Miccosukee Police Department was established in 1976. Each Miccosukee Police officer, upon completing all of the State of Florida Law Enforcement Officer certification requirements, is commissioned as a United States Dept. of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Special Deputy Officer. This commission allows the police officer to enforce all of the U.S. Title 18 crimes on the Indian Reservation.
Each Miccosukee police officer is also commissioned by the National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. All of these commissions allow the police officer to make federal arrests, within the jurisdiction of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida.
Main Station – Miccosukee Indian Reservation, Tamiami Trail (SR-90) and approximately 20 miles west of Krome Avenue (SR-997)
Krome Substation – Miccosukee Casino & Resort
500 SW 177 Ave, Miami, FL 33194
Alley Substation – Miccosukee Indian Reservation, I-75 exit 49
The Color Guard team consists of 5-6 members (2 flag bearers, 2 riflemen and a commander) who perform drill exhibitions or serve as escorts on ceremonial occasions such as memorials and funerals.
Staff of the Miccosukee Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement Unit is comprised of highly trained police officers with specialized skills in resource conservation. Utilizing airboats, helicopters and ATVs, the officers patrol nearly 300,000 acres of Tribal lands in six different counties to enforce federal, state, and tribal hunting and fishing laws.
Miccosukee Dive Team serves the police department and the community by conducting rescue operations and searching the waterways within the Tribe’s jurisdiction to recover vehicles, weapons, persons, and criminal evidence.
Police dogs are often referred to as “K-9s”, derived from the word “canine.” Utilizing highly trained police dogs, the Miccosukee Police Department is able to uncover criminal activity including evidence leading to arrests.
Crime Scene Investigations Unit provides crime scene processing through the collection of physical evidence through photography, physical crime scene search, recovery of latent fingerprints, and the collection of physical evidence.
Detectives assigned to the General Investigations Unit (GIU) are responsible for investigating a variety of criminal activity. The division’s core objectives are to identify crime, solve criminal cases, and obtain convictions thereby enhancing the quality of life for the community, visitors, and the transient population traveling through the Tribe’s jurisdiction.
A SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) team is an elite paramilitary tactical unit that is trained to perform high-risk operations that fall outside of the abilities and/or capabilities of the standard officer. The main goal of the SWAT Team is to provide protection and safety for the community it serves and to help reduce the possibility of injuries or death at high-risk incidents.
School Resources Officer
Programs under the supervision of this police officer, typically focus their functions on the “Triad Model” consisting of law enforcement, student counseling, and law-related education. The working relationship between the School Resources Officer and school-law enforcement relationships are the first line of prevention, with the primary goal of informing and educating teachers and students to reduce infractions of the law and arrests.