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MIRAMAR

POLICE

D E PA R T M E N T

2020 ANNUAL REPORT

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

3 Mission & Values 4  Statistical Data 6 Organizational Chart 8 Message from the Chief 10 Office of the Chief 12 Community Oriented Policing Bureau 14 In The Community 2020 16 Executive Services Bureau 18 Support Services Bureau 20 Special Operations Bureau 28 Awards

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MIRAMAR POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2020

@MIRAMARPD


CORE VALUES & MISSION STATEMENT

CORE VALUES Core Values

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.

MISSION STATEMENT

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.

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STATS 2020

STATS 2020

2019

2020

% change

Homicide

3

5

67%

Sexual Battery

32

31

-3%

Robbery

73

60

-18%

Armed

36

26

-28%

Strongarm

27

22

-19%

Home Invasion

3

5

67%

Carjacking

7

7

0%

Agg. Assault/Battery

188

192

2%

Burglary

192

150

-22%

Residence

128

93

-27%

Business

21

28

33%

Other

41

29

-33%

Burglary from Auto

544

432

-21%

Theft

910

652

-28%

Grand

225

118

-48%

Petit

231

184

-20%

Retail

138

95

-31%

Other

316

255

-19%

Auto Theft

272

249

-8%

2

3

50%

2,216

1,774

-20%

Arson TOTAL PART I CRIME 4

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STATS 2020

PARTPart1 CRIME I Crime TrendTREND 300 250 200

164

180

164

159 139

150 100

JAN

FEB

MAR

126

123

APR

MAY 2019

JUN

JUL

AVG/MTH

153

140

141

138

140

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

2020

RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY Residential Burglary Trend TREND 60 45 30 15 0

10

JAN

13

FEB

3

MAR

APR

12

8

7

5

MAY

JUN

2019

JUL

AVG/MTH

12

5

6

4

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

9

DEC

2020

ROBBERY TREND Robbery Trend 20 15 10 5

4

3

0

JAN

FEB

6

5

5

MAR

APR

8

6

8 4

3

MAY

JUN

2019

JUL

AVG/MTH

AUG

SEP

OCT

5

NOV

3

DEC

2020

AUTO BURGLARY TREND Auto Burglary Trend 100 80 60

45

44 32

40

52 35

48 32

28

20

20 0

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY 2019

37

36

JUN AVG/MTH

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

25

NOV

DEC

2020

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2020 ORGANIZATIONAL CHART

ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER OPERATIONAL SERVICES

DIGITAL EVIDENCE UNIT BODY WORN CAMERA SERGEANT DIGITAL EVIDENCE TECH. (2) INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS SERGEANT(2)

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF CHIEF OF POLICE POLICE DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATOR

Assistant Chief of Police

JTTF OFFICER

POLICE DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER

Community oriented policing bureau

SUPPORT SERVICES BUREAU

MAJOR ADMIN COORDINATOR

BUREAU COMMANDER

OPERATIONS SUPPORT DIVISION MANAGER CRIME ANALYSIS CRIME ANALYST CRIME INTELLIGENCE ANALYST

TECHNICAL SERVICES COMMUNICATIONS SUPERVISOR COMM. OFFICER (8) POLICE ADMIN. TECH. FACILITIES

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ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIVISION MANAGER

DISTRICT I DIVISION CAPTAIN (2)

DISTRICT II DIVISION CAPTAIN (2)

FISCAL PROPERTY SUPERVISOR CLERK (3)

PATROL SERGEANT (7) OFFICER (49) COMMUNITY SERVICE AIDE (8)

PATROL SERGEANT(7) OFFICER (50) COMMUNITY SERVICE AIDE (8)

K-9 UNIT OFFICER (6)

FIELD FORCE

RECORDS SUPERVISOR POLICE ADMIN. TECH. (5) FLEET & LOGISTICS LOGISTICS COORDINATOR

2020 ORGANIZATIONAL CHART

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2020 ORGANIZATIONAL CHART

EXECUTIVE SERVICES BUREAU MAJOR

ACCREDITATION PROGRAMS MANAGER

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR CHAPLAINS

PERSONNEL/recruitment OFFICER (2) POLICE PERSONNEL ADMIN. POLICE PERSONNEL COORD. POLICE PERSONNEL SPECIALIST

MANAGER

Code compliance

PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST

SUPERVISOR (2) CODE OFFICER (11)

ADMINISTRATIVE

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT POLICE PLANNER

COORDINATOR (3)

CODE RANGER VOLUNTEERS

Special operations bureau

HONOR GUARD

COMMUNITY RESOURCE UNIT SERGEANT OFFICER (9)

Code compliance

MAJOR ADMIN COORDINATOR

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION CAPTAIN

PERSONS CRIMES SERGEANT OFFICER (11)

PROPERTY CRIMES SERGEANT OFFICER (11)

CRIME SCENE CRIME SCENE TECH (4) PROPERTY/ EVIDENCE SUPERVISOR (2) CUSTODIAN (2) VICTIM SERVICES VICTIM ADVOCATE PROGRAM COORD. VICTIM ADVOCATE POLICE ADMIN. TECH

SPECIALIZED SUPPORT DIVISION CAPTAIN

STRATEGIC INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION CAPTAIN

TRAFFIC SERGEANT OFFICER (9)

