Major Arnie Weatherington is a product of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools system. He began his education at Floral Heights, Earlington Heights Elementary, and Brownsville Middle schools. On June 16, 1973, he graduated from Miami Jackson Senior High School. He continued his education on a football scholarship at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he earned his bachelor’s degree. He served as Captain of the 1976 National Championship College football team. After winning the Sugar Bowl on January 1, 1977, he knew all things were possible with Jesus Christ, faith, team work, and dedication.

College was completed and a new journey began. Mr. Jackie Sherill, Head Football Coach at the University of Pittsburgh offered him a graduate Assistant Coaching position. He accepted the coaching job. At the end of the football season, he decided to return to Miami. He applied for a job at Brownsville Middle School, and in 1979, he was hired as a Schools Resource Specialist.

On July 22, 1981, he was hired by Mr. Eugene McAllister, Chief, Miami-Dade Schools Special Investigative Unit (SIU). Six cadets from the SIU were enrolled in the Miami-Dade Community College Southeast Police Institute BLE 61 Academy class. On July 22, 1982, he became a patrol officer with the Miami-Dade Schools Special Investigative Unit.

During Weatherington’s tenure, he became a School Resource Officer, Detective Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Police Captain. He is currently assigned to the Administrative Division as a Major. He continued to train and participate in the Louie Bing Non Profit Scholar Ship Organization as an active board member. Furthermore, he completed the University of Louisville Southern Police Institute 31st Command Course in 2002.