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Assistant Chiefs

Assistant Chief Alfred Lewers Jr

Assistant Chief Alfred Lewers JrAlfred Lewers Jr. is a member of the Miami Gardens Police Department, where he is the newly assigned Assistant Chief for the Support Services and Investigation Unit. His previous position was the Operations Division Commander. He was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the department’s Patrol Section, Traffic, Canine, GREAT units, Community Liaison, and Gun Violence Reduction Squad.

During Major Lewers’ tenure with the Department he has been assigned to the Investigations Division, where he was in charge of the Special Operations Section. He was also assigned to the Support Services Division, where he oversaw the creation of the Communications Center, Records Unit, Fleet Operations, and the agency’s Records Management System, along with the Records Unit. Major Lewers has also been assigned to the Operations Division, where he was a platoon commander, and the Office of the Chief, where he was in charge of the Special Patrol Section.

Prior to his service with the Miami Gardens Police Department Major Lewers was a Lieutenant at the Fort Lauderdale Police Department in charge of Recruiting, Background Investigations, Training, and the Alarm Units. During his term with the Department, he held positions as the Recruiting Unit Supervisor, Public Information Officer, and a Patrol supervisor. He was also an investigator in both the Criminal Investigations and Special Investigations Divisions, where he specialized in Juvenile Crimes, Auto Theft, Racketeering, Mid-level and Upper-level Narcotics Investigations. He was a member of the agency’s SWAT team as a Hostage Negotiator, and a part of the Department’s Honor Guard.

His affiliations and memberships include, National Association of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), the Kiwanis Club of Miami Gardens, Miami-Dade County Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Fraternal Order of Police, the Broward Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He is also on Keiser University’s Criminal Justice Advisory Committee, a member of the Fort Lauderdale’s Black Police Officer’s Association, Eastern Region Police Recruiters Association, the National Association of Police Recruiters, and a member of First Baptist Church of Fort Lauderdale.

Major Lewers and Maxine, his wife of twenty-four years, are the proud parents of four children, Victoria, Alfred III, Grant and Rebecca.

Assistant Chief Antonio G. Brooklen

Assistant Chief Antonio G. BrooklenAssistant Chief Antonio G. Brooklen joined the city of Miami Gardens’ Police Department on August 27th, 2007, and was assigned to the transition team that helped build the Department.

Assistant Chief Antonio G. Brooklen is currently assigned to the Operations Bureau and is responsible for the largest Bureau in the Police Department. He has overall command of the majors, captains, sergeants and officers assigned to the Patrol Division and the Special Operations Divisions

In his supervisory and administrative role, Assistant Chief Brooklen administers and manages the department’s police personnel, analyzes and resolves problems and emergency situation as it relates to the functionality of the Operations Bureau, and implements and enforces departmental rules and regulations, as well as city ordinances and policies.

Throughout his years within the police profession, Assistant Chief Brooklen started off his career with the Miami Dade Police Department as a Public Service Aide at the age of 18 years old, and after just six month in that classification he quickly was accepted into the police academy at the age of 19 years old. He ascended through the ranks swiftly as he tested in the top five of every promotional examination. Assistant Chief Brooklen was promoted to sergeant at the age of 23 years old; he made lieutenant at the age of 26, Police Major at the age of 32 years old, and was an Operations Captain until being promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief of the Miami Gardens Police Department on May 10, 2014.

In addition to the above snapshot, Chief Brooklen has served on the Board of Directors of the Progressive Officer’s Club; is a proud and pro-active member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity; the Miami Kiwanis Club, awarding over $350,000.00 in charitable gifts and scholarships; a member of the 5000 Role Models Excellence Project, which annually awards scholarships to minority students in Miami-Dade County. He holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Lynn University; membership in the Alumni Association and the National Honor Society.