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Police Legal Advisor

About

The Office of the Police Legal Advisor serves as the legal counsel to the Chief of Police concerning department policies. In addition, the Office of the Police Legal Advisor provides legal advice to police personnel concerning state statutes, federal statutes, and city ordinances, as well as provide updates and training on recent court rulings and other legal matters.

Objective

  • Updates and educates department personnel on recent court rulings and other legal matters.
  • Provides legal advice to police personnel concerning state statutes, federal statutes, and city ordinances.
  • Serves as legal counsel to the Chief of Police concerning department policies.
  • Serves as department liaison with the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office.
  • Litigates all forfeiture actions.
  • Reviews public records requests.
  • Monitors the destruction of all property and evidence seized by department personnel.

Unit Command Staff

Assistant City Attorney Nicole F. Dixon-Scott

Prior to joining the City of Miami Gardens Police Department as their Police Legal Advisor, Mrs. Dixon Scott worked for Miami-Dade Police Department, Police Legal Bureau as a Police Legal Advisor. She was responsible for providing legal advice to the Director of the Miami-Dade Police Department, command staff and other sworn police officials and conducting research on a variety of legal issues affecting the department. She also prosecuted civil forfeiture actions, coordinated various litigation matters, and reviewed departmental documents for legal sufficiency. Other duties include legal instruction at the Miami-Dade Public Safety Training Institute, reviewing amendments to Florida Statutes, and drafting ordinances and resolutions.

Contact

Legal Assistant, Claudia P. Robinson
Phone: 305-474-1516
Email: [email protected]
Address: 18611 NW 27 Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33056