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Taking Action: A Safe and Secure School for our Children

Three police officers on the road overseeing children walking to school

By Larisa Svechin, Commissioner (Saturday, November 3, 2018) – As a parent of four school-age children, safety is my priority. After the tragedy that occurred in Parkland on February 14, 2018, where 17 students and staff members were killed, Florida passed the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act. Here are some key points of the law: 1) raise …

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Hurricane Michael Relief Effort

Together we are Stronger

(Sunday, October 14, 2018) – The Sunny Isles Beach Police Department along with the Aventura Police Department and multiple local and state agencies have partnered with Mobile Mike, I-Heart Radio and the Aventura Mall to coordinate a Hurricane Michael relief effort. On Wednesday, October 10, Category 4 Hurricane Michael made landfall across Florida’s Panhandle. Entire towns were leveled by the …

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Welcome Back: Traffic Safety Tips for the New School Year

Mother and her two children cross the street on the way to school with crossing guard holding a stop sign for traffic.

From the Desk of Police Chief Dwight Snyder Tuesday, August 28, 2018 — We at the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department welcome back our parents, students and teachers to the Norman S. Edelcup / Sunny Isles Beach K-8 and hope your summer vacation was enjoyable and full of new adventures. But as summer comes to a close, it’s the start of …

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SIB Police Department Begins a New Era

Police Chief Fred Maas and newly sworn-in Police Chief Dwight Snyder.

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor Friday, July 27, 2018 — Last month, our Chief of Police, Fred Maas, retired after 43 years of dedicated service in law enforcement, 20 years with us in the City of Sunny Isles Beach. It was not always easy and it was not always fun, but Chief Maas helped build the Sunny Isles Beach Police …

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Norman S. Edelcup Sunny Isles Beach K-8 School Important Traffic Information

Photo: School drop-off and pick-up location

School Traffic Information There are several modes of transportation to and from school for students including school bus, carpool, bicycles and skateboards and the SIBshuttle. For students who ride the school bus, the drop-off and pick-up location is on the south side of the school on 182nd Drive. Driving Drop-off & Pick-up If driving your child(ren) to school, use the …

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Chief Fred Maas Inducted into Law Enforcement Officers’ Hall of Fame

Florida Department of Law Enforcement Hall of Fame Sunny Isles Beach Police Chief Fred A. Maas

By Jeanette Gatto, Commissioner Thursday, June 28, 2018 — The residents of Sunny Isles Beach know that our Police Chief, Fred Maas, is a very special person. He serves with integrity, compassion and humility. His main priority is always our safety. He will personally help anyone with a problem, large or small, and never hesitates to get out there to …

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Mosquito Control in Sunny Isles Beach

Photo of officials spraying for mosquitoes on the beach.

The City of Sunny Isles Beach aims to keep residents, visitors and businesses informed on mosquito-related mitigation efforts within the City. Below you will find useful information and links. Have Questions about the Zika Virus? Learn more from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Important Contact Information Miami-Dade County residents can report mosquito nuisance issues by calling 311, …

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School Safety: What About Your School?

SIB Police Officer talked to students at Career Day.

By Police Chief Fred Maas Friday, June 1, 2018 — I had a choice to write an article on any topic of importance. I chose the topic of greatest importance to our police department, school and student safety. It is no secret of the vast resources the City and police department contribute to NSE/ SIB K-8 School. Yes, it is …

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Visit Ocean Rescue on the Beach for Water Safety Month

Ocean Rescue lifeguards set up on the beach for Water Safety Month

Friday, April 27, 2018 — May is National Water Safety Month and Sunny Isles Beach Ocean Rescue participates by offering special information sessions to residents and visitors at Tower 174 on the beach. These sessions will take place from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm on May 23-25 and May 28 & 29. Visit the men and women that staff our lifeguard …

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Distracted Driving is Deadly Driving

Cars driving on Collins Avenue through Sunny Isles Beach.

By Fred A. Maas, Police Chief Sunday, April 1, 2018 — Distracted driving is one of the fastest growing safety issues on roads today. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the national effort focuses on ways to change the behavior of drivers through public awareness, education, legislation, and enforcement. The Sunny Isles Beach Police Department is committed to ensuring the …

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