J.D. Patterson

Female Officer Makes History, Graduates SWAT CourseMiami-Dade Police Officer Lourdes Hernandez made history becoming the first woman to graduate from the department's SRT course in 20 years.
MDPD Partners With Private Social Network For NeighborhoodsMiami-Dade County has a new tool to fight crime in its neighborhoods. It’s a social network called Nextdoor and it’s helping residents connect in new ways—to keep their community safe.
Facing South Florida: One-On-One With J.D. PattersonA few weeks ago on Facing South Florida we unveiled our latest findings in the Race Matters series.
CBS4 Race Matters Series Prompts Town Hall MeetingAn unprecendented gathering of community leaders will take place tonight in South Miami-Dade to discuss ways to improve relations between police and the African-American community.
Facing South Florida: Police & Racial ProfilingStartling new CBS poll numbers show how blacks and whites view police. The results cannot be ignored. Jim and Miami-Dade Police Director J.D. Patterson hash it all out.
Community Leaders Gather For "See Something, Say Something" Initiative Community leaders lead by Miami-Dade Schools’ Superintendent Alberto Carvalho and police chiefs made a plea on Tuesday, urging everyone to “Say something” if they had “seen something” that could be a crime or could lead to a crime.
Facing South Florida: One-on-One with J.D. Patterson Jim sits down for an extended interview with the Director of the Miami-Dade Police Department to talk about a variety of issues, including the body cameras controversy, the recent murder of a rabbi from New York here in South Florida, the Ferguson Missouri riots and the recent horrific mass murder in northern Florida.
Mayor Gimenez Receives Support From NAACP Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s plan to put a camera on every officer is being met with much support.
Officer Stabbed At Gas Station Honored For HeroismA Miami-Dade Police officer, injured in the line of duty, was honored for his heroism Wednesday as he returned to work four months after risking his life to avert a potential disaster at a gas station near Miami International Airport.
Dade County Calls For External Police Probes Miami Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez wants the county's police department to turn over investigations of its police-involved shootings to the state. Gimenez wrote last week in a memo to Miami Dade County Police Director J.D. Patterson that he also wants the state to investigate deaths of people in police custody.
Warning Against Firing Weapons Into The Air On New Year's EveIf you fire your weapon into the air to celebrate New Year's Eve, you could take someone else’s life and you could be sent to prison for a very long time.
Officer Released From Hospital After Being Shot By Walgreens Robber The Miami-Dade police officer who was shot during a violent confrontation with a man who was involved in a Walgreens robbery and shooting, is home from the hospital.
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