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J.D. Patterson Jr. took the oath of office Friday as MDPD's new police director. (Source: Miami-Dade Police)

County Names Patterson Police Director

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced the hiring of J.D. Patterson, Jr. to lead the Miami-Dade Police Department Friday morning.

CBS Miami–02/01/2013

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Loftus Ends Career Honoring Officers And Firefighters

Miami-Dade Police Department director James Loftus spent part of his final day on the job honoring Miami-Dade firefighters who saved one of his officers’ lives. It was a fitting end to a nearly 30 year career with MDPD.

CBS Miami–08/17/2012

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Miami-Dade Police Department’s Top Cop Retiring

James Loftus, a 26-year veteran of the department, is retiring effective October 1st.

CBS Miami–08/16/2012

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M-D Police Hit The Stores With Lucky Students

While many head to the mall to shop for last minute gifts; the Miami-Dade Police Department did some shopping of their own with a few lucky students by their side.

CBS4–12/20/2011

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Exclusive: Miami-Dade Set To Lay Off Cops

For the first time in its 177 year history, the Miami Dade Police Department will begin laying off sworn officers on November 1.

CBS4–10/05/2011

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Army Vet Who Killed Fellow Vet Honored

Miami-Dade County honored its police officers who are serving or have served in the military Wednesday. The event came complete with an irony of Shakespearean proportions.

CBS4–10/05/2011

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MDPD Top Cop Calls Barahona Case “Sickening”

Calling the actions of two adoptive parents accused of murdering one of their children “subhuman, depressing and sickening,” Miami-Dade police director Jim Loftus spoke about the case in general terms Monday afternoon.

CBS4–03/07/2011

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