The Investigation Division is made up of the Special Investigations Section and the Special Operations Section. Investigative units that comprise the Miami Gardens Police Department's Investigation Division are responsible for the follow-up investigation of crimes committed against persons or property in the City of Miami Gardens which require a degree of specialization or a centralized investigative approach. The Investigation Division's objective is to reduce violent crime and the rate of property crime within the City of Miami Gardens. Within the Investigation Division the following units work pro-actively to identify crime trends and reduce crime: Robbery/Homicide Unit, Special Victims Unit, General Investigations Unit, Crime Suppression Teams, Gang Unit, Juvenile Unit and the Auto Theft Unit. The Investigations Division is commanded by Major Audrey Coney-Brown.
Homicide Investigators to respond and thoroughly investigate all violent crimes committed in the City of Miami Gardens. Investigators will respond to all Death Cases, which include Homicides, Suicides, Accidentals, Unclassified and some Naturals when needed. This is to insure that the highest quality of investigation is afforded to the citizens of Miami Gardens and that all critical evidence (physical or verbal) is gathered and processed in a timely manner which will bring about a positive result to the case being investigated.
Investigators will respond to all Robbery Incidents in order to gather critical information which is vital to the success of the case and to ultimately bring about a positive result during the prosecution phase. The thorough investigation of all Robbery/Homicide cases and their successful prosecution is the ultimate goal of the Robbery/Homicide unit.
General Investigations Unit
The Miami Gardens Police Department’s General Investigations Unit is assigned to investigate incidents within the City of Miami Gardens such as Battery, Aggravated Assault, Assault, Burglary, and Larceny. The General Investigations Unit responds to all citizen(s) complaint(s) of an investigative nature in order to maximize the effort and to have personal contact with the citizens of the City of Miami Gardens. The General Investigations Unit meets with local merchants, citizens group, church associations, local schools and civic groups to lecture and instruct on how to better safeguard their property as well as themselves against the criminal element. This effort allows for a partnership to be developed between the community and the Miami Gardens Police Department.
Special Victims Unit
The Miami Gardens Police Department’s Special Victims Unit is assigned to investigate all sexual related crimes, missing persons, child abuse/neglect, and domestic related crimes.