Public Safety

Holiday Safety Tips from the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department

Sunny Isles Beach Police Department Holiday Safety Tips

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 Distracted Drivers and …

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Moving Forward

Police officers and vehicles

By Alex Lama, Commissioner (Wednesday, November 2, 2022) – I would like to commend and thank the Police Department, City Manager’s Office, the city staff and my fellow commissioners on the accomplishments we have been able to achieve so far in 2022. As public servants and city employees, our number one priority is to work for the well-being of the …

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Free Bicycle Helmet Fitting & Giveaway

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

Ride Safe, Wear a Helmet. (Updated Wednesday, August 3, 2022) – 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 …

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Edward Santiago appointed as new Sunny Isles Beach Chief of Police

Chief of Police Swearing-In Ceremony

Swearing in ceremony to occur on Tuesday, April 12 (April 7, 2022) – Interim Sunny Isles Beach Chief of Police, Edward Santiago, was appointed and confirmed as the permanent Chief of Police for the city on Tuesday, April 5. City Manager Stan Morris brought his recommendation to appoint Santiago to the permanent position of Police Chief at a Special City …

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Message from the City: Police Department Updates

PD motorcycles

(Friday, February 25, 2022) – This month, Interim Chief Mike Grandinetti retired after 24 years of service with the SIBPD and many contributions to our community. Mike was with the City since the Police Department’s inception in 1998 and was part of its growth and success. We wish him all the best in his retirement. Captain Edward Santiago was immediately …

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Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety

Chief Grandinetti watches as Officer uses radar gun on oncoming traffic during Traffic Safety Blitz on 163 Street

By Michael Grandinetti, Interim Police Chief (Friday, November 5, 2021) – Safety is at the forefront of everything we do, especially pedestrian safety. I have been with the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department for 23 years and have witnessed firsthand the growth and development on our streets. I’ve seen how, over the last 20 years, drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians have …

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FDOT SR 826/Sunny Isles Boulevard/163 Street Bridge Rehabilitation & Roadway Project

Florida Department of Transportation Logo

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has begun a bridge rehabilitation and roadway project as of the week of August 10, 2021 along Sunny Isles Boulevard/SR 826/163 Street over the Intracoastal Waterway (bridge numbers 870592 and 870593) and from NE 35 Avenue to SR A1A/Collins Avenue in the cities of North Miami Beach and Sunny Isles Beach. Ongoing Construction Activities …

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Back to School Safety Information

Photo: School drop-off and pick-up location

Back to School Safety Ensuring a safe and successful school year for your family starts at home. Before the first day of school, parents and guardians should talk with their children about a safety plan. Teach your children what to do in case they get lost by establishing a meet up spot, such as the SIB Government Center, in case …

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Crime Prevention is Everybody’s Business

Hand holding a key fob locking a car

By Dwight Snyder, Police Chief (Thursday, June 3, 2021) – June is the start of the summer season, the kids are out of school, and it’s a time for that well deserved vacation or just enjoying time at the beach. But as our summertime temperature rises, so does our crime rate, especially involving property crimes. Usually these are crimes of …

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Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Initiatives in Sunny Isles Beach

Pedestrians crossing Collins Avenue using a crosswalk.

By Christopher J. Russo, Former City Manager (Thursday, April 1, 2021) – Given the nature of our roads, population, and location, traffic volume and congestion are inevitable. We can all agree that additional measures on the road better protect our community. I want to share what action the City is taking to make the streets of Sunny Isles Beach safer …

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