Public Safety

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 Fred Maas, Police Chief (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 child to school, …

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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 three-part 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 …

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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.

By Christopher J. Russo, Former City Manager (Tuesday, October 31, 2017) – 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 …

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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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Join the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department on the Information Superhighway

By Dwight Snyder, Police Captain (August 31, 2017) – Information and the timely delivery of pertinent news to our residents and guests will always be a cornerstone of our community policing philosophy. In keeping with that belief, the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department is pleased to announce our new crime prevention feature found on our Twitter and Facebook pages. Following …

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Hurricane Season Resources

Hurricane Season. June 1 - November 30

The South Florida hurricane season begins on June 1 and ends November 30. Sunny Isles Beach is located in the Zone B floodplain where a hurricane may cause a storm surge, high winds, tornadoes, flooding, or loss of utility services. Review the below resources to ensure you are prepared before, during and after a storm. 2022 Miami-Dade County Hurricane Guide …

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Impact of Police Visibility in Sunny Isles Beach

The City Police Patrol poses on their bicycles.

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Tuesday, April 25, 2017) – Several years ago my wife and I got to know our Police Chief Fred Maas. This was my first exposure to anyone directly involved in law enforcement as a career. Other than the stereotypical portrayals from TV and movies, I had very little knowledge of what was actually involved in …

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SIBPD Are Proven Professionals

Sunny Isles Beach Police Department Officer stand in a line for a photo.

(Monday, January 2, 2017) – Our Police Department is one of the best and they have proven themselves time and again. The month of November was again a standout month. The scheduled Gateway Park Pedestrian Overpass required a full westbound Sunny Isles Blvd/826 closure on the same night as a planned peaceful protest. Due to the proactive policing by SIBPD, …

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From the City Manager & Chief of Police: Staying Safe During the Holidays

Image of a yellow diamond sign with the words "Safety First."

By Christopher J. Russo, Former City Manager (Monday, December 5, 2016) – As residents of Sunny Isles Beach, we have opportunities to shop here in our City and at nearby retail outlets throughout South Florida. During this holiday season it is important for residents and visitors to stay alert and follow the advice of our SIB Police Department to keep …

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Message from Mayor George “Bud” Scholl on Zika Virus Initiatives

Photo of officials spraying for mosquitoes on the beach.

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Tuesday, August 2, 2016) – Given the recent identification of the first Zika virus cases that were locally acquired, I wanted to update you on our ongoing efforts to address this issue within our City.  First and foremost, no locally acquired cases of Zika have been identified in or near Sunny Isles Beach.  We are …

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