Patrols along the beach don’t just involve
squad cars driving past the beachfront. They
have special units that walk along the board
walk and beach
front as well.
The MBPD is also well known for its bicycle
patrols. On any given day of the week you can
look around Miami Beach and see a task force
bicycles pedaling up and down the board walk
into areas that can’t be reached by normal means
This special unit also allows
for “quicker police presence, faster response
time, higher visibility, and more frequent
They also use ATV patrols to run the beach
assuring that not one inch of Miami Beach goes
beyond the hand of the law. Beach goers are
amazed at the commitment of this police force.
Here is one you won’t see everyday…policemen on
rollerblades?? That’s right! Only here in Miami
Beach will you hear of regularly scheduled
rollerblade patrols. During the busiest part of
the beach season, the MBPD has reported
increased reports of pickpockets, purse
snatchers, and just outright thieves. The
rollerblade patrols offer the advantage of being
able to follow in pursuit of a suspect without
the risk of injuries that could be sustained by
using a bicycle or ATV unit.
The Chief of Police, Chief Carlos Noriega, has
great hopes for the MBPD future. He has already
began to switch over all of the red, white, and
blue squad cars to the more traditional black
and white so that they are more easily
identifiable to residents and visitors.
This is just the start of changes for the Miami
Beach Police Department who are already a step
above the rest!