high level of trust they have for anyone they may meet in public. The Miramar Police Department joined Broward TRIAD that brings together the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the Broward County Chiefs of Police, the Association for the Advancement of Retired Persons (AARP) and older/retired leadership in the area. 18

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Battle of the Badges

The second Battle of the Badges for Autism Awareness event was held Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the Silver Lakes Sports Complex. Nearly $2,300 was raised and donated to the Autism Speaks Organization.

Hoops 4 Hope

The third Hoops-4-Hope 3-on-3 basketball tournament was held at the Youth Enrichment Center, with the support of the community, and all organizations involved. It was an amazing opportunity to expose over 100 students and adults to educational resources in the community. Three 12th grade students were awarded $1,000 college scholarships towards a college of their choice. Eleven colleges attended the college fair and provided resources and information pertaining to their institutions.

Tea Time

The new community program “Tea Time” was launched in May of 2018 at Blessed John XXIII Catholic Parish Church. “Tea Time” is a new community program that gives women an open forum to discuss self-awareness and safety tips.

FIELD TRAINING PROGRAM

The Miramar Police Department, in keeping with community expectations for professional police services, has an established Field Training Officer program. The purpose of the Miramar Police Department Field Training Officer program is to prepare officers and community service aides in training to perform essential duties and to enhance the professionalism of the patrol division through continuous quality improvement. In 2018, the department was honored to train a total of 19 officers through the Field Training Program.

CANINE (K-9) UNIT

Throughout 2018 the K-9 Unit conducted 49 searches, apprehended 22 individuals and completed a total of 426 business checks. The K-9 Unit conducted 12 canine demonstrations to educate citizens and students on police K-9 operations. Officers conducted a K-9 school for various local agencies. One officer also attended a basic K-9 patrol school and an explosive detection school.

BURGLARY TASK FORCE

This type of crime is a focus because of its prevalence and how it affects the quality of life for residents. Due to an agency-wide, proactive burglary task force and the hard work of all of our officers, we are pleased to note that residential burglaries continue to decrease and were down 12% in 2018. This decrease is significant considering that residential burglaries had already decreased by 10% in 2017. This level of team work and crossover among multiple units is one of the characteristics that make the Miramar Police Department a leader in the law enforcement profession.

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SPECIAL OPERATIONS

BUREAU

The Special Operations Bureau, managed by Major James Dunkelberger, supports the department’s mission and goals through specialized support to the uniformed services of the department’s Community Oriented Policing Bureau. The Special Operations Bureau consists of the Criminal Investigations Division and Special Operations. This includes the Traffic Unit, Special Events, the Training Unit, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), Drug Enforcement, P.R.I.M.E. Unit, Property and Evidence, Dive Team, Hostage Negotiations Team (HNT), Youth Services, Crime Scene Investigations and Victim Services.

GENERAL INVESTIGATIONS UNIT

The General Investigations Unit (GIU) investigates residential burglaries, vehicle burglaries, thefts, vandalism and arson. Detectives work on a wide variety of cases throughout the year. A spike in residential burglaries in February by a suspect dressed in a shirt and tie prompted detectives to release surveillance video to the media. The news story produced a suspect who would pose as a realtor while committing the burglaries. Detectives also learned that the suspect had committed burglaries in Pembroke Pines and were able to clear multiple residential burglaries in both jurisdictions. While conducting a second-hand dealer business check in April, detectives discovered thousands of dollars’ worth of stolen merchandise to include: generators,

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pressure washers, water heaters, and tank less water heaters. Detectives were SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT able to track the merchandise back to Lowes and determined that $50,000 The Special Victims Unit investigates crimes alleging child abuse, child neglect, worth of fraudulent purchases were made. All of the merchandise was seized elderly abuse, sexual battery, and missing person cases. and ultimately the bank donated all of the merchandise to Habitat for Humanity. In June 2018, detectives responded to a SWAT call-out for a subject who was Over a two-year period, hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of aircraft parts observed by his mother racking his handgun in her home while speaking about were stolen by an employee from his employer. In October, detectives identified demons and his displeasure with police. The subject called the Miramar Police the suspect who was captured on video stealing the aircraft parts. Five aircraft Department enraged and made threats to shoot police if he was confronted by parts were recovered from inside of the suspect’s vehicle. Each aircraft part them. The subject was located near his home and taken into custody without retailed for $75,000, totaling $375,000 in recovered stolen merchandise. incident. His handgun, ammunition and concealed weapons permit were held for safekeeping. He was transported to Memorial Hospital East for a psychological Detectives arrested multiple suspects involved in an Organized Retail Theft evaluation. Detectives assisted with filing a Risk Protection Order for the him. Ring at Target Superstores throughout Broward and Miami-Dade County. The He was ultimately found unfit to possess firearms, ammunition and a permit to suspects would enter Target and pose as employees to avoid detection in order carry a firearm for a period of one year. to remove high-end electronics worth thousands of dollars. The subjects pawned over $34,000 in stolen items at various pawn stores in Broward County. In November, detectives conducted surveillance on a subject who had been exposing himself. This surveillance was conducted in conjunction with Pembroke Throughout the year detectives completed Threat Assessments for several Pines detectives. There were nine indecent exposure incidents committed by the juveniles who threatened to shoot students or staff members at various schools. subject that occurred within Miramar and Pembroke Pines. Since the surveillance The juveniles ranged in ages from 8-17, and each were charged accordingly, based has been conducted, there have been no additional indecent exposure incidents on the severity of the threat. committed by this individual.

