The Criminal Investigations Unit conducts strategic investigations into crimes against persons and property. The Unit is comprised of highly trained and experienced investigators who are dedicated to successfully prosecuting criminal cases. Equipped with the latest in investigative technology to successfully conduct covert operations, investigators also work as members of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task-Force and Homeland Security Investigations. In addition, the Unit conducts employment background investigations to ensure a quality hiring process as well as trainings for local businesses and residents in an effort to recognize and deter crimes before they happen.
BHPD’s Uniform Patrol Unit is oriented towards crime prevention and increased awareness of traffic and pedestrian safety through positive public interaction and visibility.
The Patrol Unit consists of 17 uniformed patrol officers, which includes bike, ATV, marine and beach patrols, and two (2) K-9 handlers. These officers proactively provide professional police services to detect, prevent, and deter criminal activities through strategic and directed patrol.
You can easily identify BHPD patrol officers by their uniforms:
Navy blue shirt/Navy blue pants: Patrol Officer
Navy blue shirt/Navy blue pants: Marine Patrol
Blue shirt/Blue shorts: Beach/ATV/Bike Patrol
Black or navy blue shirt/Black or navy blue pants andK-9: K-9 Patrol
Marine Patrol enables BHPD to render aid or service to locations not easily accessible from land. Our geography is unique in that we are, in essence, a peninsula at the north end of a barrier island. Our northern border connects to another barrier island via the Baker’s Haulover bridge, spanning the Baker’s Haulover inlet. This inlet provides the only ocean access to Northern Biscayne Bay from the Atlantic ocean and is often used to smuggle contraband and migrants.
Our Marine Patrol Officers are responsible for coastal security and boater safety. Officers are responsible for enforcing laws related to water traffic, preventing crime on vessels and shores, and providing search and rescue services.
Officers patrol the streets, beach, and Intracoastal Waterway, using an array of cutting-edge tools and vehicles keeping BHPD ahead of those conducting illicit activities in our area.
Marine Patrol Vessel: 35 ft Seahunter / Triple 300 hp Mercury Verado Engines
The Code Enforcement Unit’s mission is to enforce the Village Code in an equitable manner ensuring the overall quality of life is maintained at a high level throughout Bal Harbour Village.
Code Enforcement Officers consistently check all areas of the Village to maintain a high level of appearance, health and safety within our community. Our Code Officers routinely work in conjunction with the Building Department and Parks and Public Spaces Department to work in a collaborative manner addressing any zoning, building or appearance code violations which may occur. The Code Enforcement Unit works with residents and business owners alike to seek voluntary compliance when a violation is being addressed prior to issuing a civil violation. Code Officers respond to all request from citizens regarding information or investigations related to violations of the Village Code. Currently, the Bal Harbour Police Department employs two (2) full-time Code Officers providing coverage 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. However, all code violations or concerns should be reported immediately to the Police Department’s non-emergency number at 305.866.5000 or online via the link provided below. All requests and concerns will be promptly documented and addressed in a professional manner.
Emergency Management prepares and maintains all information and resources needed for local and state emergency plans.
Contact the Emergency Management Coordinator:
Emergency Preparedness Resources: