Miami Beach Police Department
The Miami Beach Police Department covers the entire Miami Beach area and often works in cooperation with the county-wide Miami-Dade Police Department. If you were arrested by an officer with the Miami Beach Police Department, it is important to seek out the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney in Miami, FL.
E.J. Hubbs is familiar with the tactics used by local law enforcement agencies throughout Miami-Dade County including the Miami Beach Police Department and the City of Miami Police Department. Let E.J. Hubbs put his experience to work for you.
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DUI Arrests Miami Beach Police Officers
After a reorganization of police patrol zones in 2011, the agency began to put less of an emphasis on DUI enforcement. As a result, the number of DUI arrests are down in Miami Beach. In 2009 and 2010, the department made close to 1,300 DUI arrests. In 2013, the number of DUI arrests were now down to less than 500 a year. By 2015, that number dropped to only 138 DUI arrests.
Despite this reduction in the number of DUI arrests, the number of DUI-related car crashes in Miami Beach has also fallen sharply. In 2015, there were only 47 DUI-related crashes, which was down from about 100 DUI-related crashes in 2014.
MBPO DUI Enforcement Efforts
The Miami Beach Police Department (MBPD) periodically uses DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols especially during the busy holidays such as New Year's Eve. During many of these DUI enforcement operations, the agency uses DUI/DRE (drug recognition evaluator) officers to detect and apprehend drug-impaired drivers.
The MBPD also recently secured a $100,000 grant from the Florida Department of Transportation to increase its DUI enforcement efforts. The grant money will be used to increase the number of DUI checkpoints, saturation patrols, and to pay officers' overtime fees.
Each saturation patrol uses one sergeant and at least six police officers on overtime for the purpose of enforcing traffic laws and pursuing impaired drivers. The checkpoint operations use one lieutenant as the checkpoint commander, several sergeants and police officers, a detention officer and a public safety specialist.
The MBPD's Operations Division
The Patrol Division provides both routine and emergency services. The City of Miami Beach is divided into the following three areas: Area-1 (South), Area-2 (Middle) and Area-3 (North). A Captain is assigned to each area. The Patrol Division manages special events for the Miami Police Department including the New Year's Eve celebration, the Miami International Boat Show, the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, Spring Break, Memorial Day Weekend, 4th of July, Labor Day, Halloween, Art Basel, and Floatopia.
The Criminal Investigations Section of the MBPD addresses a wide variety of reported crimes. Units within the section include a burglary unit, crime analysis unit, crime scene squad unit, economic crimes unit, major crimes unit, property crimes unit, and robbery unit.
Friday DUI Checkpoint by Miami Beach Police - Read an article published on August 31, 2015, about DUI checkpoints conducted by the Miami Beach Police Department over Labor Day weekend. The labor day weekend checkpoints were scheduled to run from 8 p.m. Friday until 3:30 a.m. on Saturday on the westbound lanes at Fifth Street and Michigan Avenue. The officers with the Miami Beach Policy Department also conducted “saturation patrols” to find drug-impaired drivers.
Miami Beach Police Department - The MBPD is located at 1100 Washington Avenue in Miami Beach, FL 33139. The main phone number is 305-673-7900. Daniel J. Oates currently serves as the Chief of Police.
Attorney for an Arrest by the Police in Miami Beach, FL
If you were arrested for DUI or another type of felony or misdemeanor criminal defense at the Miami Beach Police Department, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Hubbs Law. E.J. Hubbs understands the tactics used by officers with the Miami Beach Police Department during DUI enforcement actions including checkpoints and saturation patrols.
Call for a free consultation to discuss your case. He can help you understand the charges pending against you, ways to avoid the typical penalties, and effective defenses that can help you fight the charges for an outright dismissal.
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This article was last updated on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.