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SPECIAL OPERATIONS

BUREAU

TRAFFIC safety UNIT

The primary goal of the Traffic Safety Unit is to promote the safe and expeditious flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic within the city. This is accomplished by fair and consistent enforcement of state and local traffic laws, educating the public and traffic engineering. The Traffic Saftey Unit participated in several events including: The Tour the Broward, Toys in the Sun Run, Arrive Alive Campaign, National DUI Campaign, Dolphins Challenge, and multiple traffic enforcement operations. 2018 STATISTICAL DATA CITATIONS

3,706

WARNINGS

3,644

CRASH INVESTIGATIONS

219

ARRESTS

12

FELONY CHARGES

4

MISDEMEANOR CHARGES

8

DUI ARRESTS

7

HIT AND RUN INVESTIGATIONS TRAFFIC HOMICIDE INVESTIGATIONS

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HOSTAGE NEGOTIATIONS TEAM

The Hostage Negotiations Team is comprised of personnel who have been trained to peacefully resolve crisis situations through the use of negotiation/ communication strategies. Successful negotiations result in the peaceful surrender of the subject in crisis, with minimal to no injury to hostages, officers, or the subject. The team works in coordination with the SWAT Team to accomplish this goal. In 2018, the Hostage Negotiations Team was deployed with SWAT on seven warrants.

STUDENT RESOURCE OFFICER UNIT

The commitment to the youth of the community is clearly demonstrated by providing a student resource officer in each and every public and charter school within the city, serving a total of 19,431 children. Officers support a safe and secure school environment while delivering a variety of services. Some benefits include providing guidance and mentoring to faculty, parents, and other persons associated with school safety operations. Further, officers are proactive in teaching a curriculum that includes anti-bullying, bicycle safety, peer pressure, gang awareness, gun safety, stranger danger and drug awareness. In 2018, officers participated in hundreds of “at-risk� youth counseling sessions, faculty/ PTA meetings, and parent conferences. SROs made 68 arrests, issued 840 citations, and handled 2,848 calls for service. SROs assisted with school safety through preparedness exercises and consulted with school administrators with plans for fire drills, including variables within these drills such as missing students and blocked hallways. SROs proved to be an essential part of school safety. This level of officer presence provides the students an unmatched resource through the connection with the SROs and needed services.


PROPERTY & EVIDENCE UNIT

The Miramar property & evidence custodians entered data into the Record Management System for 3,405 items. The custodians returned 834 items to their rightful owners and 2,249 items were physically destroyed in a purge of general property and evidence. A total of 171 firearms were surrendered to the Broward Sheriff’s Office for destruction. The property custodians surrendered 192 rounds of ammunition to the State Fire Marshal’s Office for destruction. A total of $41,106.20 forfeiture cash was deposited into the City of Miramar confiscated monies Law Enforcement Trust Fund account. The unit participated in several training courses throughout the year, to include: DEA Presentation of Fentanyl and Narcan, Active Killer, Workplace Harassment, Introduction to Law Enforcement Inspection and Auditing, Firearms Training, and CPR. In anticipation of the new facility, the unit continues to purge evidence that is no longer in need of retaining.

