South Miami Police Department
The South Miami Police Department (SMPD) is a full-service law enforcement agency with 50 sworn positions and nine civilian staff serving the 2.5 square mile city. The full-time residential, tri-ethnic population is approximately 10,500, but the number of people served and protected by the SMPD is much greater due to several factors.
The Police Department is headquartered in a building connected to City Hall at 6130 Sunset Drive. The police station was renovated in the early 1990s and dedicated in memory of Officer L. Daniel Schulz, an officer killed in the line of duty in 1987.
POLICE ZONES/CITY BOUNDARIES
The city is divided up into six patrol zones. Each staff member is responsible for overseeing a particular area and for reaching out to the community through citizen contacts.