Dan Oates Named Miami Beach Police Chief

MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) – A police chief from Colorado has been named Miami Beach Police Chief following Raymond Martinez’s resignation last week after he was appointed chief of security for Ultra Music Festival.

Dan Oates, the police chief in Aurora, Colorado, was first reported by Random Pixels to have been at the top of the list of veteran cops to possibly acquire the role as Miami Beach’s next police chief.

CBS4’s Jim DeFede confirmed with Miami Beach Mayor Phillip Levine Tuesday night that Oates, who is also an attorney, was chosen by city manager Jimmy Morales.

Oates is expected to fly into South Florida later this week to begin meeting with Miami Beach commissioners who still must approve of Morales’s decision.

The selection could be ratified by the commission as early as April 30 when the commission is scheduled to meet, Levine said.

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