About the Miami-Dade Police
The 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.
On 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."
The Miami-Dade Police Department operates
out of nine districts throughout Miami-Dade County and has two special bureaus.