May is here, which means National Police Week is also upon us. As we prepare to enter this month I hope you all take some time to reflect on the officers that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Sadly at the time of the writing of this article we have already lost 25 law enforcement officers from across the country in 2018.
May is a very special month. During this month we celebrate Mother’s Day, Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day. But did you know that in 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day, and the calendar week in which May 15th falls as National Police Week.
Wow, it’s already May! It seems like time is flying by. As most of you already know, the PBA is in the middle of contract negotiations with Miami-Dade County. This is going to be a very important contract for Corrections as we are not only asking for raises, but also to update several polices.
Is a new MDPD police district going to become reality?
On March 6, 2018, the Board of County Commissioners directed the County Mayor to evaluate the long-term policing strategy for South Miami-Dade County, and to make recommendations regarding a new policing district and the resizing of the South District.