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Essie L. Briggs

Mrs. Essie L. Briggs who started with the Miami Gardens Police Department September 2007 serves as the Records Supervisor; prior to joining Miami Gardens Police Department she was employed with the City of Miami Police Department for twenty–five years working in the Internal Affairs Division and the Records Unit until her retirement in August 2007.  Mrs. Briggs a resident of the Miami Gardens community for over fifty years, attended Bunche Park Elementary and North Dade Sr. High School.  In 1985 she received her Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Professional Studies from Barry University and completed her Master’s Degree course work in Biblical Studies at Logos University.  Mrs. Briggs actively served the Miami Gardens community from 1993 to 2006 as Vice-Chairperson of the Public Health Trust’s (University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital) North Dade Health Center Advisory Board.  Mrs. Briggs and her husband Bernard are the proud parents of three lovely daughters.

Miami Gardens Police Department Records Unit

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
7:30 am to 4:00 p.m.
Excluding Holidays and Weekends

Fee Schedule:

*Fingerprinting - $5.00
*Clearance Checks - $5.00
(*Miami Gardens Residents Only)
Incident Report - $.15 per page/$.20 double sided
Motor Vehicle Accident Report – $1.00 per certified page
Certified Copies - $1.00 per page

Extensive research shall result in additional charges

**Reports obtained from Records:
Incident Reports
Arrest Affidavits
Field Contact Report (FCR)
Accident Reports are available 7-10 business days from the date of accident for persons involved in the accident.  For all others, the reports are available sixty days from the date of accident.

**For personnel records, please go to the City of Miami Gardens, Human Resource Department, 1515 NW 167th Street, Miami Gardens, FL  33169

Public Records Request:
Police reports are public records except as otherwise made exempt or confidential by general or special law.  Every person is allowed to examine non exempt or non confidential police reports.  No person who inspects or copies police reports for the purpose of obtaining the names and addresses of the victims of crimes or accidents shall use any information contained therein for any commercial solicitation of the victims or relatives of the victims of the reported crimes or accidents.  Nothing herein shall prohibit the publication of such information by any news media or the use of such information for any other data collection or analysis purposes.

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Practicing sound records management through teamwork, technology, and individual pride, the Records Unit serves to collect, process, maintain, and disseminate information in a timely, appropriate, and consistent manner to the citizens of our community, the employees of the Miami Gardens Police Department, and our law enforcement partners at large.