MIAMI-DADE (CBSMiami) – And then there were six.
County Mayor Carlos Gimenez has narrowed the candidates for the next director of the Miami-Dade Police Department down to six.
Gimenez and his top deputies plan to interview the finalists next week and make a decision soon thereafter, CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald reports. The department has been without a permanent leader since former Director James Loftus retired early last August. All of the finalists come from within the department.
The finalists are: Maj. Adrianne Byrd, who oversees the economic crimes bureau; Division Chief Randy Heller, who is in charge of north operations; Maj. Delma Noel-Pratt, who heads the Kendall district; Assistant Director J.D. Patterson, who has temporarily been at the helm of the department; Division Chief Juan J. Perez, who is in charge of south operations; and Maj. Alfredo Ramirez, who leads the homicide bureau.
Gimenez culled the finalists after one-on-one meetings he held after Loftus’s retirement with the nearly 30 members of the department’s command staff.
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