City of Miami Police Department
The City of Miami Police Department (MPD) is the largest department within the City of Miami, one of over 30 municipalities in Miami-Dade County. The jurisdiction of the Miami Police Department covers more than 35 square miles with an estimated population of 408,000.
The areas served by the Miami Police Department include Downtown, Little Haiti, Model City, Upper Eastside, Coconut Grove, Coral Way, Brickell Roads, Flagami, Little Havana, Allapattah, Lynwood, Edgewater.
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Information about the Miami Police Department
As of April of 2013, the Miami Police Department had 1,482 total budgeted positions including 1,144 sworn officers and 338 civilian employees. These employees provide professional services to the citizens of the Magic City. The MPD's budget in the fiscal year 2012 was $142,196,941.
The criminal investigations division of the Miami Police Department includes the following units:
- burglary unit with a pawn shop detail;
- criminal scene investigations unit;
- domestic violence unit;
- general investigations unit;
- homicide unit;
- robbery unit;
- special victim unit;
- investigative support unit; and
- victim advocate services unit.
The specialized operations section includes the following units:
- traffic enforcement unit with a traffic enforcement detail, a vehicle impoundment program, a red light camera enforcement detail;
- a traffic crash investigation unit with a traffic homicide detail, a school crossing guard detail, the A.R.B. detail, the D.R.E detail, the hit and run detail, the towing detail, and the staged vehicle crash detail; and
- the patrol support unit with a marine patrol detail and a mounted patrol detail.
Arrests by the Miami Police Department
In 2015, the City of Miami Police Officers had 466 DUI arrests. That number was down from a high of 1,013 DUI arrests in 2012. Officers within MPD's Traffic Enforcement Unit issued 38,789 traffic summonses in 2012. The Unit conducted 47 DUI Saturation Operations. Jointly with the Drug Recognition Expert Detail, motor officers participated in 11 multi-agency DUI checkpoints within the City and an additional 15 in other jurisdictions.
The Hit and Run Detail of the Miami Police Department received and investigated 3,681 hit and run accidents in 2012. A total of 853 were cleared, 623 summonses were written and 33 arrests were made.
This article was last updated on Friday, June 9, 2017.
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