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. MAR 31, 2015
Hacking & Hijacking ... Village Police tipped us off to two new FTC videos. "Hacked Email: What to Do," and "Hijacked Computer: What to Do." Also consider viewing "Back It Up: Don't Lose Your Digital Life" on what to do before a hijack happens, to make sure you won’t lose everything from tax forms to photos. MAR 27, 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
Off-Duty Officers ... Need additional security? MDPD's online Off-Duty Police Services allows residents and businesses to apply for off-duty police permits, submit payments, and view permit activity online. Call 305-278-4000 during regular business hours for more. Request forms are at MDPD webpage (under the blue-colored navigation bar on the left side of the page). JUL12, 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
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 ... The Village's Police Outreach team hosted its first-ever Security & Safety Fair, Oct. 11 at Village Hall. The event was free and open to the public, and featured a wide array of safety and security vendors, products, and services. Police helicopter, Home Depot Kids Zone, and food & cool drinks also were on hand. See coverage in the Palmetto Bay News 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. The program organizes neighborhoods of single-family homes, apartment complexes, 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.
The Palmetto Bay Policing Unit provides a "Crime & Incident Report" every week on Monday or Tuesday, summarizing the previous week's activity. See reports for the current year below and previous years in the crime reports archive.
- 09/23 - 09/29 Report
- 09/16 - 09/22 Report
- 03/09 - 03/15 Report
- 03/02 - 03/08 Report
- 02/23 - 03/01 Report
- 02/16 - 02/22 Report
- 02/09 - 02/15 Report
- 02/02 - 02/08 Report
- 01/26 - 02/01 Report
- 01/19 - 01/25 Report
- 01/12 - 01/18 Report
- 01/05 - 01/11 Report
- 12/29 - 01/04 Report
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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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.
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.
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
Monday - Friday, excluding holidays
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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.