PRIME SERGEANT OFFICER (7)

TRAINING UNIT SERGEANT OFFICER (2)

SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS SERGEANT OFFICER (7)

YOUTH SERVICES SERGEANT (2) OFFICER (24) PAL OFFICER

SWAT HOSTAGE NEGOTIATIONS

DIVE TEAM SPECIAL EVENTS

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MESSAGE FROM CHIEF

MESSAGE FROM

THE CHIEF

Chief of Police Dexter M. Williams

A MESSAGE TO MY RESIDENTS: 2020 was quite a year! And that’s an understatement. From a global pandemic, to national unrest and political strife, this past year was a challenging time for our agency and the community we serve. In the midst of all this change, we continued to provide the highest level of law enforcement services. I would like to take a moment to recap the department’s accomplishments, service to our community and vision for the new year: Our Hoops for Hope basketball tournament awarded five $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors in Miramar. The pre-COVID tournament also encouraged positive competition between teams consisting of employees and residents from across the county. Under my leadership, as president of the Broward County Chiefs of Police Association (BCCPA), we created a fivepoint plan for police departments in Broward to: eradicate bad police officers; re-examine use-of-force policies; train

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and track officers’ behavior; educate officers on systemic racism, bias, and cultural differences; and increase the community’s trust in law enforcement through transparency and accountability. Working with Broward Crime Stoppers Miramar PD spearheaded a new initiative, with a $20,000 donation, named Mendell’s Rule. Birthed from the senseless killing of a Miramar High Criminal Justice Program student, Mendell Butler-Lebel, the new tip

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initiative, increases the reward money for information leading to the arrest of those who murder juveniles, helping keep violent criminals off the streets. Our commitment to safety and community service is a priority. We provided free bike helmets and gunlocks to residents and supported weekly food distributions to those financially impacted by the pandemic. Our officers were happy to participate in parades celebrating birthdays, graduations and other milestones, helping bring joy to


As we embark on 2021, the Miramar Police Department will continue to foster technology for the new age of policing and maintain transparency to support the legitimacy of public safety. We will be providing our residents in our historic area with a state of the art police substation, due to open in March. This year, our focus will be on recruitment - hiring qualified candidates that are committed Our Code Compliance Unit, along with to community-oriented policing and our road patrol officers made thousands providing the best service to our of visits to businesses to educate and residents and businesses. ensure community compliance with mandates created to prevent the spread I began my career with the Miramar Police Department 28 years ago. I have watched of COVID-19. this city grow and transform into a thriving Education campaigns on topics to community. Although my retirement is on include traffic related issues and crime the horizon and my tenure as chief of this amazing department is coming to a prevention were also a priority. those who couldn’t celebrate with their family and friends. We also partnered with philanthropic organizations to donate snacks and school supplies for students, Thanksgiving turkeys and desserts to at-risk families were distributed and we continued with our annual Shop with a Cop program and toy drives to brighten the holidays for children in need.

close, I will continue to reside in Miramar, confident that I leave this agency in great hands. Miramar remains the best place for me to live and enjoy the next chapter in my life. I have renewed hope that with this new year, a brighter future is on the horizon. Thank you for the support you have given me and this department. Here’s to a great 2021!

An Honor to Serve,

Dexter M. Williams Chief of Police

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OFFICE OF THE CHIEF

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF This office shall continue to proudly serve as the foundation for the betterment of our staff, by honoring tradition, while pioneering change.

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

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city administration, 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.

controlling, planning, organizing, supervising, and staffing for the department. During a state of emergency, such as a natural disaster in 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 commands authority over 228 sworn officers and 82 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 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

The department is organized, under the Office of the Chief of Police, into four operational bureaus: Community Oriented Policing, Special Operations, Executive Services and Support Services.

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OFFICE OF THE CHIEF 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 highest-quality services to the residents of Miramar. To ensure the highest standards, the Internal Affairs Unit also provides training to police department personnel, and staff from other city departments. PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE The Public Information Office is responsible for preparing reports and information made available to the public and media.

INTERNAL AFFAIRS UNIT 2019

2020

Administrative Investigation Incidents

2

3

Criminal Investigation Incidents

1

0

Inquiry/Referral Incidents

0

1

Citizen Complaint Incidents

16

6

Officer Injury Incidents

32

23

Property Damage Incidents

40

28

Firearm Discharge Incidents

3

1

Use of Force Incidents

41

31

Vehicle Accident Incidents

36

20

Vehicle Pursuit Incidents

2

3

The Public Information Officer: • Directed and managed the operations of media relations and crises management for the Miramar Police Department. • Gathered and disseminated information about criminal activities, emergency incidents and other items of general interest to the media and public. • Authored and distributed news releases, public service announcements and statements. • Reported to the scene of major incidents and coordinated agency response for the news media. • Coordinated all police press conferences, media interviews and prepared subject matter experts to speak with the press. • Managed the department’s website and all social media platforms. • Created and conducted training sessions on news media relations, media rights, social media policy and compliance. • Kept executive staff informed of news media events. • Produced videos to help solve crimes, showcased the department, and educated the community. • Performed public relations duties, including producing articles and material to engage the city’s residents and strengthen community relations. • Managed and responded to all public records requests from the news media.

