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Chief Hudak

Dear Citizens:

On behalf of the men and women of the Coral Gables Police Department, I would like to welcome you to our website. Our organization is comprised of highly trained and dedicated professionals who serve our community with respect and empathy.

Safety and security in Coral Gables requires a strong community effort. Caring requires everyone to be engaged and involved. To do this, I ask you to join us in creating a partnership with our officers where we must communicate with and invest in one another.

The Coral Gables Police Department appreciates hearing about ways in which our employees have been able to assist you. We have several new public safety strategies to help make our city safe.

Coral Gables property crime rates continue to go down and as the city’s Chief of Police I vow to make crime suppression a priority for the department throughout 2017.

Spring Break will soon be among us. Here are a few tips to prevent crime year-round:

1) Make sure that your vehicle is locked and secured.

2) If you have a car alarm, make sure it is on and armed when you lock up the vehicle.

3) If you notice people looking into cars in your neighborhood and it looks suspicious or out of the ordinary, call dispatch at 305-442-1600 immediately to report it.

4) Park in well-lit areas if possible.

Recent crime trends include “shoulder surfing” at ATM machines. Suspects will try to peek over the shoulder of a person using an ATM machine to try to see their PIN number. Please be aware of your surroundings and if you feel uncomfortable at an ATM machine because someone is intruding into your personal space, walk away, and give us a call.

If you know a great candidate that would like to be a Coral Gables Police Officer, I ask that you have them visit our job opening announcement to see if a future in law enforcement is for them. The City is offering a $2,500 sign-up bonus for new police recruits.

I thank you for the privilege of serving as your Chief of Police, and I thank you for helping me protect our city.

Edward J. Hudak, Jr.
Chief of Police
City of Coral Gables

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Watch: Interview with America Teve (Spanish)

America Teve

Watch: Coffee Talk with Chief Hudak

Coffee Talk with Chief


Interim Police Chief Named To Permanent Position

 National Crime Victim's Right Week in Coral Gables

Chief Hudak Receives UM Sports Hall of Fame Service Award

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As seen in The Florida Villager magazine issue of March 2015.

As seen in The Florida Villager magazine issue of February 2015.

As seen in The Florida Villager magazine issue of January 2015.

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Last updated: 2/28/2017 1:51:20 PM