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SPECIAL OPERATIONS

BUREAU

POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE (PAL)

The Miramar Police Athletic League’s (PAL) mission is to build character and selfesteem in the community’s youth. PAL has been developing youth leaders through community partnerships that foster effective mentoring, tutoring and coaching since 1989. Some of the ways in which this is accomplished is through team building and athletic opportunities. In 2018, 825 children participated in the basketball league and over 980 participated in the soccer leagues throughout the city. The leagues pride themselves in being more than just athletics, but also as an opportunity to offer positive physical and mental wellness activities for the city’s youth. The PAL mentoring program is also an ongoing success. The program has proven to be effective and currently has approximately 40 mentors actively participating. PAL partners up with Student Resource Officers and provides after school sports related activities. This program was designed to encourage a positive fun filled bond between SROs and fifth grade students from eleven elementary schools within the city. The program offers kickball and football as the primary activities to approximately 385 children. The leagues pride themselves in being more than just athletics, but also as an opportunity to offer positive physical and mental wellness activities for the city’s youth.

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MIRAMAR POLICE DEPARTMENT

PRIME UNIT

The Preventing Repeat Incarceration through Monitoring and Enforcement (PRIME) Unit focuses its resources on juveniles and adults who are identified as repeat offenders. The unit works in conjunction with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, the Florida Department of Probation and Parole, the Broward State Attorney’s Office and the judiciaries. This highly successful program has already been recognized by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation and other entities as an exemplary program. PRIME Unit functions include: analyzing, tracking and apprehending habitual offenders who reside in Miramar. The detectives in the unit conduct daily checks on offenders in Miramar who are on probationary status. They attend and provide input at judicial proceedings for both juveniles and adults as well as facilitate weekly meetings with the parents/guardians of juvenile offenders to monitor their progress and behavior in school and at home. The PRIME detectives conduct warrant and probationary sweeps for Miramar offenders, and provide assistance to the Criminal Investigations Division and Strategic Investigations Unit with regards to violent crimes and gang related activities, as well as provide support to the Community Oriented Policing Bureau to address crime trends as they develop. The PRIME Unit also conducts a robbery prevention operation on a yearly basis during the month of December. This operation covers the main shopping plazas and thoroughfares within the City of Miramar. During the 2018 robbery prevention operation, there were no robberies reported.


PRIME PROGRAM 2018 ANNUAL STATISTICS P.R.I.M.E. JUVENILES MONITORED AVERAGE NUMBER OF JUVENILES MONITORED PER MONTH

33

TOTAL NUMBER OF JUVENILES MONITORED FOR THE YEAR

68

TOTAL NUMBER OF JUVENILE CHECKS CONDUCTED

150

P.R.I.M.E. JUVENILE RE-ARRESTS

2017

VIOLATION OF PROBATION (VOP)

4

FELONY NEW CHARGES

25

MISDEMEANOR NEW CHARGES

7

Total Re-arrests

36

P.R.I.M.E. JUVENILE RECIDIVISM RATE COMPARISON

2017

% OF JUVENILES RE-ARRESTED

23.5%

% OF RE-ARRESTS FOR NEW CHARGES

89.0%

P.R.I.M.E JUVENILE JUDICIAL PLACEMENTS HOME DETENTION

2

ELECTRONIC MONITORING

0

NON-RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM

0

RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM

4

DIRECT-FILED AS ADULT

1

Total Placements

7

JUVENILE OUTREACH/COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENTS COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENTS

0

COURT APPEARANCES

9

P.R.I.M.E UNIT ARRESTS FELONY

58

MISDEMEANOR

44

WARRANT/CAPIAS

25

Total Unit Arrests

127

P.R.I.M.E. UNIT SEIZURES AND RECOVERIES Narcotics Seized MARIJUANA CRACK/COCAINE

640.3 G 0

OTHER DRUGS

2G

Total Seized

642.3 g

FIREARMS STOLEN VEHICLES RECOVERED CURRENCY

8 20 $2,313

OPERATIONS/PROBATION SWEEPS CRIME SUPPRESSION OPERATIONS PROBATION SWEEPS Total Operations/Probation Sweeps

46 3 49

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SPECIAL OPERATIONS

BUREAU

DIVE TEAM

acts, suicide resolutions, high-risk searches, arrest warrants, dignitary protection, During the course of the year, the Miramar Police Dive Team conducted nine and any other unusual crisis situation). During 2018, the Miramar SWAT Team training sessions. Training sessions involved underwater crime scene preservation, served seven search warrants and participated in multiple joint operations with search patterns, emergency drills, blacked-out exercises, general safety skills and federal agencies. diver emergency rescue. The Dive Team was utilized on many occasions, two of which resulted in the successful recovery of two bodies. TRAINING UNIT The Miramar Training Unit is dedicated to developing the skills, knowledge, and service delivery of sworn and civilian employees. They provide comprehensive SWAT TEAM training to ensure our citizens are provided quality public safety services while In all critical situations, the protection of human life is the Miramar Police being treated with professionalism, dignity, and respect. During 2018, the Training Department’s top priority. Whenever possible, the department will attempt to Unit processed 430 training requests. 388 training classes were approved and resolve critical situations through communication and negotiation. However, the attended by 329 sworn personnel and 59 support personnel. department recognizes that the protection of human life also requires operational development, readiness and ability to respond to critical situations accordingly. The mission of our SWAT Team is to provide a highly trained and skilled special weapons and tactical team as an additional resource for responding to and handling critical situations (i.e., barricaded subjects, hostage situations, snipers, terrorist