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COMMUNITY ORIENTED POLICING BUREAU

Major Jose Vargas

COMMUNITY ORIENTED POLICING BUREAU

The Community Oriented Policing Bureau’s (COPB) primary function is road patrol, which is under the leadership of Major Jose Vargas. 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, Community Service Aides, Canine (K-9), Field Training Program, Field Force and Honor Guard.

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COMMUNITY RESOURCE UNIT The Community Resource Unit is managed by one sergeant and is comprised of eight community resource officers. The unit is responsible for responding to community needs, 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 2020, the Community Resource Unit hosted or participated in many programs designed to build bridges into the community. Although the pandemic created challenges throughout the year, the

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Community Resource Unit continued their efforts by enhancing community relations through special events. It should be noted that CDC guidelines were followed during every event. COMMUNITY SERVICE AIDES The community service aides provided an invaluable level of support to the sworn members of the Miramar Police Department. This unit is comprised of 16 community service aides. 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. Csommunity service aides are assigned to Miramar Police Department’s front desk and Town Center’s front lobby/information desk. The 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. Additionally, the community service aides also volunteered at various community events throughout the city. These individuals in the unit accumulated some truly impressive statistics. Throughout the course of the year, the unit responded to 4,979 calls for service, issued 1,218 traffic citations, completed 1,943 offense incident reports, handled 1,530 crash reports and processed countless crime scenes.


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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 2020, the department was honored to train a total of 11 officers, all of whom successfully completed the Field Training Program. CANINE (K-9) UNIT The K-9 unit is a specialized group of law enforcement officers who train dogs to perform the responsibilities of a police officer. In addition to their usual duties, each K-9 officer trains their K-9 partner in narcotic or explosive detection and apprehension. Some of the unit’s accomplishments in 2019 are as follows: • Developed a focused and accountable training methodology that exceeds industry and FDLE training requirements.

• • • • •

Replaced and renewed necessary training materials. Four K-9s completed their annual FDLE/MPD evaluation requirements. K-9 teams completed their annual explosive detection recertification. Hosted explosive detection training for neighboring K-9 units. The unit conducted two joint training sessions with Miramar SWAT.

The unit also had the opportunity to provide the following K-9 demonstrations as a public service: • Conducted daily business checks throughout the city • Provided narcotics detection to the joint DUI checkpoint • Conducted 27 K-9 searches resulting in 13 apprehensions • Provided explosive detection assistance to special events such as the Homestead NASCAR race and Fort Lauderdale Boat Show • Due to Covid restrictions no public demos were conducted

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IN THE COMMUNITY 2020 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 the neighborhood. HOOPS 4 HOPE The annual Hoops-4-Hope 3-on-3 basketball tournament was held at the Youth Enrichment Center, with the support of the community. It was an amazing opportunity to expose over 100 students and adults to educational resources in the community. Five 12th grade students were awarded $1,000 college scholarships towards a college of their choice. Many local colleges attended the college fair and provided resources and information pertaining to their institutions. TOUR DE BROWARD BIKE HELMET GIVEAWAY The department received a grant that allowed bike helmets to be professionally fitted and given out to hundreds of men, women and children throughout the city. With bike safety a real priority, these helmets were distributed free of charge at a variety of community events. SHOP WITH A COP The Miramar Police Department paired 50 deserving elementary school children with officers to shop at Walmart. The officers volunteered their time to bring holiday joy to children from families in need throughout Miramar. OPERATION BLUE SQUAD Over 800 toys were collected for “Operation Blue Squad.” These toys were generously donated by Sunbeam Properties through its annual toy drive, Polar Express. This partnership allowed the Miramar Police Department to bring joy to over 800 children throughout Miramar. Toys were delivered to local, underserved neighborhoods, a school for students with intellectual, behavioral and or emotional disabilities, and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. 14

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IN THE COMMUNITY 2020

IN THE COMMUNITY

2020

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 staff to volunteer on Christmas Eve by giving out toys to children who are in the hospital. Though this year the program was a little different it was still a favorite for everyone invloved. The program was funded by toys donated from Sunbeam Properties and the Miramar Park of Commerce’s Polar Express. LITERACY PROGRAM The department developed a literacy program with A. C. Perry Elementary. We met with the principal and started to build a “take one, leave one” library. We raised funds through WalMart and Sam’s Club to fund the program.  The library is almost completely built, books have been purchased and we can’t wait to begin.

CITIZENS’ POLICE ACADEMY The Citizens’ Police Academy is a free 14-week course designed to offer a transparent and educational understanding of the Miramar Police Department. This course covers a wide variety of topics such as how investigations are conducted, crime scene procedures, traffic stops, CPR and various scene based activities such as “Shoot Don’t Shoot”.  In these activities, students have the opportunity to role play different scenarios from a typical day as a police officer.  Due to restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s classes looked a little different.  For the first time in our history, the class was moved to a virtual platform where participants had the opportunity to participate in nearly all of the classes safely from the comfort of their home.  The excitement at the drive-by graduation proved that even in the online version, all of the participants truly enjoyed the experience. MIRAMAR POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2020

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EXECUTIVE SERVICES BUREAU

EXECUTIVE SERVICES BUREAU The Executive Services Bureau is directed by Major Shalida Smith and exists to support the department’s commitment to quality law enforcement as it relates to Personnel and Recruitment, Human Resources, Public Affairs, Grants, Accreditation, Emergency Management, Volunteers, and Code Compliance.

