the Miami Beach Police Department
Beach Police Department is organized into four large divisions: Criminal Investigations Division; Support Services Division;
Patrol Division; and, Technical Services Division. Like most municipal police agencies, the Patrol Division of the Miami Police
Department is the largest, in terms of personnel. The members of the Patrol Division
are organized into three geographic districts.
Investigations Division is organized into three units: Criminal Investigations; Strategic Investigations; and, the Special
Victims Squad. The Criminal investigations unit is organized by type of crime. The Strategic Investigations Unit is responsible for the investigations of criminal
violations involving narcotics, vice, prostitution, liquor law offenses, and organized crime activity, as well as gathering
intelligence to aid in Homeland Defense. The Unit accomplishes this task by working closely with all local, State, and Federal
law enforcement agencies. Special Victims detectives investigate crimes by and against juveniles
in our community. The cases they handle range from sexual assaults, child and elderly abuse to missing persons and bicycle
thefts as well as Internet Child Exploitations.
units in the Support Services Division is the Professional Standards Unit of the Miami Beach Police Department. The primary responsibility of the Professional Standards Unit is the planning and development of policies,
procedures, rules, regulations, and programs which ensure that the Department and its employees maintain the highest level
of professional service to the community. This is accomplished via an ongoing monitoring of the Department's operations to
guarantee compliance with specific standards and procedures. This unit provides the overall function of quality control for