Commander Talibah Simmons is a nineteen (19) year law enforcement veteran who joined the Miami Gardens Police Department (MGPD) in November of 2007. Prior to working at the MGPD, Commander Simmons was a Detective with the Florida Department of Financial Services and a School Resource Officer with the Miami-Dade Schools Police Department. Commander Simmons has served the citizens of the City of Miami Gardens with integrity and pride in many capacities within the Department. She was assigned to the Operations Division from November 2007 until October 2008.
October 2008, she was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division where she investigated numerous economic and violent crimes cases to include robberies and homicides. In July of 2014, she was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to the Professional Compliance Division (PCD) where she conducted investigations involving backgrounds and officer related complaints. On January 30, 2016, she was promoted to Captain and assigned to the Support Services Division. In that role, Commander Simmons oversaw the daily operations of the Training Unit, Real Time Crime Center, Communications Center, and Emergency Operations. In November of 2016, Commander Simmons was reassigned to the PCD and promoted to Commander on Jul 2, 2018. Commander Simmons is a graduate of the 81st Southern Police Institute’s Command Officer Development Course, holds a Bachelor of Science with honors, Cum Laude, from Alabama State University and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Florida International University.