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The Miami Police Department or MPD, often referred to as the City of Miami Police, is the chief police department of Miami. MPD's jurisdiction is limited to within the actual city limits of Miami, but the Department has mutual aid agreements with neighboring police departments. MPD police are distinguishable from their Miami-Dade counterparts by their blue uniforms and blue-and-white patrol vehicles.
Current Dysfunction Edit
Due to the City of Miami experiencing three straight years of budget shortfalls, police officer salaries and overall public safety budgeting has been slashed, which has had a dramatic effect on attrition rates within the department itself, resulting in the dramatic reduction in the number of promotions, lower morale and a rise in crime rates.
The Miami Police Department also suffers from having outdated and dysfunctional equipment, as well what has been criticized as insufficient training.
Despite the best efforts of the MPD's Internal Affairs, police corruption is a recurring problem for the Miami Police Department.
Districts and Demographics Edit
The Miami Police Department has divided the City of Miami into three patrolling districts, which are subdivided into eleven neighborhoods.
The patrolling districts and neighborhoods are as follows:
- 1. North District
- 2. Central District
- 3. South District
The Miami Police Department is regularly criticized for excessive use of force against criminals.
In addition, there have been frequent accusations of systemic racism and discrimination against the African-American community.
The demographics of Miami Police Department's full-time sworn personnel are as follows:
- Male: 82%
- Female: 18%
- Hispanic: 54%
- African-American/Black: 27%
- White: 19%
Ranks (Highest to Lowest) Edit
- Chief of Police
- Deputy Chief
- Assistant Chief
- Senior Patrol Sergeant
- Senior Patrol Officer
- Police Officer
Influencing the Police Edit
To nudge the Miami Police Department in a particular direction, or to use their resources for one of your own projects requires Influence: Law Enforcement. The exact level needed depends on the action which you want to take.
For further information, see Influence: Law Enforcement.