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Join the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department on the Information Superhighway

By Captain Dwight Snyder 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 your police department using these …

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Beach Rules to Stay Safe

Button displaying the code hotline.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 — Many people live in Sunny Isles Beach for the actual beach. As year-round residents, we need to be the caretakers of this beautiful backyard. Although maintenance is provided by Miami-Dade County, the City has certain jurisdiction for enforcing the Code but can’t be everywhere at all times. We need you to be the eyes and ears; …

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Hurricane Season Resources

Satellite view of a hurricane on Earth.

Hurricane Dorian Closures, updates and information regarding Hurricane Dorian will be posted on sibfl.net/emergency. Information on Hurricane Irma Recovery 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. Miami-Dade …

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Impact of Police Visibility in Sunny Isles Beach

The City Police Patrol poses on their bicycles.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 — By Mayor George “Bud” Scholl 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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Working with the Community to Protect Our School Students

Photo of the Sunny Isles Beach Police directing morning school traffic.

Thursday, February 23, 2017– By Chris Russo, City Manager & Fred Maas, Police Chief Although the Police Department and City Administration have continuously come up with the best viable solutions to deal with the school traffic and those affected by it, both in the mornings and afternoons, we once again will be challenged even more so when the closure of …

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State of the City 2017

Sunset photo of the beach with overlaid text depicting the State of the City Address by Mayor George "Bud" Scholl.

January 19, 2017 — George “Bud” Scholl Mayor, Sunny Isles Beach Citizens of Sunny Isles Beach, as we enter the year marking the 20th anniversary of the formation of our City, I am pleased to present the 2017 State of the City address. As I have pointed out in the past, your Elected Officials have tremendous gratitude for the day …

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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, the …

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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."

Monday, December 5, 2016 — By: City Manager Chris Russo 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 from becoming …

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Evaluating Our Hurricane Preparation

Satellite view of a hurricane on Earth.

By Mayor George “Bud” Scholl Tuesday, November 1, 2016 — We were very lucky to have such a powerful storm, in close proximity of our coast line, resulting with minimal issues. However, we were still very prepared. Even thought Miami-Dade County never officially came under a Hurricane Warning (we were under a Tropical Storm Warning), given that the county line …

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An Update From the Mayor on Zika Virus Concerns

Sunny Isles Beach City Seal Logo

Friday, September 2, 2016 — This article can be found in the September 2016 SIB Islander Since the first locally acquired cases were discovered in the Wynwood area of Miami, the Zika virus has dominated our local and national media. In addition to being your Mayor, I am also on the board and senior leadership team of OneBlood, a not …

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