Uniform Patrol Division

dog walking.jpg Coral Gables Police Department
2801 Salzedo Street
Coral Gables, FL 33134

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Division Commander : Major Cordell Atherley

Email : catherley@coralgables.com

The Uniform Patrol Division is comprised of one Major, 6 Lieutenants, 12 Sergeants, 72 Officers, and one civilian.

Police officers within the Uniform Patrol Division are dedicated to honorably serving the public, while working to protect the community and combat crime. All officers are highly trained and equipped to respond to emergencies and other calls for service. They are committed to protecting and serving the public. In addition to regular Patrol, the Division also employs the Strategic Initiatives Team, Field Training Program, K-9 Unit, Honor Guard, SWAT Team and Crisis Negotiations Unit. Additionally, officers in all units receive specialized training to better prepare them for the various types of situations they are called on to manage and handle such as DUI Enforcement, Crisis Intervention, Critical Incident Management, Courtroom Testimony, among others.

Patrol

Uniform Patrol personnel are deployed strategically to cover both the North and South Districts of the city. Each district is divided into pre-determined geographic zones that are used to delineate areas of responsibility for officers on patrol. In addition to responding to dispatched calls for service, Officers conduct self-initiated activities, such as traffic stops, and patrol the neighborhoods they are assigned to cover. Their duties are not limited to crime fighting and traffic enforcement; Officers routinely work with the community to help solve problems and maintain the peace. They also serve as first responders to medical emergencies, aiding sick or injured persons..

Field Training Program

The Field Training Program is a critical function of the Uniform Patrol Division. The program is staffed by volunteer officers and sergeants who are committed to providing standardized comprehensive training to new recruits. All recruits must successfully complete the riding assignment portion of the program, and are then monitored by Field Training Sergeants during a probationary period until it is fulfilled on the completion of one full year as a sworn officer.

K-9 Unit

The current Police K-9 Unit includes six Officer/Handlers and their canine partners. The canines are specially trained in the detection of either narcotics or explosives, and the majority is cross-trained in apprehension, so they can assist in locating suspects who are being sought by police. The Officers in the unit regularly train with their canine partners. The K-9 Unit is requested to participate in many community functions and events, and in demonstrations at schools.

Honor Guard

The Honor Guard Unit is made up of volunteer officers who represent the department when honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and have died in the line of duty. They are also called to present the Colors in flag ceremonies. This unit attends memorial services and special events displaying honor to those we have lost, while recognizing and showing support for their families and their loved ones.

Crisis Management Team

The Crisis Management Team is comprised of the SWAT Team and Crisis Negotiations Unit. Together, members work in resolving various crisis situations such as barricaded subjects, hostage situations, dignitary protection, high-risk warrant and highly volatile situations requiring tactical responses. SWAT Team members are also members of the City of Coral Gables Rescue Recon Teams, the leading component of the City Emergency Management response to natural disaster recovery efforts. The Crisis Management Team conducts regular training to ensure they remain prepared and proficient in high-risk crisis incident response.