South Miami Police Department

  • Agency: South Miami Police Department
  • Address: 6130 Sunset Drive, South Miam, 33143 FL
  • Chief:
Phone: 305-663-6301
Fax: 305-663-6353

South Miami Police Department is located at 6130 Sunset Drive, South Miam, 33143 FL. The South Miami Police Department phone number is 305-663-6301.

South Miami Police Department News

Fun times last night during our Annual Safe Streets Halloween Event. We had an amazing turn out and beautiful weather. Big thanks going out to all who joined the festivities and continue to help make this a successful affair.

Who's ready for Halloween?? WE ARE...SO COME OUT & SEE US! Wednesday, 10/31/18 from 4p-7p on Sunset Dr from US1 to Red Road Miami Kids South Florida PBS Kids Splitsville Miami Sushi Runner Caramelo Caramelo Snip-its Haircuts for Kids

On Saturday October 27, South Miami residents can bring in their unwanted, unused, or expired prescription drugs to South Miami Police Department for safe disposal as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative. Nationwide, the program has collected tons of unused medications that would have otherwise lingered in medicine chests and kitchen cabinets. Medicines no longer being used may pose grave and unnecessary dangers to families and the people visiting their homes. Drug Take Back programs are the preferred method for fentanyl patch disposal and frequent drug take back programs run by local communities are a big step toward preventing unnecessary deaths due to accidental medication exposure. Another important effect of National Take Back Day is that it helps to divert medicines from entering the environment. This program helps reaching a shared overall goal of reducing medicine levels in our water. Many people who misuse medications, such as opioids, get their first dose by using medications prescribed to other people. The South Miami Police Department is deeply concerned about the growing epidemic of abuse, misuse, dependence, and overdose of opioids in the United States Drug Take Back Day is a way to make sure they are disposed of properly. October 27 marks the day to get rid of all unused drugs in the home. It’s simple and easy. Gather them up and take them to the lobby of the SMPD headquarters. The service is available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s free and anonymous, no questions asked. Together, we can make a difference.

Congrats again Chief Landa.. here's the article from ESGR

South Miami's 1st Annual Father-Daugther Dance at the SM Elks Lodge hosted by Ofc. Melvris Lopez.

Kudos to Officer Melvris Lopez and her First Annual Father- Daughter Dance which took place at the Elks Lodge in South Miami on October 3rd. Officer Lopez put together this beautiful event with the help of Jessica Santos Events, Bridgette with Photogolix,Videographer DJ Yausabes, DJ Juice, SM CRA, Larkin Hospital, SM Community News, SM Elks Lodge & Child Trust of SM.

Late post but too good of a cause not to share.. September was Childhood Cancer Awareness month and Officer Rodney Napier & Officer Chris Marin had the pleasure of attending the Heroes Hangout Grand Opening by the Mystic Force Foundation. The Heroes Hangout is a place where kids can play in a clean, toxic free enviornment while under going treatments. Many different police agencies showed support by going GOLD. Please check out their FB page so you can see some more great photos from the event. Here are some of the police vehicles that were on display.

Last Tuesday during the City's Commission Mtg a few of our finest were honored. Ofc. Al Alvarez received the Gold Medal of Valor for his fast thinking and quick actions when he assisted MDPD on a "suicide by cop" call. Ofc. Alvarez was able to distract the subject and safely remove the weapon without the subject or officers getting hurt. Lt. Junior Vijil received the Chief's Award for Administrative Excellence for his work revamping the Field Training Manual and Chief Rene Landa was even presented an award. Retired Asst. Chief Mike Mills presented Chief Landa with the "Patriotic Employer Award" on behalf of the Office of the Secretary of Defense / ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard & Reserves) for supporting his employees with their reserve military leave requirements. Det. Jose "Alex" Alvarez who is also a Coast Guard Reserve, nominated the Chief for this recognition.

Hope 4 L.Y.F.E. SOMI 3K Breast Cancer Walk, see flyer and for more info call 305.988.9298.

Late congrats post going out to newly promoted Sgt. Chris Johnson as well as new hires Ofc. Darien Rodriguez & Ofc.Fernando Gonzalez. We wish you well gentlemen!

Today’s ceremony at Tropical Park, in honor of all those innocent victims; Chief Landa, members of FDNY, FF Ledesman (MDFD) & Capt. Corbin #neverforget

Happy Rosh Hashanah!

Do you recognize this guy??

The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County has extended the rabies alert in the Kendall area for another 60 days after receiving a confirmation of a third raccoon testing positive for rabies. The Miami-Dade County boundaries for this alert are as follows: • SW 152nd Street to the North, • SW 187th Street to the South, • SW 117th Avenue to the East, • SW 137th Avenue to the West. Residents and visitors are advised to take the following precautions: • Keep rabies vaccinations up to date for all pets. • Keep your pets under direct supervision so they do not come in contact with wild animals. If your pet is bitten by a wild animal, seek veterinary assistance for the animal immediately and contact Miami-Dade Animal Services at 3-1-1. • Call 3-1-1 to report any stray dogs in your neighborhood or private property owners can hire a nuisance wildlife trapper for removal of wildlife. For a list of wildlife trappers, visit • Do not handle, feed, or unintentionally attract wild animals with open garbage cans or litter. • Do not leave food sources out for wildlife such as pet food or unsecured garbage. • Avoid contact with stray and feral animals. • Never adopt wild animals or bring them into your home. • Teach children never to handle unfamiliar animals, wild or domestic, even if they appear friendly. • Prevent bats from entering living quarters or occupied spaces in homes, churches, schools, and other similar areas, where they might come in contact with people and pets. • Persons who have been bitten or scratched by wild or domestic animals should seek medical attention and report the injury to the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County at 305-324-2400. For further information on rabies, go to or call the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County at 305-324-2400, or Animal Services at 3-1-1.

Congrats are in order for Lt. Robert Bukens for completing the Southern Police Institute Command Officer Development Course this past Friday. This highly rated class for supervisors is over ten weeks in length and requires a lot of work to be done outside of the classroom. Students from all over the United States attend this program, giving them contacts with other agencies. We are truly proud of this accomplishment LT. Bukens!

Prayers going out to all of the victims brutally attacked & terrorized during these crimes.

Happy 4th of July & God Bless America! 🇺🇸👮🏾‍♀️🇺🇸👮🏻🇺🇸🚔🎉

We wish everyone a Happy & Safe 4th of July! Remember what goes up, must come down!

Congrats going out to our two new hires, Ofc. Michael Oliveira & Ofc. Christopher Allen, who were sworn in last week. We look forward to working with you gentlemen, Stay Safe!