Miguel "Mike" Martinez became a Major with the Hallandale Beach Police Department in April of 2011. He currently oversees the department’s Uniform Patrol Division. The Uniform Patrol Divisions includes the department’s patrol operations, Community Involvement Unit, and Traffic Unit.
Major Martinez has served the Hallandale Beach community since 1995 when he started with the police department as a uniformed patrol officer. He served as a patrol officer, property crimes detective, narcotics detective, marine patrol officer, Special Weapons and Tactics team member, forfeiture officer, and training officer during his initial tenure with the department. Mike then attended law school and went into private practice as a labor and employment attorney serving private and public sector employers in South Florida. After a few years in private practice, Mike's combination of legal experience and his diverse background in law enforcement eventually brought him back home to the Hallandale Beach Police Department. From July of 2006 until his promotion to Major in 2011, Mike oversaw the Internal Affairs operations of our department.
Prior to his initial tenure with Hallandale Beach in 1995, Mike's criminal justice career included experience with the United States Air Force Security Police, the Florida Department of Corrections, and the FBI’s Miami Field Division where he worked on assignment from the Air Force Reserve in support of counter-drug operations.
Major Studies & Accreditations
Major Martinez has received numerous commendations and awards for his exemplary police service, including the department's Community Involvement Award, Officer of the Year in 1998 as part of the Special Operations Unit, and a nomination to the nationally recognized Top Cops award in 1999.
Major Martinez is an active supporter of the Hallandale Beach Police Explorers Program and the Police Athletic League (PAL) Program.
Major Martinez can be reached at 954-457-1490.
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