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CRIME SCENE UNIT

During the past year the Miramar Crime Scene Unit processed 516 crime scenes, achieved 22 latent fingerprint hits, and 26 DNA hits. The Crime Scene Unit photographed the swearing-in of new police officers, the promotional ceremonies, and numerous special events throughout the year. The Crime Scene Unit presented crime scene classes for numerous schools throughout the City of Miramar, H.O.L.A, the Citizens’ Police Academy, and the Miramar High School Criminal Justice Program. The unit assisted the Criminal Investigations Division with test firing more than 150 firearms for the BrassTrax examination of spent casings to be examined by the Broward Sheriff’s Office prior to destruction. The unit assisted with the property & evidence annual audit, purge review and the gun destruction at the Broward Sheriff’s Office. The crime scene technicians attended various forensic training sessions throughout the year. Two crime scene technicians attended the International Association for Identification course to prepare for their certification. The unit supervisor obtained his third crime scene investigators re-certification with the International Association for Identification. The Crime Scene Unit was awarded with a Unit Citation Award for their excellent work performed in the first quarter of 2018.

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Support Services

BUREAU

CRIME ANALYSIS & PLANNING

The Crime Analysis and Planning Unit performed emergency planning, tactical, strategic and administrative analysis for various units throughout the police department. The unit assisted CID and PRIME with various investigations by providing intelligence and crime pattern information. During 2018, the unit completed the following: CRIME ANALYSIS & PLANNING 2018

The Support Services Bureau, managed by Major Jose Vargas, provides administrative and operational support to the department. The Bureau is responsible for crime analysis, technical services, records, fiscal property, fleet management, facilities maintenance, logistics, communications, and emergency management planning.

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WEEKLY CRIME REPORTS

51

PUBLIC QUERY reports

19

INFORMATION-BASED POLICING (IBP) DEPARTMENTAL RESEARCH/ANALYSIS PROJECTS OTHER AGENCY RESEARCH/ANALYSIS

11 354 92

PROJECTS ORIGINAL FLYERS

8

INTELLIGENCE MEETINGS

18


COMMUNICATIONS UNIT TECHNICAL SERVICES UNIT

The Technical Services Unit provides day-to-day support for 309 staff members at the police department. As the front line IT support for the department, the unit manages the department’s servers, addresses personal computing problems, radio and cellular device maintenance and a host of other issues related to industry specific technology. During the course of the year, the unit took on numerous special projects that affected the department’s entire staff including the deployment of new computers, new desk phones, configured cameras and microphones for interview recording, new police radios, deploying software security updates, building virtual servers for newly acquired services and research for future projects.

The Communications Unit fields calls from citizens requesting non-emergency assistance or general information. It is the primary answering point for the city’s emergency operations. The Communications Unit works closely with the Community Oriented Policing Bureau and the Special Operations Bureau providing 24/7 assistance and support including vital real-time information on vehicles, drivers, backgrounds, weapons and other information, as requested. COMMUNICATIONS UNIT 2018 Teletype entries/cancellations FCIC/NCIC certifications Incoming calls

1,650 127 56,637

FISCAL/PROPERTY UNIT

The Fiscal/Property Unit is responsible for the fiscal operations of the police RECORDS UNIT department. This involves procuring goods and services for the department, During the calendar year, the Records Unit serviced 6,313 requests for copies preparing and maintaining the budget and processing payments to the vendors of police reports, collected $14,124.24 in fees, accepted and processed 13,613 for goods and services. The Fiscal/Property Unit processes the payroll for the subpoenas and transcribed 1,166 statements. department via timekeeping software and manages off-duty details. The Fiscal/ Property Unit also serves as the quartermaster for the police department, issuing RECORDS UNIT 2018 physical property such as uniforms, equipment, and supplies as needed. Calls for Service

LOGISTICS/FLEET

The Logistics/Fleet Unit manages the maintenance of the department’s fleet of vehicles, as well as the three buildings department staff occupy. The unit conducts meetings with vendors to determine the appropriate goods and services needed to ensure smooth operations of the department’s fleet and buildings.