Major Shalida Smith

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PERSONNEL AND RECRUITMENT The Personnel and Recruitment Unit processed 46 applicants for the position of both certified and non-certified police officer over the 12-month period. Out of those 46 applicants, we welcomed four new police officers to our agency. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic that ravaged our entire country, detectives within the unit continued to make any and all efforts to actively recruit new officers through various platforms, City of Miramar functions, attending the local criminal justice training & testing sessions, and continuing our close relationship with the local police academies. In addition to the increased number of law enforcement personnel that were added to the agency, there were many support personnel positions filled in 2020. The police department hired two communications officers, a code manager, and one crime scene technician. It should be noted that the police department also conducts the background investigations for Miramar Fire Rescue, and this year five additional firefighter paramedics were added as well. The Personnel & Recruitment Unit will continue to strive for excellence in recruiting the best candidates for all vacancies within the agency, while mirroring the diversity of our growing city. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have faced unprecedented challenges related to recruitment. Nonetheless, we will continue

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with the highest standards possible in search of the most qualified individuals to serve the citizens of Miramar. DIGITAL EVIDENCE UNIT In an effort to ensure that the Miramar Police Department stays ahead of industry standards, the Digital Evidence Unit (DEU) was created in 2019. The Digital Evidence Unit consists of one sergeant and two digital evidence technicians. The Digital Evidence Unit is responsible for officer training, fulfilling public record requests, equipment maintenance, and acting as a liaison between the Miramar Police Department and the Broward State Attorney’s Office Case Filing Unit. Since the inception of the Digital Evidence Unit, 158 officers have been equipped with Axon body cameras. The Miramar Police Department possesses approximately 77,000 pieces of body-worn camera evidence. In 2020, 184 Public Records redactions have been completed PUBLIC AFFAIRS UNIT The Public Affairs Unit is active in the community providing trainings and educational awareness for both citizens and local businesses, which include a wide variety of citizens’ police academies designed to meet the differing needs of the community. Residential Security Surveys – Residential security surveys are provided to the community, free of charge. The survey


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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 business’s 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. GRANTS MANAGEMENT AND ACCREDITATION UNIT The Grants Management and Accreditation Unit is responsible for a variety of areas including accreditation, policies and procedures, city commission agenda items, grant writing and management, the annual report and purchases related to all police department grants and Law Enforcement Trust Funds. The Department is committed to providing the most professional law enforcement services available and is therefore dedicated to both state and national accreditation. With only about 3% of the nation’s law enforcement agencies being nationally accredited, this honor is of the utmost importance and is integral to the department’s ability to be a progressive law enforcement agency. The Miramar Police Department has held its national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) for over 25 years. The Accreditation Unit is also responsible for all areas related to state accreditation through the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA), which the department has successfully maintained since 1998. In 2020, the Department was proud to have received hundreds of thousands of federal, state and local grant funds designed to offset the cost of law enforcement operations in the City of Miramar. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT UNIT The Emergency Management Unit works to further the department’s ability to mitigate and protect against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural, technological, and human-caused threats and hazards. The Department employes a Police Planner who works as a liaison with the Miramar Fire-Rescue department. Responsibilities

of the unit include maintaining emergency plans and procedures and facilitating disaster preparedness and response training. The unit works in cooperation with the City of Miramar, Broward County and State of Florida Emergency Management Divisions on all disaster management and preparedness related activities. CODE COMPLIANCE DIVISION The Code Compliance Division is committed to preserving the aesthetics of our wonderful city making it an enjoyable place to live, work and play. We owe our success to our most valuable stakeholders – the Miramar residents and business owners. They take great pride in their respective communities and have been a force multiplier to achieve the ultimate goal of “voluntary compliance.” Code Compliance is truly appreciative for the partnership. Whilst our “normal” focus is on improving property values by administering fair and unbiased enforcement programs; we are equally driven on the health and safety of residents and businesses. The year 2020 began a “new normal.” The advent of the novel Coronavirus ushered in a series of executive orders issued by Broward County. The Code Compliance Division was committed to doing our part to stop the spread. The City of Miramar and Code Compliance collaborated to provide timely updates through email blasts. Also, Code Compliance partnered with the Miramar Police Department and Broward County Code Compliance to conduct weekly inspections of gyms, bars, night clubs and restaurants to ensure adherence to CDC guidelines and county emergency orders. The division also investigated potential violations received via the 311 Alert Program. We encourage citizens to dial 311 to report violations of the emergency orders. Through the combined efforts of the citizens we serve, police department, Broward County Code Compliance, and the City of Miramar the Division successfully adapted yielding positive results.

2020 IN REVIEW 2020 Annual Code Cases

11,211

311 Q-Alert

177

Restaurant/Bar Inspections

320

Fitness Centers Inspections

1,508

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SUPPORT SERVICES BUREAU

SUPPORT SERVICES BUREAU The Support Services Bureau, managed by Commander Carlette Dubuisson, provides administrative and operational support to the department. The bureau is responsible for Crime Analysis, Records, Communications, Fiscal Property, Logistics/Fleet, Technology Research, and Planning.

