Welcome to the Palmetto Bay Policing Unit page. Since incorporation, the Village of Palmetto Bay has contracted with the Miami-Dade County Police Department (MDPD) for policing services. MDPD Officers assigned to the Village work primarily for Palmetto Bay under an inter-agency (interlocal) agreement. These officers are dedicated to ensuring that our community is a safe and enjoyable place to live.
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. Daily operations and administration are overseen by the Village Commander.
Main Areas of Responsibility
charged with the primary responsibility to protect, the unit is fully committed to ensuring the safety and well being of the Palmetto Bay community
providing for the safe and expeditious flow of residents and visitors
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
Getting to Know Our Policing Unit Commander, Major Maria Guerra
Major Guerra has been part of the Miami-Dade County Police Department force for 32 years. She first came to the Village of Palmetto Bay in the capacity of Lieutenant, and became a Major and the head of the Palmetto Bay Policing Unit in 2018.
Here's more about Major Guerra and her philosophy on community policing: