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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.

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. Businesses/Condos/Hotels: The Sunny Isles Beach Police Department and the City of Sunny Isles Beach want to ensure your business, condominium …

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

City of Sunny Isles Beach Official City Seal.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 Dear Residents and Visitors, 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 simply conveying …

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