CRIME ANALYSIS

Commander Carlette Dubuisson CRIME ANALYSIS 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 2020, the unit completed the following:

RECORDS UNIT The Records Unit is responsible for the collection and distribution of police reports, accident reports and other documents generated by the Miramar Police Department. On a daily basis, Records personnel assist dozens of citizens, police officers, state attorneys and the courts with their requests via phone, email, fax and walk-ins. The unit collects all monies paid for public records requests, background checks, photographs, police and accident reports. As part of the Records Unit, the court liaisons accept and serve subpoenas, collect and distribute arrest packets to the appropriate courts and transmit traffic citations to the state, as well as serve as a connecting

WEEKLY CRIME REPORTS

52

PUBLIC QUERY REPORTS

29

INFORMATION-BASED POLICING (IBP)

12

DEPARTMENTAL RESEARCH/ANALYSIS PROJECTS

453

OTHER AGENCY RESEARCH/ANALYSIS PROJECTS

98

ORIGINAL FLYERS

41

INTELLIGENCE MEETINGS

5

RECORDS UNIT 2020 Calls for Service

64,602

Incidents/FIELD INTERVIEWS/K-9

13,463

reports entered Crashes entered

2,394

Citations entered

7,860

link between the state attorneys and officers. In 2020, the unit serviced over 4,400 requests for copies of police reports, collected $6,319 in fees, accepted and processed 3,850 subpoenas and transcribed 1,020 statements. The Records Unit constantly strives to stretch it’s capacity to provide the most comprehensive services possible and in 2020 began updating/ creating a comprehensive inventory and accounting system for the past 10 years of records and is proud to say that this monumental task is nearly complete.

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SUPPORT SERVICES BUREAU

2020 ACCOMPLISHMENTS • • • •

• Successful CJIS technical security audit with no corrective actions required Launched TraCS (traffic and criminal software) application • Completion of Mark43 RMS project department wide • Contributed to design and launch of the PD Environmental Launched ELVIS (Electronic Vehicle Identification System) Systems Research Institute (ESRI) Arc geographic NCIC query application department wide information system (GIS) platform Implemented two-factor authentication department wide • Successfully procured Collective Quartermaster to comply with CJIS security policy • The Records Unit maintained a superior level of service to Launched P25 radio updates the public even with Covid-19 restrictions

COMMUNICATIONS UNIT 2020 Teletype entries/cancellations FCIC/NCIC certifications Incoming calls

1,378 145 50,618

COMMUNICATIONS UNIT The Communications Unit is staffed by six communications officers and one validations clerk. This unit provides 24 hour a day, 365 days a year support to our law enforcement officers, police and City staff as well as our citizens. The communications staff is responsible for fielding all incoming calls to the department, whether the caller is requesting non-emergency assistance or is in need of general information, the Unit does it’s best to provide each caller with an exceptional customer service experience. The Unit ensures all police department personnel have the proper level of security training and that all mandatory certifications are current.   The Communications staff work closely with both the Community Oriented Policing Bureau and the Special Operations Bureau providing crucial, real-time information on persons, vehicles, weapons, etc. in efforts to keep our law enforcement officers and the citizens in our community safe.

FISCAL/PROPERTY UNIT The Fiscal/Property Unit is responsible for the fiscal operations of the police department. This involves procuring goods and services for the department, preparing and maintaining the budget and processing payments to the vendors for goods and services. The Fiscal/Property Unit processes the payroll for the department via timekeeping software and manages offduty details. The Fiscal/Property Unit also serves as the quartermaster for the police department, issuing physical property such as uniforms, equipment, and supplies as needed. During the pandemic response, the Fiscal/ Property Unit was responsible for the distribution of sanitation materials and personal protective equipment to officers and staff. 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.

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SPECIAL OPERATIONS BUREAU

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 Youth Services, Police Explorers, Traffic Unit, Hostage Negotiations Team, Property and Evidence, Victims Services, Burglary Task Force, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), P.R.I.M.E. Unit, Dive Team, Training Unit, Crime Scene Unit and the Criminal Investigations Division. 20

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THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION The Criminal Investigations Division is made up of various units that investigate an array of criminal activity. In 2020, these detectives were assigned 3,510 cases. The unit cleared 103 by arrest and another 866 cases, either exceptionally or as unfounded. GENERAL INVESTIGATIONS UNIT The General Investigative Unit (GIU) investigates residential and vehicle burglaries, thefts, criminal mischief, arson, and robberies.


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SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT The Special Victims Unit investigates crimes alleging child abuse, child neglect, elderly abuse, sex crimes, and missing person cases. Detectives are also members of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force ECONOMIC CRIMES UNIT The Economic Crimes Unit investigates fraud, identity theft, and motor vehicle theft. HOMICIDE UNIT The Homicide Unit investigates homicides, unattended deaths, suicides, drownings, domestic assaults, aggravated assaults, and violations of restraining orders. HIGHLIGHTS A detective from the General Investigations Unit was called out to assist with a series of auto burglaries in a gated community with two adult male suspects who were already in custody. During her interrogation, one of the suspects willingly pointed out each vehicle that had been burglarized. The suspect provided the detective a full taped statement implicating himself and the second suspect in the vehicle burglaries. A detective from the Special Victims Unit investigated a delayed aggravated child abuse case involving a four-year-old female victim whose ribs were broken after being severally beaten by her mother’s boyfriend. The mother attempted to

