MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Monday marked the first day on the job for Miami-Dade’s new top cop.

Deputy director Freddy Ramirez officially took over as the Miami-Dade police director.

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Ramirez replaces long-time director Juan Perez, who retired Sunday.

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Perez has been on the force for nearly 30 years and spent the last four as the head of the department.

On Sunday, Perez posted a video on Twitter thanking the community for letting him work beside them all these years.

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It is unclear if Perez will be running for an elected office.