South Miami Police Department


The South Miami Police Department (SMPD) is a full-service law enforcement agency with 51 sworn positions and eight civilian staff serving the 2.3 square mile city.  The full-time residential, multi-ethnic population is approximately 12,026, but the number of people served and protected by the SMPD is much greater due to several factors. 


Geographically, South Miami is approximately three miles south of the City of Miami. It borders the University of Miami’s main campus and the cities of Coral Gables and Pinecrest. Every day, around 70,000 vehicles traverse US1 ( South Dixie Hwy/ SR 5) within the city, supported by various primary roads that facilitate commuter traffic flow through the area. There are also two major hospitals in the city providing employment and services to people throughout the county and beyond. The “town center” area of South Miami is a vibrant shopping, dining and entertainment venue. With a hometown ambiance, it also includes a 500,000 square foot mall, the Shops at Sunset Place.

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. 


Uniform Patrol Division is the most visible and largest division within the agency. Our response times, visibility and professionalism are second to none in the South Florida area. We are committed to our community and visitors in reducing crime and the fear of crime.


The Criminal Investigations Division is compromised of two different units, General Investigations Unit (GIU) and Special Investigations Unit (SIU).  Each consists of several highly trained and skilled investigators.  The role of GIU is to conduct follow-up investigations not resolved by the Patrol Unit during their preliminary investigation. The role of SIU mainly focuses on human trafficking, narcotics, crimes against children and vice related activities.


Communications is an essential function of any police agency.  We receive and process calls from the public requesting routine police services.  Personnel are unique in that they act as call takers, dispatchers, teletype operators, greet the public walking into the station, complete background checks for the public and process most requests for records. 


We are currently hiring, click below to see job postings

 Chief Hatfield, Asst Chief Corbin, Comm Mgr Corbin


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