Pedro W. Taylor
Chief of Police
Message from the Chief
On behalf of the women and men of the Florida City Police Department, I would like to welcome you to our Internet Homepage.
Florida City is located on the southern line of Miami Dade County, Florida and is the Gateway to Florida Keys. Our population is 7,843 permanent residents. The Department has thirty four sworn and fifteen non-sworn employees. This site reflects our
commitment to provide innovative, community specific and relevant services to the population we serve.
We believe that Community Policing is an important part of law enforcement.
Our motto is "Community and Policing -
A partnership in progress." The staff of the Florida City Police Department is a diverse blend of professionals who are committed to the highest standards of professionalism and service. Each member is dedicated to making the City of Florida City the safest place to work and visit for our staff, citizens, and visitors.
Presently we are undergoing the accreditation process through the Commission for Florida Enforcement Accreditation. I am extremely proud of our efforts and hard work performed by our personnel in undertaking this goal.
If you have any questions, comments, or complaints,click here to email our department and we will respond as soon as we can.
Chief of Police
Pedro W. Taylor
In collaboration with the FCPD, The City of Florida City, and the State of Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Law enforcement personnel serve as mentors as well as perform curfew checks on these youngsters who are participants in an intensive aftercare program funded by DJJ. While in the academy, participants are required to attend school, vocational training, or be gainfully employed. Their habitation and gradual reintegration into the community is based on the Department of Juvenile Justice's "Balanced Approach" focusing first on public safety, juvenile accountability, and departmental accountability.
Field Operations Divisions is essentially the most important division in the department by virtue of the one-on-one services
it provides to our citizens. When citizens call our department, they expect patrol officers to respond immediately.
This is not always possible, however the effective deployment of patrol officers falls under the purview of the field operations division. This vital Division is commanded by the Commander of Police who is in charge of commanding the following
sections. Patrol Motorcycle, Bicycle Patrol, Special Events, PSA, K-9 and School Crossing Guards.
is commanded by one supervisor and manned by four detectives. The supervisor directs the following units; Child Abuse, Robbery, and General Investigations. Their responsibilities include investigating crimes, providing technical and operational support and coordinating the involvement of other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
responsibility to work closely with the Chief of Police to ensure Florida city Motor unit Communications Section:
is staffed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, and has been automated to handle calls more rapidly and efficiently. The dispatchers are responsible for dispatching police units to citizens calls for service.
The communications personnel handled a total of 12,270 emergency and non- emergency calls last year.
Crime Analyst Section:
supports the daily operational activities, computer laptop training and the preparation of "accuracy" information for UCR reporting data for FDLE, crime statistics, and computer technical support for Police Officers.
provides continuous service to the public and department personnel. The department is the repository for all records generated by the Department and is responsible for the efficient management of these records and the distribution of departmental subpoenas.
This section is responsible for safeguarding the integrity of the FCPD. Thoroughly investigating citizens' complaints in an efficient, fair, and impartial manner to the community for which it serves. An Internal Affairs investigation is conducted when the allegation against an employee is criminal misconduct, corruption, brutality, or breach of civil rights. The Internal Affairs unit will also investigate other complaints as directed by the Chief of Police. All other complaints are violations of departmental rules and regulations and are conducted by the member's immediate supervisor or other supervisor as designated by each division's Commander.
Chief's Secretary: to assist the Chief with outgoing & incoming correspondence, maintenance of personnel files, and general office duties.