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Criminal Investigations Command

Division Commander

Major Gary Smith

Major Smith has been with the Miami Gardens Police Department for nine years and currently serves as the highest-ranking officer over the Investigations Division. He has served in the Special Victims, Robbery-Homicide and Professional Compliance Units. He was promoted to the rank of Commander of the in January 2016 and most recently to the rank of Major in July 2017. He has 28 years of prior experience with the Miami-Dade Police Department assigned to Uniform Patrol, Robbery, and Narcotics, as an officer, and the Professional Compliance Bureau and Homicide Bureau as a Sergeant.

Criminal Investigations Section Commander

Captain Jose Granado

Captain Jose Granado is a graduate of St. Thomas University and a U.S. Army veteran. He has over 35 years of law enforcement experience. Prior to joining the Miami Gardens Police Department, Captain Granado worked more than 25 years with the City of Miami Police Department having served in different capacities including Homicide, Crime Suppression Team (CST), and Patrol. As a sergeant, he served in the homicide, Problem Solving, Crime Suppression, Blue Lightning and High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area teams. While at the Miami Gardens Police Department, Captain Granado has served in Backgrounds/Training, Homicide/Robbery and Operations Division as a supervisor. He was promoted to the rank of Captain in January 2016 and assigned to the Criminal Investigations Section.

Special Investigations Section Section Commander

Captain Rufus Williams

Captain Williams joined the Miami Gardens Police Department in 2007. He served assignments with the State Attorney’s Office Money Laundering Task Force. In 2014, he was promoted to the rank of Captain and assigned to the Operations Division. He is currently the Captain of the Special Investigations Section of the Investigations Division . He has 27 years of experience with the City of Miami Police Department with assignments in Mounted Patrol, Vice, Narcotics, Dignitary Protection and money laundering. He served detachments with the FBI, DEA, U.S. Customs and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. .