The Miami Beach Police Department is the police department of the U.S. city of Miami Beach, Florida, patrolling the entire Miami Beach area, although they sometimes cooperate with the county-wide Miami-Dade Police Department. The Miami Beach Police are famous for their bicycle patrols, which wear dark blue shorts and white short-sleeve uniform tops. The bicycle patrols were created due to the frequent traffic congestion of the Miami Beach isles (particularly in the famous Ocean Drive area on South Beach), and provide quicker police presence, faster response time, higher visibility, and more frequent public interaction.

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A Ford Crown Vic on Ocean Drive

There are even some patrol officers in rollerskates. The Miami Beach Police wear dark blue trousers with dark blue shirts, and have red, white, and blue patrol vehicles however, the department is in the process of switching over to black and white patrol vehicles by the end of 2008.

The current Chief of the Department is Chief Carlos Noriega.

Former Miami Heat now Phoenix Suns center Shaquille O'Neal was a reserve officer for the Miami Beach Police Department.

Contact Information

Miami Beach Police Department
1100 Washington Ave
Miami Beach
FL 33139
Phone: (305) 673-7900

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