hide the incident by ignoring her daughter’s injuries, delaying taking her to the hospital. The male suspect was arrested, and the juvenile victim was removed from her mother’s custody. The mother was charged with child neglect. A detective from the Economic Crimes Unit obtained an arrest warrant for a Miramar resident who deprived the victim of $18,000 by falsely claiming she could assist the victim with filing immigration paperwork in an attempt to immigrate to the U.S. Another detective from the unit arrested a Miramar resident who was part of an ongoing auto theft investigation. The Miramar resident was charged with ten felony counts of grand theft auto, title fraud, possession of an altered VIN vehicle, and possession of fraudulently obtained registration. A detective from the Homicide Unit investigated a case involving a Miramar resident who was accosted by three armed men. The suspects then forced her into her home and assaulted her husband, who was inside the house. The armed men stayed in the victims’ home overnight. After being unsuccessful in trying to gain access to the victim’s bank accounts in various ways, they compelled her to use checks and ATM withdrawals to steal $20,000. The detective, assisted by the FBI, was successfully able to identify and arrest all three offenders. Since then, the federal grand jury convened and found a true bill against all three men holding them without bond until trial.

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YOUTH SERVICES / STUDENT RESOURCE OFFICER UNIT The year 2020 has been a unique time for the country as well as the Youth Services Unit. On March 13, 2020 the COVID-19 outbreak caused all Broward County Schools to close, displacing our student resource officers (SROs) from their regular assignments and cancelling all PAL activities. This caused the SROs to be called upon to assist the community with various endeavors to include: “drive-by” graduation ceremonies; assisted road patrol with daily staffing and assignments; provided security at several schools for food distributions; tasked with assisting with traffic control at the food distribution at Miramar Regional Park; and security at the COVID-19 testing site. Ultimately, the SROs returned to an altered school environment where they continue to provide a safe and secure atmosphere for students and faculty. The SROs have done all of this while displaying the professionalism, integrity, and outstanding service our department continuously provides to the citizens of Miramar.

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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. With COVID-19 dominating our day to day lives this year, the focus of the traffic unit was changed drastically from day to day traffic enforcement operations to that of supporting the City with the COVID-19 pandemic response. The Traffic Unit implemented and supported the traffic plan for the weekly food distributions as well as the implementation and operation of the COVID-19 testing facility throughout the year.

TRAFFIC STATISTICAL DATA CITATIONS

1,447

WARNINGS

1,930

CRASH INVESTIGATIONS

73

ARRESTS

17

FELONY CHARGES

4

MISDEMEANOR CHARGES

35

DUI ARRESTS

17

HIT AND RUN INVESTIGATIONS

59

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. POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE (PAL) The Miramar Police Athletic League’s (PAL) mission is to build character and self-esteem 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 January-March, 250 children participated in the basketball League. The leagues pride themselves in being more than just athletics, but also an opportunity to offer positive physical and mental wellness activities for the city’s youth. In a time when so many kids were struggling in various ways, the PAL mentoring program was an ongoing success. This invaluable program boasts approximately 20 kids and mentors actively participating in virtual monthly meetings. The Miramar Police Department partnered with the Miramar Police Athletic League (PAL) to raise funds for PAL’s programs. The 2020 Charity Golf Tournament was a huge success, as more than $25,000 was raised to help families with limited ability to afford the costs related to youth sports. VICTIMS SERVICES UNIT In 2020, the Victim Services Unit served 1,483 victims, providing intervention and preventative services.  Additionally, the unit raised awareness on crime 24

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victimization in the community. This was accomplished through participation in programs such as Citizens’ Police Academy and county-wide task forces related to crime victimization.  The unit engaged in various mentorship projects, as well as social media outreach related to National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Also, the unit was awarded the Victims of Crime Act grant for fiscal year 2020-2021.  Lastly, a student intern volunteered in the Victim Services Unit, providing 641 service hours to the City of Miramar for the year. BURGLARY TASK FORCE The Burglary Task Force is integral to the department’s mission because of the impact of this type of crime and how it affects the quality of life for businesses and individuals. Because of the agency’s commitment to a proactive Burglary Task Force, Miramar has seen a consistent decrease in burglary related crime. The teamwork and capacity for crossover among multiple units is just one of many attributes of the Miramar Police Department that allows this community to be safer and safer year after year. SWAT TEAM In all critical situations, the protection of human life is the Miramar Police Department’s top priority. Whenever possible, the department will attempt to resolve critical situations through communication and negotiation. However, the 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,


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snipers, terrorist acts, suicide resolutions, high-risk searches, arrest warrants, dignitary protection, and any other unusual crisis situation). This year the Miramar Swat Team conducted 16 training sessions. 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. PRIME Unit functions include: analyzing, tracking and apprehending habitual offenders who reside in Miramar. The detectives in the unit conduct home visits 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 2020 robbery prevention operation, there were no robberies reported.

PRIME PROGRAM 2020 ANNUAL STATISTICS PRIME JUVENILES MONITORED AVERAGE NUMBER OF JUVENILES MONITORED PER MONTH

26

TOTAL NUMBER OF JUVENILES MONITORED FOR THE YEAR

50

TOTAL NUMBER OF JUVENILE CHECKS CONDUCTED

141

PRIMEJUVENILE RE-ARRESTS

2019

2020

VIOLATION OF PROBATION (VOP)

4

0

NEW CHARGES

23

14

Total Re-arrests

27

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PRIME JUVENILE RECIDIVISM RATE COMPARISON

2019

2020

% OF JUVENILES RE-ARRESTED

29%

20%

% OF RE-ARRESTS FOR NEW CHARGES

85%

100%

% OF RE-ARRESTS FOR VOP

15%

0%

PRIME JUVENILE JUDICIAL PLACEMENTS

2020

HOME DETENTION

4

ELECTRONIC MONITORING

0

NON-RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM

0

RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM

3

DIRECT-FILED AS ADULT

0

Total Placements

7

PRIME UNIT ARRESTS FELONY

52

MISDEMEANOR

24

Total Unit Arrests

76

PRIME UNIT SEIZURES AND RECOVERIES Narcotics Seized MARIJUANA

1,795 G

CRACK/COCAINE

0

OTHER DRUGS

2G

Total Seized

1,797 g

FIREARMS

10

STOLEN VEHICLES RECOVERED

9

STOLEN TAGS RECOVERED

7

OPERATIONS/PROBATION SWEEPS CRIME SUPPRESSION OPERATIONS PROBATION SWEEPS

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Total Operations/Probation Sweeps

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DIVE TEAM During the course of the year, the Miramar Police Dive Team conducted six training sessions. Training sessions involved underwater crime scene preservation, search patterns, emergency drills, blacked-out exercises, general safety skills and diver emergency rescue. The Dive Team was utilized in the recovery of three deceased persons. TRAINING UNIT The Miramar Training Unit is dedicated to developing the skills, knowledge, and service delivery of sworn and civilian employees. They provide comprehensive training to ensure our citizens are provided quality public safety services while being treated with professionalism, dignity, and respect. The unit facilitates advanced career training both in-house and outside training opportunities. In 2020, the Training Unit processed 116 training requests for outside training. This translates into approximately 4,075 hours of career development training received by personnel during the year. In addition to in-house training on the department’s range, the Training Unit conducted the following trainings. 26

5 annual in-service training blocks • 80 sworn and non-sworn trained • 800 total hours of training provided 4 new hire in-service training blocks • 7 sworn new hires • 680 total hours of training   1 new sergeant training session • 4 sergeants trained • 200 total hours of training   1 TASER 7 transition course • 5 officers trained • 25 total hours of training The Training Unit conducted, facilitated or hosted the following training/courses: • 1 VIRTUAL Citizens’ Police Academy session • 25 H.R. 218 qualifications • 8 outside agency range usages • 1 annual agency qualification session PROPERTY AND EVIDENCE UNIT During the year 2020, a total of 4,751 items were entered into the Evidence

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Management System, EvidenceOnQ. The Evidence Techs returned 419 items to their rightful owner and/or next of kin and 8,129 items were physically destroyed in a purge of general property and evidence. The total payment the department received from PropertyRoom.com was $952.28. The Property Unit surrendered 11,795 rounds of ammunition to the Broward Sheriff’s Office for destruction and the Training Unit received two firearms, magazines and ammunition for reissue. One Property Evidence Tech attended the Evidence Management Training held in Fort Lauderdale. Over the course of this year, donations to Pal/5.0 Camp consisted of 18 bicycles, 4 televisions, a PlayStation 4, an Xbox with controllers with and numerous games for each; two Marvel Space Hero Lego sets with numerous movie DVDs. The purge is on-going to create additional space and in anticipation of the new facility.


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CRIME SCENE UNIT The Miramar Crime Scene Unit processed 389 crime scenes, achieved 13 AFIS latent fingerprint hits, and 14 CODIS DNA hits. The unit obtained six National Integrated Ballistic Information Network firearm hits. The Crime Scene Unit presented crime scene classes at the start of the year, before COVID-19, for numerous schools and the Miramar High School Criminal Justice Program. The unit assisted the Criminal Investigations Division with test firing firearms for the BrassTRAX examination of spent casings to be examined by the Broward Sheriffs Office. The unit assisted the Property and Evidence Unit with the annual audit, property purge and destruction of 96 firearms. A new crime scene technician was hired and completed his three months training program. Additionally, Crime Scene Supervisor Kelly obtained his forensic photographer five-year re-certification with the International Association for Identification. Though only one staff member was in the office per day, while others worked remotely, the unit was able to support the department with even more than processing crime scenes.  The unit photographed Chief Dexter Williams, Broward County Chiefs of Police Association Swearing-in Ceremony;

and also photographed the Citizens’ Police Academy Graduation, that was held at Vizcaya Park, due to social distancing and COVID-19 regulations. Staff from the unit photographed various other important moments in the department, such as one officer’s long awaited release from the hospital and retirements, promotion and award ceremonies throughout the year.

