Public Safety

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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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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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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