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Fire Prevention in High-Rise Living

Two high-rise buildings lit up at night with a blue night sky background

By Isaac Aelion, Commissioner Thursday, March 22, 2018 — While a number of high-rises were already built when the City of Sunny Isles Beach was incorporated in 1997, many more have been built since then, and today, 85% of residents live in high-rises. Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue is the entity responsible for overseeing fire safety and fire code enforcement in …

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The Dedication of Teachers – In and Out of the Classroom

Norman S. Edelcup K-8 School

By Fred A. Maas, Police Chief Wednesday, February 28, 2018 — Although they will both more than likely be upset with me for the recognition given them, I cannot speak about our “team” without including them. In fact, they are the heart and soul which energizes the rest of us to serve with them. I am referring to Ms. Alissa …

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SIBPD Motor Unit Officer Wins Prestigious Borrell Award

Officer David Barrios pictured holding his David Borrell award

By Sunny Isles Beach Police Chief Fred Maas Friday, February 16, 2018 – The 10th Annual John and Joe Borrell Award Ceremony was held on Jan. 9, 2018, when the prestigious John and Joe Borrell Award was presented to Sunny Isles Beach motorcycle patrolman Officer David Barrios. The event and dinner, held at the world famous Christine Lee’s restaurant at Gulfstream …

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Traffic Safety is a Two-Way Street

163rd Street & Collins Ave Pedestrian Crossing Light. Vehicles MUST stop at the crosswalk when the light is flashing.

By Sunny Isles Beach Police Chief Fred Maas Monday, January 29, 2018 – Winter is an extremely busy season in South Florida and our streets are seeing increased levels of traffic. With more vehicles on the road and pedestrians on the street, the risk of accidents and fatalities is heightened. We want to ensure your safety whether you are driving your …

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Being Homeless is Not a Criminal Violation

Empty bus bench with a clothing item laying on top.

This is Part Three of a Series from Sunny Isles Beach Police Department Staff.   Read Part 1: Homelessness Is A Problem, Not Always A Crime Read Part 2: Homelessness & Trespassing, Public vs. Private Property By Fred Maas, Police Chief Thursday, December 28, 2017 — The assimilation of the homeless in our society and community can be an annoyance and …

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From the City Manager: Police Chief’s Address at Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Police k-9 and bites on a arm covering worn by a police officer on the ground during a K-9 Police Unit demonstration.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 — By Chris Russo, City Manager Too often in some communities, people equate police officers with ‘enforcement,’ such as receiving a speeding ticket, arresting someone, or worse. Listening to Sunny Isles Beach Police Chief Fred Maas address the Aventura Marketing Council at the Law Enforcement Appreciation Day on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, I was reminded of …

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It Takes A Village: PD Protecting the People

Police officer direct traffic in the hot sun.

Monday, October 30, 2017 — An AM 880 The Biz Radio Interview with Police Chief Maas By now it is apparent that the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department were unsung heroes following the events of Hurricane Irma. Our officers were out every minute of every day controlling traffic in sweltering conditions. They climbed tens of stories to rescue residents who …

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Resources to Navigate New Condo Law

View of Sunny Isles Beach Condominiums and skyline on a clear day with blue skies.

Thursday, August 31, 2017 —  By Vice Mayor Dana Goldman Residents came out in record numbers to a recent town hall meeting with City officials and State Sen. Rene Garcia to discuss the Florida Condominium Act, which finally provides criminal penalties for certain abusive activities. At the town hall, residents made it clear they want to avail themselves of the …

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