BHI Police Department's Mission Statement

Pursuing Excellence

The men and women of the Bay Harbor Islands Police Department are committed to providing the highest level of service to our community. We continue to build partnerships with the residents, business owners, and visitors, as we work together to maintain one of the lowest crime rates in the State of Florida. Our motto of “Pursuing Excellence” is one that every member of the department is committed to, in every task performed.

Through our Team-policing approach, all Department employees are individually responsible for the safety of every citizen who resides, works or travels through our Town. By empowering every employee to solve problems and prevent crime at the individual level, all members take pride in the fact that Bay Harbor Islands is one of the safest communities in the State of Florida. 

Employing community-based and intelligence-led policing techniques, we proactively work together with the members of our community to maintain the finest quality of life.

Protect & Serve

Our dedicated professionals are responsible for the protection of life and property for our residents, business owners, and the many visitors who travel through the Town daily.

Police Cruiser


Understanding that integrity can never be compromised, our actions will always be congruent with our written rules and the oath of office that we have sworn to uphold.


We are dedicated towards providing the most effective and professional level of police services to our community. We will accomplish this through responsible recruitment and promotions of personnel, training, and by always remaining innovative in our equipment and technology.


We will carry out the mission of public safety by treating every member of the community with the highest degree of respect.


By working together, our officers will selflessly and with trust in each other, protect and defend our community from criminals. We understand that to maintain our quality of life and the low crime rate, success can only be achieved by working together with our community as one team.