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City Manager Appoints New Police Chief

(Miami, FL January 18, 2018) - City Manager Emilio T. Gonzalez has appointed Jorge Colina as the new Chief of the Miami Police Department. He will be sworn in on January 26th.

"Chief Rodolfo Llanes highly recommended Jorge Colina as his successor. The fact that he served as Assistant Police Chief in all the divisions makes him extremely qualified and well-rounded to lead the Miami Police Department" said City Manager Gonzalez.

Jorge Colina began his career in the Miami PD in 1990. Throughout his 27 years of service, he has earned multiple awards and over 100 commendations. Colina has served in numerous executive positions including Neighborhood Commander of the Coconut Grove NET area, Commander of Tactical Operations, and Commander of Internal Affairs Section. In 2015, Chief Rodolfo Llanes appointed Colina to the rank of Assistant Chief of Police.

Chief Colina is deeply committed to Miami and its residents. He envisions utilizing community partnerships, innovative enforcement strategies, and emerging technologies to enhance efficiency, improve transparency, and reduce overall crime.

"My top priority is going to be gun violence. When you live in a place as beautiful as Miami you shouldn't be afraid to go outside and I want to help change that" said Chief Colina.

On a personal note, Chief Colina has been married to his wife Sandra for 25 years. They have 2 children, Alexandra and Julian, and two grandchildren, Aidan and Ariana.

 


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