Divisions

Administration Division

The Administrative Division of the Aventura Police Department provides support for all components of the Police Department. A number of units, under the purview of the Administrative Division, collaborate to provide the necessary tools for the efficient operation of the Department. The Personnel and Training Unit is tasked with recruitment, hiring and training of all Department employees. Maintenance of police records, including but not limited to arrests, incidents and other documented interactions between the public and law enforcement is handled by the Records Management Unit. The Fleet Management Unit oversees and provides maintenance, as well as preventative maintenance, for all Department vehicles. All dispatched and incoming calls for law enforcement and medical service are processed via the Communications Center. Finally, Purchasing and Budgeting oversees all financial aspects of acquiring equipment and any other expense associated with the operation of the Department.

Units Assigned to the Specialized Services Division:

  • Communications Center
  • Personnel and Training
  • Records Management
  • Fleet Management
  • Purchasing and Budgeting
  1. Deidre Fogelgren

    Administrative Division Commander
    Phone: 305-466-8977

Operations Division

The Aventura Police Department's Operations Division is at the forefront of all interactions with our community and the backbone of our organization. All calls for service and investigations of potential crimes are handled by our Patrol Officers, who are strategically assigned geographic zones throughout the city in order to prevent crime and maintain the safety of our community. Assigned to this division are our K-9 officers, who along with their companions work diligently utilizing their skills to conduct searches of drugs, explosives and persons. Also part of this Division is the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team, who quickly responds to high risk incidents to mitigate threats quickly and effectively. The foundation of the Aventura Police Department is Community Policing, where we continually partner with the community to enhance the quality of life for our residents.

Units Assigned to the Operations Division:

  • Uniform Patrol•Community Outreach
  • Traffic Unit
  • S.W.A.T. (Special Weapons and Tactics)
  • K-9 Unit
  • Mall Squad
  • Marine Patrol
  • Dive Team
  • School Resource Officer
  • Bicycle / Segway Patrol
  • Honor Guard
  1. Michael Bentolila

    Major
    Phone: 305-466-2893

Specialized Services Division

The Specialized Services Division conducts complex investigations to ensure the successful closure of pending criminal cases. The Criminal Investigations Unit and the Crime Scene Unit collaborate in tracking additional evidence to ensure those arrested are successfully prosecuted. The Crime Suppression Unit functions proactively to seek undetected crimes in progress. This unit specializes in VICE and covert operations. By careful analysis of trending patterns, resources are pooled and directed toward areas with a high probability for crime. The Division is comprised of specially trained investigators who also work closely with other agencies, both local and federal, to seek and apprehend criminal suspects.

Units Assigned to the Specialized Services Division:

  • Criminal Investigations Unit
  • Crime Scene Unit
  • Crime Suppression Unit
  • Property Unit
  • Crime Prevention Unit
  • Emergency Preparedness
  1. William "Skip" Washa

    Major
    Phone: 305-466-8969

Internal Affairs Unit

The Internal Affairs Unit reports directly to the Chief of Police and is responsible for receiving, processing, and assigning allegations of agency employee misconduct. Complaints such as discourtesy, harassment, or lesser allegations are generally investigated by the involved employee's supervisor. Serious allegations such as corruption, official misconduct, or those that are criminal in nature, are investigated by the Internal Affairs Investigators. When a complaint is filed, a careful review process occurs to insure the matter is thoroughly investigated and the rights of the citizens and officers are protected. It is the goal of the Internal Affairs Unit to maintain community trust in our officers. This is accomplished through comprehensive and detailed investigations.

Annual Statistical Summaries


  1. Cosimo Castronovo

    Captain
    Phone: 305-466-8047

  2. Madison Freeman

    Captain
    Phone: 305-466-8046