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FREE Bicycle Helmet Fitting & Give-Away

Sandra Block adjusts a helmet strap on a young boy.

Start Your New Year Safe! The Sunny Isles Beach Police Department will be fitting and giving away 40 bicycle helmets for free. The helmets will be properly fitted and given away at the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department, 18070 Collins Avenue (2nd Floor). Adult and child size helmets are available on a first-come-first-served basis, as quantities are limited. Fittings by appointment …

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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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Hurricane Michael Relief Effort

Together we are Stronger

(Sunday, October 14, 2018) – The Sunny Isles Beach Police Department along with the Aventura Police Department and multiple local and state agencies have partnered with Mobile Mike, I-Heart Radio and the Aventura Mall to coordinate a Hurricane Michael relief effort. On Wednesday, October 10, Category 4 Hurricane Michael made landfall across Florida’s Panhandle. Entire towns were leveled by the …

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Welcome Back: Traffic Safety Tips for the New School Year

Mother and her two children cross the street on the way to school with crossing guard holding a stop sign for traffic.

From the Desk of Police Chief Dwight Snyder Tuesday, August 28, 2018 — We at the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department welcome back our parents, students and teachers to the Norman S. Edelcup / Sunny Isles Beach K-8 and hope your summer vacation was enjoyable and full of new adventures. But as summer comes to a close, it’s the start of …

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Norman S. Edelcup Sunny Isles Beach K-8 School Important Traffic Information

Photo: School drop-off and pick-up location

School Traffic Information There are several modes of transportation to and from school for students including school bus, carpool, bicycles and skateboards and the SIBshuttle. For students who ride the school bus, the drop-off and pick-up location is on the south side of the school on 182nd Drive. Driving Drop-off & Pick-up If driving your child(ren) to school, use the …

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