Village Policing Unit-Major Greg Truitt, Commander

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

Police Headlines

Weekly Crime Reports ... Please review the most current Crime & Incident Report. It is usually posted Monday or Tuesday each week by Palmetto Bay Police Unit, a division of the Miami-Dade County Police Dept. Also feel free to peruse previous weekly reports, below. APR 14, 2014



Lt. Carreno Honored ... The Village Mayor, Vice Mayor, and Council gathered to officially recognize Lt. Jorge Correno in Village Hall Chambers, April 7, 2014, as Lt. Jorge Carreno receives honors from Palmetto Bay Policing Unit Commander Gregory Truitt. Members of the Correno family also joined in the ceremony (see more photos). APR 07, 2014


Economic Crimes Bureau ... With Miami ranking first among all US cities in identity theft, law enforcement officers with the Palmetto Bay Policing Unit are well prepared for the onslaught of ID theft and credit card fraud during the holidays. This, following a presentation of “Operation Safe Holiday 2013” at Village Hall by the MDPD Economic Crimes Bureau. Read more. NOV 6, 2013


Auto Break-Ins ... Palmetto Bay Police just received 150 signs (at left and in Village Facebook gallery) to post at parks and businesses throughout the community. Outreach Officers wage an all-out campaign each year during the holidays -- but auto break-ins are a problem year round. Read these timeless crime-prevention tips. And see if you get a new sign posted near you -- 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



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News & Information

Lt. Carreno Honored ... Lt. Jorge Carreno with the Palmetto Bay Policing Unit was recognized at the April 2014 Regular Council Meeting (see Photos) by Commander Truitt for 30 years of County service. APR 07, 2014

Commander Truitt Promoted ... The Village is proud to announce that Village Police Commander Greg Truitt has been promoted within the Miami-Dade Police Department from Lieutenant to Major. Read more. AUG 1, 2013

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 usiness ... 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.

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Crime & Incident Reports

In response to resident requests for fast access to timely information, the Palmetto Bay Policing Unit provides a weekly "Crime & Incident Report," issued every Monday at about noon (or Tuesdays following a Monday Federal holiday) . The report summarizes the previous week's activity. A link to the most current is available on the homepage of the Village website.

2014 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

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:

Office Hours

Monday through 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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  • To create a safer Community through the interaction of the Policing Unit with special enforcement activities.
  • To further enhance the rapport between the Policing Unit and the citizens of Palmetto Bay.
  • Reduce the chances of a resident falling victim to burglars.