Village of Palmetto Bay Policing Unit

Emergencies:   Immediately Dial 9-1-1
Non-Emergencies:         305-4-POLICE (305-476-5423)
Policing Unit Office:       305-278-4000 (business hours, M - F)
Policing Unit Fax:           305-278-4019


Police Headlines

Weekly Crime Reports ... Please review the most current Crime & Incident Reports, posted here weekly by the Palmetto Bay Policing Unit, a division of the Miami-Dade County Police Dept. Do your part to keep Palmetto Bay crime rates among the lowest in Miami-Dade County by staying aware and staying safe. OCT 05, 2015


Jump Start Holiday Shopping ... The 6th Annual DARE Arts & Crafts Fair happens Nov. 14. Police host the event each year to boost funding of its popular Drug Abuse Resistance Education program for school-age kids. The Fair mixes family-fun with more than 80 vendor booths selling everything from jewelry and artwork to clothing, food, and cool drinks. Also enjoy a "Cruise In" antique-car show, bounce house, face painting, and more.” NOV 14, 2015

Auto Break-Ins ... Palmetto Bay Police received 150 signs (at left and in Village Facebook gallery) in 2013 to post at parks and businesses throughout the community. to help in the effort by our Public Safety team to thwart this year-round in our community. Read these timeless crime-prevention tips. Get a new sign posted in your area -- call 305-278-4000. AUG 20, 2013

Report Non-Emergencies Online ... Report non-emergency police matters online: non-emergency police reports, suspicious activity, human trafficking, missing persons, police misconduct, and "Most Wanted" listings. SEP 17, 2012



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News & Information

Off-Duty Officers ... Apply for off-duty MDPD police permits, submit payments, and view permit activity online. Or call 305-278-4000 during regular business hours for info. Request forms are at MDPD webpage (under blue-colored navigation bar on left side of page). JUL12, 2013

FTC Videos ... View FTC videos: "Hacked Email," and "Hijacked Computer," to make sure you won’t lose everything from tax forms to photos MAR 05, 2015

Staff Recognized ...  Lt. Jorge Carreno and Sgt. Maria Bustamante were recognized as they accept new assignments in Homicide and at the Hammocks District, respectively. JAN 16, 2015

Safety & Security Fair ... Outreach team hosted its first-ever Security & Safety Fair, Oct. 11 at Village Hall. Free and open to the public, it featured safety/security vendors, products, and services. Police helicopter, Home Depot Kids Zone, and food & cool drinks also were on hand. See coverage.  OCT. 11, 2014

DARE Festival ... Village Police are proud to announce the 6th Annual D.A.R.E. Arts & Crafts Festival on Nov. 15 was a resounding  success. Outreach Officers hosted the Drug Assistance Resistance Education fundraiser to raise money for additional instructional material. AUG 26, 2014

RAD/KIDS Summer ...  Village Police hosted a week-long RAD/KIDS personal-empowerment training during 2014 summer camp at Coral Reef Elementary School. The training was free for kids ages 5-12, whether they are enrolled in summer camp or not, for residents and non-residents alike. JUNE 9, 2014

Police Outreach Video ... Outreach Officers step into the camera's eye to tell us all about the various that strength ties with the community in a video that also features a Mangowood Neighborhood Association meeting in action. APRIL 5, 2012

Crime Watch Groups ... Contact Officer Judge or call 305-278-4018 to join a neighborhood Crime Watch. Program organizes neighborhoods of single-family homes, apartments, and gated communities to learn about crime prevention, homeland security, and disaster preparedness. Read more about a recent meeting. DEC 2, 2012

Fingerprinting ... Police provide Fingerprinting for Kids, a unique program that would provide a valuable tool to aid authorities in locating missing children. See this August 2009 Fingerprinting event.

ECIP is Good Business ... Palmetto Bay Policing Unit has rolled out a new program for business owners, called Emergency Commercial Identification Program. ECIP provides the uniform patrol officer a way to contact the business owner/representative directly in the event of an emergency/incident. Already, about 111 businesses have enrolled. Read more. JULY 17, 2012

Safety Seat Inspections ... Ensure your child-safety seat is in proper working order by making an appointment with the Palmetto Bay Policing Unit. Call 305-278-4016 or 305-278-4018 for a certified seat inspections and check up, Wednesdays at Village Hall. JUN 18, 2012

Suspicious Activities ... Please report suspicious activities by calling 911 in the event of an emergency or the non-emergency police number 4-Police (305-476-5423).

Shopping Safety ... Shoppers' Safety Tips are available for your reference, to ensure you have a safe, SMART, and pleasant shopping experience.

Crime & Incident Reports

The Palmetto Bay Policing Unit provides a "Crime & Incident Report" every week by Wednesday summarizing the previous week's activity. See reports for the current year below and previous years in the crime reports archive.

2015 Reports:

Crime Reports Archive

If you have information about any crimes or incidents, please contact Village of Palmetto Bay Policing Unit headquarters, weekdays (9 - 5) at: 305-278-4000

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About the Policing Unit

The Palmetto Bay Policing Unit was conceived through an interlocal agreement between the Village of Palmetto Bay and Miami-Dade County. The Department officially began its operations with the Village on July 14, 2003. Charged with the primary responsibility to protect, the Department is fully committed to ensuring the safety and well being of the Palmetto Bay community, emphasizing community-oriented policing and traffic safety. The Department is responsible for maintaining order and providing for the safe and expeditious flow of residents and visitors upholding the values of integrity, respect, service, and fairness. The daily operations and administration of the Department are overseen by the Village Commander with the assistance of a Police Lieutenant.

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Village Commander

The Village Commander serves as the "Chief" of our Police Department, supervising the Village's sworn officers and civilian employees dedicated to serving the citizens of Palmetto Bay.

Department Goals

The goals of the Police Department are as follows:

  • Continue to evolve the Community Outreach programs.
  • Continue to present crime prevention and safety programs to children attending schools and park programs in the Village.
  • Identify hazardous streets and address traffic issues with particular emphasis on speeding throughout the Village limits.
  • Increase police presence in the Village parks.
  • Reduce targeted crimes in the Village

Office Hours

Monday - Friday, excluding holidays
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact Information

Emergencies:   Immediately Dial 9-1-1
For Non-Emergencies:  305-4-POLICE (305-476-5423)
Policing Unit Office:       305-278-4000 (M-F, 8am - 5pm)
Policing Unit Fax:           305-278-4019

Report Problems Online

Visit the Miami-Dade County Police website to make on-line reports on the following: non-emergency police reports, suspicious activity, human trafficking, missing persons, police misconduct, and to view Most Wanted listings.

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