I am proud to be leading the Miami-Dade Schools Police Department (MDSPD) as we continue our “Commitment To Excellence Through Service” in what I believe is the best Law Enforcement Department in all of school policing. As Chief, my philosophy has been that we are the Guardians of a safe learning environment for our students, staff and visitors. To that end, there are three specific areas that will always serve as cornerstones to the success of us all.
- We will strive to be the best trained and equipped in our industry to meet the challenges that we confront daily.
- We will provide a broad spectrum of police services through creativity and innovation, while maintaining the basic principles of community oriented policing that will identify us as the global leaders in school based policing.
- We will maintain a level of professionalism daily that builds the public trust and allows us to impact lives for a better tomorrow.
MDSPD is and will indefinitely be the agency that others in school policing look to for guidance and leadership. In moving the culture of law enforcement forward I know that a Chief of Police is responsible for setting the tone of the agency. That is why I have pledged dedication to promoting education and community involvement to every member of MDSPD. Through increasing awareness of community needs and planned outreach efforts, MDSPD will bridge the gap that has historically kept law enforcement on the tail end of social issues.