Public Safety

Holiday Shopping Safety

Holiday Shopping Safety

Stay Safe While Shopping this Holiday Season While the holiday season may look a bit different this year because of COVID-19, many families will still be shopping for gifts for loved ones. Keep in mind the below safety tips to ensure your holiday season stays a happy one. Shop Online Instead Crowded malls and shopping centers pose an increased risk …

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Coronavirus Information (COVID-19)

The City of Sunny Isles Beach continues to monitor the coronavirus through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) and the Miami-Dade County Office of Emergency Management. We urge our community to continue taking key steps to prevent the spread of COVID19. Get vaccinated, get the booster, get tested if you’ve been exposed or …

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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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Comfort Found in Consistency

Police officers working at graduation event

By Larisa Svechin, Vice Mayor (Tuesday, June 23, 2020) – The last three months have felt like a decade as the world changed so much. Everyone has been impacted by the pandemic and the subsequent decisions made by law makers. It is therefore comforting to know that a constant remains for the residents of Sunny Isles Beach. A constant force …

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Hurricane Season during a Pandemic

Cloudy day on the beach

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Tuesday, June 23, 2020) – Hurricane season has officially begun, and this year is projected to be particularly busy. During the last two years, we were lucky to experience only minor conditions from hurricanes Michael and Dorian. But now with three named storms already developed and a pandemic still looming, we must adjust accordingly. Preparation …

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Combatting Coronavirus – We are here for you

Home in Golden Shores neighborhood

By Dwight Snyder, Police Chief (April 10, 2020) – As you should be aware by now, the City of Sunny Isles Beach implemented a remain at home order and a nightly curfew from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. until further notice. These decisions were not made lightly, and are ultimately in place to preserve the health and safety of our …

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Sunny Isles Beach Police Serving the Community

SIBPD officers next to police car

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Sunday, January 26, 2020) – Every day I am reminded why I live in this beautiful city. The weather, views and activities are all driving factors, but the safety of the City of Sunny Isles Beach is unparalleled. Our police department serves the community around the clock and it is no surprise that the city …

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Credit Card Fraud: Easier than you Think

Credit Card being handed to clerk

By Dwight Snyder, Police Chief (Saturday, January 25, 2020) – In today’s world of online banking, it’s rare to see people using currency for most purchases. Today we use the convenience of a debit or credit card to make even the most routine transactions such as for fast food, coffee, gasoline and grocery purchases. It’s not uncommon for parents to …

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An Ounce of Prevention Can Safeguard Your Home & Family

Handcuffs on laptop

By Dwight Snyder, Police Chief (Wednesday, October 30, 2019) – The mission of the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department is always to reduce crime and maintain the safety of our residents and guests. So with this in mind, let me provide a crime prevention tip dating back to one of our founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin, who once said “An ounce …

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