Crime Suppression Teams -Sergeants Buddy Hunholz and Rufus Ferguson
The Miami Gardens Police Department's Crime Suppression Teams serves as a support unit to the Department's Operations and Investigations Divisions. The teams concentrate primarily on quality of life issues and community problems with a pro-active approach to street level crime, and gang enforcement. The unit is comprised of two Sergeants and two teams of Detectives, all of whom have separate duties and responsibilities within the team. These duties include coordinating with federal, county, and state law enforcement agencies, which are aligned and dedicated to combating street level crime and targeting violent career felons within the City of Miami Gardens.
Auto Theft Unit – Sergeant Christopher Dee
The Miami Gardens Police Department’s Auto Theft Unit is committed to preventing auto theft in the City of Miami Gardens. The Auto Theft Unit continues to promote using anti-theft deterrents such as ignition kill switches, collars or steering wheel lock bars, and V.I.N. etching. "Lo-Jack" has become one of the most popular after market devices to find a vehicle after it has been stolen. The Miami Gardens Police Department has 14 police cars equipped with "Lo-Jack" units to assist in locating stolen vehicles. The Auto Theft Unit uses a number of specially equipped vehicles, as well as undercover vehicles, in an effort to combat auto theft in the City. The Auto Theft Unit encourages the citizens of Miami Gardens to call the police department with not only "tips" having to do with auto crimes but all crime. Working together we will make Miami Gardens an even a better place to live.
Since the incorporation of the Miami Gardens Justice Against Gangs unit ( JAG). The members of the unit have been proactively investigating criminal street gang activities which include the apprehension of burglars, robbers and individuals wanted on active homicide cases. The unit has identified over 100 gang members who reside in the city of Miami Gardens and has also identified over 10 different active gangs. The JAG unit has worked hand and hand with the Miami Gardens department of parks and recreations in conducting truancy sweeps and gang suppression initiatives.