Miami Police Department
The Miami Police Department or MPD, often referred to as the City of Miami Police, is the chief police department
The police is a personification of the state designated to put in practice the enforced law, protect property and reduce civil disorder in civilian matters. Their powers include the legitimized use of force...

 of the U.S.
United States
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 city of Miami, Florida
Miami, Florida
Miami is a city located on the Atlantic coast in southeastern Florida and the county seat of Miami-Dade County, the most populous county in Florida and the eighth-most populous county in the United States with a population of 2,500,625...

. Their jurisdiction lies within the actual city limits
City limits
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 of Miami, but have mutual aid agreements with neighboring police departments. The current Acting Chief of Police is Acting Chief Manuel Orosa. City of Miami police are distinguishable from their Miami-Dade counterparts
Miami-Dade Police Department
The Miami-Dade Police Department , formerly known as the Metro-Dade County Police Department , Dade County Public Safety Department and the Dade County Sheriff's Office is a Limited Service County Police Department serving Miami-Dade County, Florida's unincorporated areas, although they have...

 by their blue uniforms and blue-and-white patrol vehicles.

There are three patrolling districts and eleven neighborhoods for which the following districts are responsible:
North District
  • Liberty City
  • Little Haiti
    Little Haiti
    Little Haiti or La Petite Haïti, and traditionally known as Lemon City, is a neighborhood in Miami, Florida, United States known as a traditional center for Haitian immigrants, and Francophone culture in the city.-Lemon City, early farming days:...

  • Upper Eastside

Central District
  • Allapattah
    Allapattah, Florida
    Allapattah is a neighborhood mostly in the city of Miami, Florida, and partly in metropolitan Miami, United States. , the county-owned portion of Allapattah, from State Road 9 to LeJeune Road, is being annexed by the city proper.-History:...

  • Overtown
  • Wynwood
    Wynwood, Miami, Florida
    Wynwood is a neighborhood in Miami, Florida, United States. It is north of Downtown Miami and Overtown, and adjacent to Edgewater. Wynwood has two major sub-districts, the Wynwood Art District in northern Wynwood, and the Wynwood Fashion District along West 5th Avenue...

    Edgewater, Miami, Florida
    Edgewater is a neighborhood in Miami, Florida, United States, located north of Downtown and Omni, and south of the Upper East Side. It roughly bound by North 17th Street to the south, North 37th Street to the north, the Florida East Coast Railway and East First Avenue to the west and Biscayne Bay...

  • Downtown Miami
    Downtown Miami
    Downtown Miami is an urban residential neighborhood, and the central business district of Miami, Miami-Dade County, and South Florida in the United States...

South District
  • Flagami
  • Little Havana
  • Coral Way
    Coral Way
    Coral Way is a primarily east-west street that begins in the Brickell neighborhood of Downtown, Miami, Florida, United States, ending in Westchester.-Route description:...

  • Coconut Grove


Breakdown of the makeup of the rank and file of MPD
  • Male: 82%
  • Female: 18%
  • Hispanic: 54%
  • African-American/Black: 27%
  • White: 19%

Ranks and Insignia

Title Insignia
Chief of Police
Chief of police
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Deputy Chief
Chief of police
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Assistant Chief
Chief of police
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Commander is a naval rank which is also sometimes used as a military title depending on the individual customs of a given military service. Commander is also used as a rank or title in some organizations outside of the armed forces, particularly in police and law enforcement.-Commander as a naval...

Police captain
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Senior Patrol Sergeant
Senior Patrol Officer
Police Officer
Police officer
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Rank insignia for Senior Patrol Officer, Sergeant and Senior Patrol Sergeant is worn on the upper sleeves below the shoulder patch while rank insignia for Lieutenant through Chief is worn on the collars of the shirt.

Officers killed in line of duty

Since the establishment of the Miami Police Department, 36 officers have died in the line of duty.
Officer Date of Death Details
Officer John Rhinehart (Bob) Riblet
Wednesday, June 2, 1915
Officer Frank Angelo Croff
Sunday, May 22, 1921
Vehicular assault
Officer Richard Roy Marler
Monday, November 28, 1921
Gunfire (Accidental)
Sergeant Laurie Lafayette Wever
Sunday, March 15, 1925
Officer John D. Marchbanks
Tuesday, February 16, 1926
Struck by vehicle
Officer Samuel J. Callaway
Monday, January 10, 1927
Vehicle pursuit
Officer Jesse L. Morris
Friday, July 8, 1927
Officer Albert R. Johnson
Sunday, September 25, 1927
Gunfire (Accidental)
Detective James Franklin Beckham
Friday, February 3, 1928
Officer Augustus S. McCann
Wednesday, September 26, 1928
Vehicle pursuit
Officer Sidney Clarence Crews
Friday, April 26, 1929
Officer John Brubaker
Friday, March 31, 1933
Automobile accident
Officer Robert Lee Jester
Saturday, November 18, 1933
Officer Samuel D. Hicks
Sunday, August 9, 1936
Vehicular assault
Officer Patrick Howell Baldwin
Friday, March 29, 1940
Automobile accident
Motorcycle Officer Wesley Frank Thompson
Thursday, September 18, 1941
Vehicle pursuit
Police Officer John Milledge
Friday, November 1, 1946
Police Officer Johnnie Young
Saturday, March 8, 1947
Gunfire (Accidental)
Police Officer Frampton Pope Wichman Jr.
Friday, September 24, 1948
Police Officer Leroy Joseph LaFleur Sr.
Friday, February 16, 1951
Police Officer James H. Brigman
Wednesday, February 28, 1951
Automobile accident
Police Officer John Thomas Burlinson
Saturday, March 8, 1958
Vehicular assault
Police Officer Jerrel E. Ferguson
Wednesday, November 7, 1962
Police Officer Ronald F. McLeod
Thursday, May 8, 1969
Police Officer Rolland Lane II
Saturday, May 23, 1970
Sergeant Victor Butler Jr.
Saturday, February 20, 1971
Lieutenant Edward F. McDermott
Sunday, May 18, 1980
Heart attack
Police Officer Nathaniel K. Broom
Wednesday, September 2, 1981
Police Officer Jose Raimundo DeLeon
Friday, December 21, 1984
Motorcycle accident
Police Officer David Herring
Wednesday, September 3, 1986
Duty related illness
Police Officer Victor Estefan
Thursday, March 31, 1988
Police Officer William Don Craig
Tuesday, June 21, 1988
Vehicular assault
Police Officer Osvaldo Juan Canalejo Jr.
Tuesday, October 13, 1992
Automobile accident
Officer Carlos A. Santiago
Tuesday, May 30, 1995
Police Officer William Harris Williams
Monday, July 3, 2000
Motorcycle accident
Detective James Walker
Tuesday, January 8, 2008

See also

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