Chief Delma Noel-Pratt is an accomplished police executive with over 25 years of sworn law enforcement experience. She began her career as a Public Service Aide for the Miami Police Department in 1989. In 1993, she transitioned to the Miami-Dade Police Department, where she trained and graduated as a Police Officer. She moved through the ranks, and in 2015, she was promoted to Division Chief of the North Operations Division and later oversaw the Special Investigations Division. Chief Noel-Pratt directed and coordinated numerous multi-agency/entity operations, focusing on Violent Part 1 Crime Reductions.
On May 1, 2017, Chief Noel-Pratt was sworn in as the first female police chief for the City of Miami Gardens Police Department. Her vision includes working in partnership with citizens and various community/civic organizations within the city to reduce crime and increase quality of life within the city, as well as equipping personnel with the tools needed to stay safe and properly service the community effectively and efficiently.
Her educational background consists of an Associate of Arts Degree from Miami-Dade Community College, Bachelor of Science Degree, and Legal Assistant Certificate from Barry University, as well as a Master of Science Degree from Lynn University. She attended the Broward Sheriff’s Office Executive Leadership Program and she is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy, NA 245. Sh has received numerous awards and is a member of the Progressive Officers Club, National Organization of Black Law Executives, Miami-Dade County Association of Chiefs of Police, and the FBI National Academy Alumni.