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Traffic Section


The Traffic Section responds to all traffic crashes, plan and coordinate traffic safety at special events, and conduct traffic education to local secondary schools. The Traffic Section is also in charge of the City’s Red Light Camera operation and School Crossing Guards.


The Traffic Section’s main goal is traffic safety and education in an effort to save the lives of motorists and pedestrians. The use of visible traffic enforcement can have a positive effect on overall public safety, including the reduction of vehicular crashes, criminal incidents, and other forms of social harm.

Unit Command Staff

Captain Carole Thony

Commander Thony retired from the City of Miami Police Department after 22 years of service and joined the Miami Gardens Police Department on June 8, 2007. She was assigned to the Professional Compliance Unit as a Sergeant and was later transferred to the Homicide Unit January 2012. Commander Thony was promoted to the rank of Captain in April 2014 and served as the Executive Captain of Operations and subsequently as a Platoon Captain. On January 30, 2016, Carole Thony was promoted to the rank of Commander and was assigned to the Operations Division, which is her current assignment.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where can I go to pay for a Red Light Camera violation?
The Miami Gardens Police Department’s Records Unit.

2. How long does it take to get a copy of a police report?
7 to 10 business days.

3. If I see motorists speeding in my neighborhood, who can I contact?
You can file any traffic complaint with the Traffic Section supervisor.

4. When pulled over by an officer, is he or she required to tell me the reason for the stop?

Yes, officers should tell the motorist the reason for the traffic stop; all motorists should cooperate with the officer’s request during the stop and not become hostile.

5. Who do I contact to file a complaint on a Police Officer?
You can request a supervisor to make contact with you at anytime, anywhere, or respond directly to police headquarters and file a formal complaint with the Professional Compliance Unit.


Captain Carole Thony
Phone: 305-474-1398
Email: [email protected]
Address: 18611 NW 27 Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33056