the Miami-Dade Police Department
Miami-Dade Police Department (formerly known as the Metro-Dade Police Department and the Dade County Sheriff's Office) is
a limited-service Metropolitan police department serving Miami-Dade County's unincorporated areas, although they have lenient
mutual aid agreements with other municipalities, most often the City of Miami Police Department. The Miami-Dade Police Department
is the largest police department in the state of Florida with over 5,000 employees. The Department is still often referred
by its former name, the Metro-Dade Police or simply Metro. Miami-Dade police are easily identified by their khaki uniforms.
Miami-Dade Police vehicles are identified by their green and white livery. Regular Miami-Dade police officers carry silver
badges, while officers with the ranks of Sergeant and above carry gold badges.
Miami-Dade Police badges and ID cards, Miami-Dade police officers are referred to as "Deputy Sheriffs" although in regular
everyday practice they're just called "police officers." The Director of the Miami-Dade Police Department is also occasionally
referred to as "the Sheriff."
Miami-Dade Police Department operates out of nine districts throughout Miami-Dade County and has two special bureaus.