Public Safety

Press Release: South Florida Man Charged with Bulk Food and Personal Protective Equipment Scheme that Cost Victim $10 Million

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This press release is shared on behalf of the United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Florida. (Wednesday, September 20, 2023) – Isaac Halwani, 41, of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, is charged with carrying out a bulk food and personal protective equipment investment scheme that defrauded a single victim out of $10 million. Halwani was arraigned on a federal indictment …

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FDOT Westbound State Road (SR) 856/Flyover Ramp (bridge number 870603) Project Update

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ONGOING CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES  Monday, September 11 through Saturday, September 16, 2023 Bridge painting work Performing bridge painting operations on the westbound SR 856/Flyover Ramp Lane Closures No lane closures are anticipated at this time. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SCHEDULE MAY CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER OR UNEXPECTED CONDITIONS. FDOT will post the latest updates, including scheduled lane closures, on their website, …

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Hurricane Idalia Relief/Food/Supply Drive

Hurricane Idalia Relief Donations

(September 5, 2023) – The Florida Highway Patrol, GEM – Global Empowerment Mission, The American Red Cross, Kanner & Pintaluga, Broward Motorsports, Miami Lakes Automall, Good Greek Moving & Storage and multiple law enforcement agencies have partnered with Mobile Mike to coordinate a Hurricane Idalia Relief Effort. We will be collecting the following specific items: New Generators Plywood Construction Materials …

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FDOT Bridge Rehabilitation Project on SR 856/William Lehman Causeway

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Construction Activities Ongoing Construction Monday, July 24 through Friday, July 28, 2023 Bridge painting work Painting containment installation operations Lane Closures No lane closures are anticipated at this time. For current lane closures in Sunny Isles Beach, visit sibfl.net/news. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SCHEDULE MAY CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER OR UNEXPECTED CONDITIONS. Parking Lot Closures Parking Lot (P2) located under …

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Sunny Isles Beach Police Participates in “Operation Southern Slow Down”

Operation Southern Slowdown Enforcement underway: July 17-23. Slow down. Speed kills.

(Monday, July 17, 2023) – Southeastern law enforcement agencies are set to participate in “Operation Southern Slow Down,” a joint enforcement effort with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the southeastern states of Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee. State and local law enforcement agencies in all five states will be conducting a week-long speed enforcement campaign beginning …

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Accreditation Team Invites Public Comments about the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department

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(Tuesday, July 4, 2023) –  A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive on Tuesday, August 8th, 2023, to examine all aspects of the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. The Sunny Isles Beach Police Department must comply with numerous standards in order to receive accreditation …

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Just Drive. April is distracted driving awareness month.

(Sunday, April 2, 2023) – April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, a united effort to recognize and eliminate preventable deaths from distracted driving. The Sunny Isles Beach Police Department is committed year-round to keeping all residents and commuters safe on and off the road. Throughout the month, the City and the Police Department will be focusing efforts on educating the …

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Sunny Isles Beach PD Participates in High Visibility Enforcement Program to Improve Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

Every Bicyclist and Pedestrian is important to someone. Motorists slow down and share the road.

(February 24, 2023) – Miami-Dade County ranks in the top 25 counties in Florida for traffic crashes resulting in serious and fatal injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists. To help reverse this trend, the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department is participating in the Florida Department of Transportation High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) Program aimed at educating motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians on Florida’s …

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Police Accreditation

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By Police Chief Edward Santiago (Monday, January 2, 2023) – A member of the community (and good friend) asked me a simple question, “what is police accreditation?” It was then I knew that it needed to be explained to the community. The community has been served since 1998 by a group of dedicated and well trained officers from various backgrounds. These …

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2023 College Scholarship Applications Now Available

2023 College Scholarship Program

2023 City of Sunny Isles Beach College Scholarship Program Available to Sunny Isles Beach High School Seniors Each year, the City of Sunny Isles Beach awards college scholarship money to well-deserving Sunny Isles Beach high school seniors. High school seniors enrolled in a public school or accredited private school are able to apply for these scholarships by filling out an …

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