In 1795, Patrick Colquhoun, an economist & merchant, published Police of the Metropolis.

A Concise History of American Policing
Raymond Foster  More Info

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Miami-Dade Police Department (Florida)

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About the Miami-Dade Police Department

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.



Selected books by Miami-Dade Police Department police officers.

Crime Scene Evidence: A Guide to the Recovery and Collection of Physical Evidence
Mike Byrd  More Info

Virtual Justice
Richard Calvert  More Info

Call Me Mommy
Marshall Frank  More Info

The Latent: A Miami Novel
Marshall Frank   More Info

On My Father's Grave
Marshall Frank  More Info

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