Public Safety

Sunny Isles Beach Police Participates in “Operation Southern Slow Down”

Operation Southern Slowdown Enforcement underway: July 17-23. Slow down. Speed kills.

(Monday, July 17, 2023) – Southeastern law enforcement agencies are set to participate in “Operation Southern Slow Down,” a joint enforcement effort with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the southeastern states of Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee. State and local law enforcement agencies in all five states will be conducting a week-long speed enforcement campaign beginning …

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Accreditation Team Invites Public Comments about the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department

Sunny Isles Beach Police. Three police vehicles lined up in parking lot.

(Tuesday, July 4, 2023) –  A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive on Tuesday, August 8th, 2023, to examine all aspects of the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. The Sunny Isles Beach Police Department must comply with numerous standards in order to receive accreditation …

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Just Drive. April is distracted driving awareness month.

(Sunday, April 2, 2023) – 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 the …

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Sunny Isles Beach PD Participates in High Visibility Enforcement Program to Improve Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

Every Bicyclist and Pedestrian is important to someone. Motorists slow down and share the road.

(February 24, 2023) – Miami-Dade County ranks in the top 25 counties in Florida for traffic crashes resulting in serious and fatal injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists. To help reverse this trend, the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department is participating in the Florida Department of Transportation High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) Program aimed at educating motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians on Florida’s …

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Police Accreditation

Lt. Zamora pointing to a document on the table in front of two recruits.

By Police Chief Edward Santiago (Monday, January 2, 2023) – A member of the community (and good friend) asked me a simple question, “what is police accreditation?” It was then I knew that it needed to be explained to the community. The community has been served since 1998 by a group of dedicated and well trained officers from various backgrounds. These …

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2023 College Scholarship Applications Now Available

2023 College Scholarship Program

2023 City of Sunny Isles Beach College Scholarship Program Available to Sunny Isles Beach High School Seniors Each year, the City of Sunny Isles Beach awards college scholarship money to well-deserving Sunny Isles Beach high school seniors. High school seniors enrolled in a public school or accredited private school are able to apply for these scholarships by filling out an …

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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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