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Chief PressDirector

Charles R. Press is the Chief of the Police Department that consists of the Patrol Operations Division and the Administrative Division His contact information is as follows:

 

Phone: (305) 365-5503
Fax: (305) 365-8937
Email: cpress@kbpd.net



Jose L. Monteagudo is the Deputy Chief of the Administrative Division. His contact information is as follows:

 

Phone: (305) 365-8949
Fax: (305) 365-8937
Email: jmonteagudo@kbpd.net

 

Jason Younes is the Deputy Chief of the Operations Division. His contact information is as follows:

 

Phone: (305) 365-8911
Fax: (305) 365-8937
Email: jyounes@kbpd.net

 

 

Contact information for other Police Department employees can be found in the Police Staff Directory.

 

Mission Statement

To work in partnership with the community we serve to solve problems and resolve conflicts. This will be accomplished by providing courteous, competent and effective delivery of law enforcement services in a fair and impartial manner.

 

Department Description

The Key Biscayne Police Department is a full-service police agency which began operations in March of 1993. Its structure consists of two Divisions:Patrol Operations and Administrative.

The Patrol Operations Division, headed by the Deputy Chief of Police, consists of eighteen patrol officers, four Sergeants, and three Lieutenants. Specialized units include Marine Patrol, Investigations, Rapid Deployment Team, Traffic Unit and Honor Guard.The majority of officers work in twelve hour shifts, with exceptions being Investigations and Marine Patrol. The Patrol Operations Division responds to initial calls for service along with conducting undercover operations and special traffic enforcement details.

The Administrative Division is the support services section of the department.It consists of an Administrative Lieutenant who also retains the title of Internal Affairs Investigator, one School Resource/D.A.R.E./P.A.L. officer, five Dispatchers, two Municipal Utility Workers, Property and Evidence Manager, and five part-time Crossing Guards.The Accreditation Unit falls within the Administration Division jurisdiction.This Division coordinates training, reviews reports, accounts for property and evidence, coordinates all crime prevention activities and is responsible for recruiting, hiring, and training for all employees.

The Office of the Chief of Police administers and coordinates the overall police operation with the chief reporting directly to the Village Manager regarding all matters of public safety.The Executive Administrative Assistant maintains and distributes all reports and records for the police department in addition to duties as the department's fiscal coordinator. Members of the Chief's office handle all special investigations; coordinate with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and act as liaison between state prosecutors and the court system. They maintain the budget, handle purchasing and personnel processes and coordinate programs with government, business, homeowners and local schools. Educational media releases and videos are also prepared for the Village's local cable access channel and schools on the island.

The Key Biscayne Police Department's philosophy from the beginning has been to respond as quickly as possible to all calls and "take our time to help with the problem and try to resolve the issue." This is the philosophy of community policing embodied in the Department's Mission Statement. Community policing often requires officers to be on calls for an extended period of time, following up on investigations or problem solving. This has been well accepted and appreciated by our residents. According to Chief Press, "It is within the framework of this relationship that all of our citizens enjoy greater personal safety and a quality of life that we desire."

The Village experienced slight increases in petty and person-on-person crimes in FY 2011. In response the Police Department created more directed patrol assignments and introduced new tracking devices for undercover stings.

 

 

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