Public Safety

Don’t Let the Grinch Ruin Your Holiday Season

Holiday Safety Tips from the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department

By Dwight Snyder, Police Chief (December 2, 2018) – Well, it’s hard to believe this year is nearly at a close and the holidays are once again upon us. Nothing brings more joy than being with family and friends throughout the holiday season. The month of December is traditionally a very busy time for all of us, with shopping and …

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Traffic Safety in Sunny Isles Beach

Road with street sign icons for a car, pedestrian and bicycle.

Road Report – Monday, September 19, 2022 The Road Report is an update on traffic and pedestrian safety initiatives, key statistics, events and news from the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department. Strategic Traffic Enforcement Plan (S.T.E.P.) Currently Underway The Sunny Isles Beach Police Department has initiated a Strategic Traffic Enforcement Plan (S.T.E.P.) on the streets of Sunny Isles Beach. Officers …

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Traffic & Pedestrian Safety in Sunny Isles Beach

Traffic on Collins Avenue in Sunny Isles Beach with buildings and ocean view of coastline.

By Dwight Snyder, Former Police Chief (Saturday, November 3, 2018) – Normally this article is reserved for our City Manager who keeps us informed on capital projects and future innovative developments currently in the planning stages, which makes this a world class and cutting-edge community. This month the manager graciously gave his article space to the police department, so we …

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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.

By Dwight Snyder, Police Chief (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 a new school …

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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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School Safety: What About Your School?

SIB Police Officer talked to students at Career Day.

By Fred Maas, Police Chief (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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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 …

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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 Fred Maas, Police Chief (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 Park, is …

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