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Welcome to the Village of Key Biscayne Police Department website. Frank Sousa headshot

Throughout this site, I hope to provide you with a glimpse of the department as an organization.  Our island is home to a unique and diverse community, serving approximately 15,000 residents and several visitors.  We are fortunate to have strong community support, and we look forward to building continued trust with our residents, businesses, and guests.

The Key Biscayne Police Department is a state-accredited organization made up of dedicated and professional men and women.  Our 48-member agency is a full-service agency, capable of providing all facets of police services to the Village.  The Key Biscayne Police Department works with local agencies and organizations to strengthen community partnerships and provide a safe and secure environment in which to live, work, and visit.  The department is comprised of the Office of the Chief, the Operations Division, and Administrative Division.

Whether you are visiting our island, or you are lucky enough to call Key Biscayne your home, enjoy your time in our island paradise.

Chief Frank Sousa



 

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

Key Biscayne Police Department 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."

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The department includes specialized units such as marine patrol, investigations, rapid deployment team, traffic unit, honor guard, internal affairs investigator, a school resource/D.A.R.E./P.A.L. officer, dispatchers, municipal utility workers, property and evidence manager, and part-time crossing guards. 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.

In 2021, the KBPD was re-accredited by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) with Excelsior Status, the highest recognition the agency bestows.

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