Public Safety

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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Police search underway for suspected bank ATM skimmer

A photo of the suspected ATM bank skimmer.

(May 13, 2016) – Sunny Isles Beach Police are searching for a man who attached a skimming device to the ATM at a Sunny Isles Beach Bank last month. Police have excellent surveillance footage and are looking for anyone who might know this person. This story appeared on Channel 7 News on Thursday, May 12, 2016. —— The below article …

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Her Broken Heart Refuses to Let Go and Still Supports L.E.O.s…

Headshot of Sunny Isles Beach Police Chief Fred Maas.

By Fred Maas, Police Chief (September 28, 2015) – On the night of Thursday, September 3 2015, Officer John Childress, a young officer of less than two years on the job, stopped in at Tony Roma’s Restaurant for his dinner break. He ate alone but noticed a couple in the booth next to him paying particularly close attention to him. …

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SIBPD Supervisor Named Officer of the Quarter by Aventura Marketing Council

Sunny Isles Beach Police Department Supervisor, Corporal Cary Vesco, was named Officer of the Quarter by Aventura Marketing Council.

By Fred Maas, Police Chief (July 28, 2015) – The distinguished award presented by the Aventura Marketing Council (A.M.C.) for Officer of the Quarter went to a female supervisor for the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department. Corporal Cary Vesco was recognized and honored for her keen police instincts over the Memorial Day Weekend. As the busy weekend was concluding on …

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SIBPD Officer Receives Life Saving Medal for Rescue While Off-Duty

SIBPD Officer Mulvey receives life saving medal for rescue while off-duty.

By Fred Maas, Police Chief (June 16, 2015) – It has often been said that police officers and firefighters are never really off-duty as their job is truly a 24×7 one. One such Sunny Isles Beach police officer validated that premise by his actions on the night of February 8, 2015. While off-duty and returning home on his night off, …

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Marine Patrol Sgt. Randazzo is Honored Again for Life Saving Rescues

(March 31, 2015) – Once again, Sunny Isles Beach Police Department’s Sgt. Bobby Randazzo of the Marine Patrol Unit was honored at the 15th annual Law Enforcement Officers (L.E.O.) awards banquet on March 7, 2015 at Jungle Island. Sergeant Randazzo had been nominated along with his partner from Aventura police department, Officer James Hayton, by both their agencies in the …

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Officer Norbie Alvarez Takes Officer of the Year Honors for 2014

January 27, 2015 By Chief Fred Maas On Thursday, December 18, 2014, the annual police awards for the City of Sunny Isles Beach were held at the Government Center in Sunny Isles Beach. This annual recognition honors the Best of the Best in specific categories, including Humanitarian and Community Policing efforts. The coveted “Officer of the Year” award always highlights …

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SIBPD Detectives Stop Crime in Progress

Headshot of Sunny Isles Beach Police Chief Fred Maas.

By Police Chief Fred Maas December 16, 2014 — Once again, the safety of our community was enhanced when an alert and observant undercover detective from Sunny Isles Beach Police observed three (3) subjects trying to remove a card reader/skimmer from the ATM at a local bank. Sunny Isles Beach Police Department undercover detectives, conducting anti-Holiday crime surveillance, noticed the men …

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