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FREE Bicycle Helmet Fitting & Give-Away

Sandra Block fits a young boy with a free bicycle helmet.

UPDATE: (Wednesday, March 13, 2019) – Bicycle helmets are back in stock! Call Sandra Block with the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department at 305.792.1839 to make your appointment to be properly fitted for your free bicycle helmet. Start Your New Year Safe! The Sunny Isles Beach Police Department will be fitting and giving away 40 bicycle helmets for free. The …

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Sun, Sand and Safety: Thanks to our Ocean Rescue Division

Ocean Rescue Lifeguard Stand

By Dwight P. Snyder, Police Chief (Tuesday, February 26, 2019) – The City of Sunny Isles Beach is a community which offers many outstanding amenities to our residents and guests such as an abundance of parks, social activities and an outstanding quality of life for everyone. But the crown jewel of our community will always be our beach. Keeping our community …

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Tax Fraud Phone Scams

IRS Phone Scammer on the computer typing in information.

(Thursday, January 24, 2019) – Around this time of year, unscrupulous people may be calling to try and take advantage of residents by threatening them with fines and jail time for money they supposedly owe the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Everyone should be aware that the IRS does not call you at home with threats. The agency will communicate via …

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Don’t Let the Grinch Ruin Your Holiday Season

Holiday Safety Tips from the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department

By Dwight Snyder, Police Chief (December 2, 2018) – Well, it’s hard to believe this year is nearly at a close and the holidays are once again upon us. Nothing brings more joy than being with family and friends throughout the holiday season. The month of December is traditionally a very busy time for all of us, with shopping and …

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Holiday Safety Tips from the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department

Holiday Safety Tips from the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department

(December 2, 2018) –  Every year, the holidays bring families joy, love and new beginnings. But the holidays also bring criminals and con-artists who take advantage of this special season. As you are getting in the holiday spirit by shopping for loved ones, decorating your home or traveling, please take precaution and follow these helpful holiday safety tips. Holiday Safety Tips …

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Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Free Smoke Alarm Installation Program

Miami Dade Fire Rescue Free Smoke Alarm Installation

A smoke alarm is critical for the early detection of a fire in your home and could mean the difference between life and death. Fires can occur in a variety of ways and in any room of your home. But no matter where or how, having a smoke alarm is the first key step toward your family’s safety. And now, …

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Traffic Safety in Sunny Isles Beach

Road with street sign icons for a car, pedestrian and bicycle.

Please review these guidelines to ensure a safer experience in Sunny Isles Beach for resident and visiting pedestrians, cyclists and vehicular traffic. The speed limit on both state roads, Collins Avenue and Sunny Isles Boulevard, is 35 miles per hour. The speed limit on all side streets in the City is 20 miles per hour. At designated times, in school …

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Traffic & Pedestrian Safety in Sunny Isles Beach

Traffic on Collins Avenue in Sunny Isles Beach with buildings and ocean view of coastline.

By Dwight Snyder, Police Chief (Saturday, November 3, 2018) – Normally this article is reserved for our City Manager who keeps us informed on capital projects and future innovative developments currently in the planning stages, which makes this a world class and cutting-edge community. This month the manager graciously gave his article space to the police department, so we could …

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Taking Action: A Safe and Secure School for our Children

Three police officers on the road overseeing children walking to school

By Larisa Svechin, Commissioner (Saturday, November 3, 2018) – As a parent of four school-age children, safety is my priority. After the tragedy that occurred in Parkland on February 14, 2018, where 17 students and staff members were killed, Florida passed the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act. Here are some key points of the law: 1) raise …

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