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Real Time Crime Center (RTCC)


The Miami Gardens Police Department’s Real Time Crime Center uses a mesh of state-of-the- art technology, i.e. video surveillance cameras, automatic license plate readers, crime analytics and social media monitoring to help combat crime in real time. The Unit is staffed with a mix of crime analysts and sworn personnel that specialize in collecting, analyzing and utilizing criminal activity and criminal intelligence to enhance operational effectiveness.


The Unit’s objective is to utilize technology to safeguard the well-being of our community and use collaborative and proactive approach to forecast and prevent threats to the City of Miami Gardens, while ensuring the protection of people’s civil rights and civil liberties.

Unit Command Staff

Sergeant Erik Gleason

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who works in the Real Time Crime Center?
The Center is staffed with Crime Analysts and sworn personnel.

2. What is the goal of the Real Time Crime Center for the City of Miami Gardens?
The goal of the RTCC is to use multiple forms of technology to curb crime in the city. Some of this technology includes the implementation of gunfire detection software, License Plate Readers and CCTV cameras.

3. Can Miami Gardens businesses share or give the Real Time Crime Center access to their onsite camera systems
Yes. Miami Gardens businesses and residents can apply to participate in our “SafeCam Program” which would authorize the RTCC to access their onsite surveillance cameras in an emergency if needed.

4. Has the Real Time Crime Center experienced any success yet?

Yes. The RTCC has several success stories already where our implemented systems have assisted both Patrol and Investigations with several cases..

5. Is the Real Time Crime Center like Big Brother, always watching us?
No. The Real Time Crime Center does not constantly monitor cameras. Surveillance camera systems will be actively monitored on a case-by-case basis if needed or during an emergency event.


Sergeant Erik Gleason
Phone: (305) 474-1621
Email: [email protected]
Address: 18611 NW 27 Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33056