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Violent Crimes Unit


Violent Crimes Unit was created to have a specialized unit responsible for investigating Robbery, Assault and Battery cases that are non-domestic related. The Unit is comprised of six investigators supervised by a sergeant. The Unit’s detectives are trained in violent crimes investigations.


The objective of the Violent Crimes Unit is to arrest those responsible and to remove violent offenders from the streets making our neighborhoods safer and reducing the rate of occurrences.

Unit Command Staff

Sergeant Robert Spano

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How can I get a copy of my police report?
You can get a copy of your police report by responding to our Records Unit, located in the police headquarters building located adjacent to City Hall at 18611 N.W. 27 Avenue. They are open Monday through Thursday, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

2. If I discover later that I had additional property taken, is it too late to add it to the report?
You can get an additional property form from the desk officer in the police lobby, fill it out and return it to the desk officer.

3. What is the difference between a burglary, theft and a robbery?
A burglary occurs when property is taken by breaking into a residence or a business. A robbery is when someone removes property from a person by using force or fear. A theft is when property is left alone in the open and is taken by someone..

4. How can I find out who the detective assigned to my case is?

You can call the Investigations Division at 305-474-1420 and provide either your name or the case number..

5. If an arrest is made, will I be contacted?
Yes, the lead detective will be in contact with you, and a member of the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office.


Sergeant Robert Spano
Phone: 305-474-1557
Email: [email protected]
Address: 18611 NW 27 Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33056