Miami at a glance

Population by race and Hispanic origin

Cities in this database with the most similarly-sized populations

Full-time law enforcement staff, Miami Police Department

  • 1,317 Officers
  • 420 Civilian staff

Officers per 1000 residents

  • 3.65 Miami
  • 2.5 National average, cities with 250,000+ population
  • 2.3 National average

These figures reflect the Miami Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.

Federal grant funding

Data was last updated February 14, 2022

We identified over $56.4M in federal grant funding, FY 2012-2022

Grant funding over time

Grant funding by federal department

Recent grants

USA spending grants for: Miami
Amount Start and end dates Recipient and description Awarding agency CFDA program Type
$1,875,000.00 10/01/2021
MIAMI, CITY OF FY21 COPS HIRING PROGRAM (CHP) Department of Justice Offices, Boards and Divisions 16.710 Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants Prime
$124,268.00 09/01/2021
MIAMI, CITY OF MIAMI, FL LEMHWA PROJECT Department of Justice Offices, Boards and Divisions 16.710 Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants Prime
$653,762.00 10/01/2020
MIAMI, CITY OF MIAMI CGIC EXPANSION PROJECT Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$392,281.00 10/01/2020
MIAMI, CITY OF CITY OF MIAMI BODY-WORN CAMERA (BWC) EXPANSION PROJECT Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.835 Body Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Prime

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Military Equipment Transfers

Data last updated April 4, 2022

$72K value of military equipment has been transferred to the Miami Police Department

The highest-value stock number reported is GOGGLES,NIGHTVISIO with 10 items valued at $2,748.00 each

Recent equipment transfers

Military equipment transfers
Ship date Item and National Stock Number (NSN) Quantity Acquisition value, each Acquisition value, total DEMIL code DEMIL IC
15 15 @ $1,309.00 $19,635.00 D 7
10 10 @ $2,748.00 $27,480.00 F 1
12/19/2012 RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER
40 40 @ $499.00 $19,960.00 D 1
1/10/2005 RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER
8 8 @ $499.00 $3,992.00 D 1

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Local police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements

Data was last updated January 26, 2022

Consent decree

Miami has a consent decree with the Department of Justice that went into effect on Mar 10, 2016.

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We identified 2 publicly reported settlements that resulted in $4,265,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.

Year Description Outcome

Miami agreed to a settlement of $100,000 to Melissa Lopez to resolve an incident where Miami Police Department Captain Javier Ortiz broke Lopez’s wrist during an arrest in December 2017.

The settlement does not include an admission of guilt on the part of the city or Ortiz. Ortiz has been named in several police misconduct complaints in the past. In fact, “over his 17 years on the job — including eight as the union president of the Fraternal Order of Police in South Florida — 49 people have complained about him to Internal Affairs as he amassed 19 official use-of-force incidents, $600,000 in lawsuit settlements.”

2010 - 2019

In 2015, the City of Miami paid a settlement worth $1 million for an unjustified police shooting, and settled an excessive force lawsuit in 2019 for $65,000.

In 2015, The Wall Street Journal released an analysis of settlement totals from instances of police misconduct among the ten largest local police departments in the nation. Many of the cases involved in the analysis involved alleged beatings, shootings, and wrongful imprisonment. The analysis determined that, between 2010 and 2014, Miami-Dade spent $3.1 million on police misconduct cases.

In 2015, the City of Miami settled a federal civil rights lawsuit worth nearly $1 million with the family of Travis McNeil, who was shot and killed by police detective Reynaldo Goyos in 2011.

In 2019, Miami settled another police misconduct lawsuit for $65,000. The suit had accused Captain Javier Ortiz of the Miami Police Department (who was a lieutenant, and the head of the Miami Police Department’s union at the time of the incident) of using excessive force following a traffic stop in 2015.