Public Safety

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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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 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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High Visibility Enforcement to Improve Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety

Police officer clocking speeders on Collins Avenue

Location: 17000 Block to 18900 Collins Ave. When: February 26, 2021 – May 14, 2021 Re: High Visibility Enforcement to Improve Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Miami-Dade County ranks in the top 25 counties in the state for traffic crashes resulting in serious and fatal injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists. In an effort to protect the safety of these most vulnerable …

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A Great City Thanks to its Outstanding Community

Police Officers at Halloween Event wearing facial coverings.

By Dwight Snyder, Police Chief (October 30, 2020) – I never miss the opportunity to express my pride in our community, as we always seem to rise above whatever adversity comes our way, from hurricanes and tidal issues to what we are experiencing now in this unprecedented year of 2020. Being part of this community is not just reserved for …

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It Started from Day One

Police Officers on the First Day of School

By Dwight Snyder, Police Chief & Fred Maas, Retired Police Chief (August 31, 2020) – In times of turmoil it can be comforting to hear from another longstanding member of our Sunny Isles Beach family. This month, I am handing my space over to former SIBPD Chief Fred Maas, the original force behind building our department from the ground up, …

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