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2020 AWARDS

2020

AWARDS

MIRAMAR POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICER & EMPLOYEE OF THE QUARTER/YEAR • Employee of the Quarter Jan - March Divison Manager Noel Alvarez • Employee of the Quarter April - June Crime Scene Technician Morgan Currie • Employee of the Quarter July - September Accreditation and Program Manager Kim Morrow-Lopez • Employee of the Quarter October - December Code Compliance Supervisor Naja Vernon • Officer of the Quarter Jan - March Officer Melanie Peluso • Officer of the Quarter April - June Officer Jerome Bowerbank • Officer of the Quarter July - September Officer Devarious Holloway • Officer of the Quarter October - December Detective Jonathan Zeller • Officer of the Year 2020 Detective Kim Potano • Employee of the Year 2020 Divison Manager Noel Alvarez UNIT CITATION AWARDS APRIL-JUNE 2020 • Unit Citation - Green Alpha Squad Officer Christopher Isenberg • Officer Joshua Reynolds • Officer Marcus Mariner • Officer Troy Montgomery • Officer Devarious Holloway • Officer Vivian Acevedo • Officer James Fernandez • Officer Juan Zapata • Officer Thomas Mendoza • Officer Erin Acosta • Officer Dwayne Campbell • Officer Pedro Blandon • Sergeant Edgar Gallardo • Sergeant Michael Black • Captain Cesar Andina • • • • •

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Unit Citation - Records Unit Records Clerk Winnifred Sweeney Records Clerk Lori Ann Elliott Records Clerk Vanessa Garcia Records Clerk Huascar Gomez Records Yadira Gutierrez

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OFFICER OF THE YEAR DETECTIVE KIM POTANO

EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR DIVISON MANAGER NOEL ALVAREZ

JULY - SEPTEMBER 2020 • Unit Citation - Communications Unit Communications Officer Ebony Davis • Communications Officer Ashley Armstrong • Communications Officer Juandrea Harmon OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2020 • Unit Citation - Homicide Unit Detective Christopher Smith • Detective Steve Toyota • Detective Joseph Tomlin • Detective Jonathan Zeller • Detective Mark Moretti • Detective Tait Thomas • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Unit Citation - White Alpha Squad Officer Jason Sorrell Officer Brittany Parker Officer Mark Paradis Officer Adam Lerner Officer Jamie Sawyer Officer Michael Donaldson Officer Shaheed Saban Officer Natasha Torres Officer Damian Castellanos Officer Michael Maleta Officer Michael Bourst Officer Nehemy Desir Officer William Malave Officer Kedelon Poliard

LIFE SAVING AWARDS JANUARY - MARCH 2020 • Life Saving Award, Officer Erin Acosta • Life Saving Award, Officer Thomas Mendoza


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APRIL- JUNE 2020 • Life Saving Award, Officer Jerome Bowerbank • Life Saving Award, Officer Jorge Gacita • Life Saving Award, Officer Michael Maleta • Life Saving Award, Officer Damian Castellanos • Life Saving Award, Officer Kevin Gonzalez • Life Saving Award, Officer Daniel Herrera • Life Saving Award, Officer Devarious Holloway JULY - SEPTEMBER 2020 • Life Saving Award, Officer Lisa Interian • Life Saving Award, Officer Keyser Gazmuri • Life Saving Award, Officer Damaso Espiritusanto • Life Saving Award, Officer Kedelon Poliard • Life Saving Award, Officer Michael Sanchoo • Life Saving Award, Officer Heidy Arias • Life Saving Award, Officer Michael Maleta • Life Saving Award, Officer Lorel Beckford • Life Saving Award, Officer Millisa Rivas DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS Officer Jerome Bowerbank Officer Seth Schaller Communications Officer Laurie Bechler

20 YEARS AWARDS • Commander Carlette Dubuisson • Communications Officer Laurie Bechler • Records Supervisor Caron Barnard • Code Enforcement Officer Roderick Doetzer • Administrative Coordinator Beverley Creary • Logistics Coordinator Gary Nicholson • Communications Officer Star Ward • Police HR Administrator Italia Thurston • Sergeant Jason Brooks • Sergeant Franco Dillena • Detective Daniel Hansman • Detective Nathasha Sherman • Detective Mike Kimkowski • Detective Robert Fiumefreddo • Detective Jonathan Zeller • Officer Edel Esponda • Officer Mauricio Arbelaez • Officer Troy Montgomery • Officer Justine Montgomery • Officer Letisha Bridges • Officer Ryan Shimpeno •

EXCELLENT POLICE SERVICE AWARDS • Crime Scene Technician Tara Carroll • Officer Roussell Point Du Jour • Officer Devarious Holloway • Officer Michael Bourst • Officer Jason Chen • Officer Melanie Peluso

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PATROL EXCELLENCE AWARDS • Officer Corey Bogus • Officer Jacob Bogus • Officer James Campo • Officer Christopher Dang • Officer Lisa Interian • Officer Oscar Kramp • Officer David Robbins

LONGEVITY AWARDS 25 YEARS AWARDS • Captain Steve Croye • Sergeant Rosemary Durney • Sergeant Edgar Gallardo • Detective Carl Schlosser • Major Jose Vargas • Captain Cesar Andina • Sergeant Tom Tiberio

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RETIREMENTS 3/31/20 Communications Officer Karen Wilkins 5/5/20 Officer Steve Jepkema 5/13/20 Officer Willie Jones 5/27/20 Captain Jeffrey Levine 7/31/20 Sergeant Richard Georgi 8/16/20 Officer Julie Bermudez 10/29/20 Detective Hector Bertrand

PROMOTIONS Captain Florinet Derac Captain Christopher Saunders Captain Jason Prigmore Sergeant Brittany Parker Sergeant Yahmed Yema Sergeant Matias Wilson Sergeant Byron Foch AWARDS FROM OTHER AGENCIES PBA OFFICER OF THE YEAR AWARD 2019 Detective Brad Sriro

LAURIE JEAN BECHLER MARCH 13, 1975 – JANUARY 26, 2021

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