Incidents/FIELD INTERVIEWS/K-9 reports entered Crashes entered Citations entered

86,719 15,258 3,471 23,302

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AWARDS 2018

Officer of the Year

Ernest Woods

Employee of the Year

Volunteer of the Year

Maylling Aguirre Chaim Cachie

Officer of the Quarter

Officer of the Quarter January - March Officer of the Quarter April - June Officer of the Quarter July - September Officer of the Quarter October -December

Officer Brittany Parker Officer Patrick Murphy Officer Jerome Bowerbank Detective Tait Thomas

Employee of the Quarter

Employee of the Quarter January - March Employee of the Quarter April - June Employee of the Quarter July - September Employee of the Quarter October -December

Crime Analyst Tenesha Whatley Executive Assistant Maylling Aguirre Code Compliance Officer Nilka Smith Communications Officer Laurie Bechler

Life Saving Awards

Lifesaving Award February 13, 2018 Lifesaving Award April 4, 2018 Lifesaving Award April 4, 2018 Lifesaving Award August 22, 2018 Lifesaving Award August 22, 2018 Lifesaving Award August 22, 2018 Lifesaving Award August 22, 2018 Lifesaving Award August 22, 2018 Lifesaving Award August 22, 2018 Lifesaving Award October 3, 2018 Lifesaving Award October 3, 2018 Lifesaving Award October 3, 2018

Officer Frank Del Gaudio Officer Marcus Mariner Officer Nicholas Fernandez Detective Jared Bloom Officer Scott Hadley Detective Raul Gomez Jr. Officer Thomas Mendoza Sergeant Oscar Mendoza Officer Ryan Lyttle Officer Browel Munoz Officer Jason Chen Officer Vanina Yearwood

Longevity Award

Chief Dexter Williams Sergeant Peter Bermudez Officer Hector Bertrand

Longevity Award

Captain Rachel Patters Captain Kevin Nosowicz Sergeant Troy Wilson Sergeant Christopher Saunders Detective Nikki Fletcher

25 years of service

20 years of service

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Detective Steven Toyota Officer Raul Gomez Officer Joseph Calicchio Officer Steven Jepkema


Unit Citations

Unit Citation February 13, 2018 Unit Citation April 4, 2018 Unit Citation April 4, 2018 Unit Citation August 22, 2018 Unit Citation October 3, 2018 Community Involvement Award 2018 Community Involvement Award 2018 Community Involvement Award 2018 Community Involvement Award 2018 Community Involvement Award 2018 Community Involvement Award 2018 Community Involvement Award 2018 Community Involvement Award 2018 Community Involvement Award 2018 Community Involvement Award 2018 Community Involvement Award 2018 Community Involvement Award 2018 Community Involvement Award 2018 Community Involvement Award 2018 Community Involvement Award 2018 Community Involvement Award 2018 Excellent Police Service Award April 4, 2018 Excellent Police Service Award April 4, 2018 Excellent Police Service Award April 4, 2018

Code Compliance Unit Traffic Unit Police Explorers Advisors Crime Scene Unit Police and Fire Training Personnel Sergeant Brent Steffan Sergeant Frank Dillena Sergeant Anthony Pacetti Sergeant Audra Orth Officer Michael Bourst Officer David Robbins Officer Jasper Sejour Officer Rene Monserrat Officer Thomas Mendoza Officer Lilian Velarde Officer Melanie Peluso Officer Kristina Luna Officer Samantha Kaplan Officer Christopher Dang Detective Carlos Villalona Officer Ryan Shimpeno Sergeant Tysheika Shaw Communications Officer Laurie Bechler Officer Christopher Dang

Awards from Other Agencies

ASIS Community Policing of the Year ASIS Police Officer of the Year Broward County Crime Commisison Detective of the Year 2018 FISA Officer of the Month Award FISA Florida Award South Florida Council Learning for Life - - 2017 Journey to Excellence Gold Award August 22, 2018

Officer Pedro Interian Detective Jonathan Zeller

New Officers Sworn in

Officer Chad Smith Officer Jordan Cox Officer Quinton McGirt Officer Kyle Kegley Officer Damian Castellanos Officer Michael Maleta

Detective Carl Schlosser Officer Ernest Woods Detective Jason Fox Police Explorers and Police Explorer Advisors

Officer Julio Lopez De Victoria Officer Michael Steele Officer Nehemy Desir Officer Christopher Gonzalez Officer Jordan Denis

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