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June is Time for Summer Fun and Hurricanes

Dark storm clouds moving in over the Intracoastal Waterway in Sunny Isles Beach.

By Dwight Snyder, Police Chief (Friday, May 24, 2019) – As we enter the month of June, it’s a wonderful time for summer vacations, and spending time with family, while experiencing exciting new adventures and destinations. But June is also the start of hurricane season, which begins June 1 and ends on November 30 of each year. Living in South …

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Thor Guard Lightning Prediction System

Large lightning strike hits the ocean at night close to Sunny Isles Beach.

(Tuesday, May 21, 2019) – Florida leads the country in both number of fatal hits and density of lightning strikes each year, and residents should be aware that all of our City parks are equipped with a Thor Guard Lightning Prediction system that provides advance notice of lightning conditions. This system is active 365 days a year in our City. …

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From the Mayor: Being Prepared this Hurricane Season

Lightning flashes in the sky during a storm over Sunny Isles Beach

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Tuesday, May 14, 2019) – June 1 marks the first day of the 2019 hurricane season. No one ever wishes for a natural disaster to impact their home, but we must be prepared. And the City of Sunny Isles Beach is. Though living on a coastal barrier island provides us year-round recreation, this also makes …

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Free Bicycle Helmet Fitting & Giveaway

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

Ride Safe. The Sunny Isles Beach Police Department wants to make sure you are riding safely on bicycles and scooters. This requires not only wearing a helmet at all times but also making sure your helmet fits properly. The Sunny Isles Beach Police Department participates in a free Bicycle Helmet Fitting and Give-Away program that provides children, teens and adults with free …

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Safety First

Sergeant Gonzalez handing safety materials to young girl.

By Vice Mayor Larisa Svechin (Friday, April 26, 2019) – Safety is every parent’s priority. As a parent of four school-age children, I understand this first hand. Safety education and activism has turned into a passion for me. During this current and last legislative session, I have been advocating for legislation in Tallahassee and Washington DC, supporting distracted driving laws, …

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Behind the Scenes with Ocean Rescue: Water Safety Month

Ocean Rescue lifeguard driving ATV

(Friday, April 26, 2019) – The City’s Ocean Rescue Division protects beachgoers 365 days a year. During Water Safety Month in May, be sure to visit one of the ten lifeguard towers to view the informational boards. The boards are updated daily with air and water temperatures, high and low tides, wind speed and direction, the UV Index, the time …

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SIBPD Award Recipients

Borrell Award winners

By Christopher J. Russo, City Manager & Fred Maas, Former Police Chief (Monday, March 25, 2019) – City Manager Russo: It has been almost a year since former Chief Fred Maas entered retirement. Retirement for Fred is defined by continuing to serve the police profession through volunteerism while continuing to nurture and maintain the many relationships he established throughout his …

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Just Drive: Distracted Driving Awareness Month 2019

(Monday, March 25, 2019) – This 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 …

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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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