MIAMI, FL – Congressman Carlos A. Gimenez (FL-26) hosted a roundtable discussion with members of South Florida’s law enforcement community Monday afternoon at the Kendall Hammocks District Police Station. Members of the Miami-Dade Police Department, Monroe County Police Department, and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation attended the discussion.
“Our brave men and women of law enforcement put their lives on the line every day to keep our families and our community safe. By hearing directly from you on the issues most affecting our law enforcement officers, I can better serve as your voice in Washington when representing South Florida and the entire law enforcement community,” Gimenez said upon inviting the participants to the roundtable.
Several topics were discussed at the discussion, including the need to protect grant funding for local police departments to carry out their duty, the importance of building a trusting relationship between the community and law enforcement agencies, and ways to improve local-state-federal interagency relationships more efficient to better serve the needs of the community.
Congressman Gimenez at the roundtable discussion with members of the Miami-Dade Police Department, Monroe County Police Department, and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation.
“I’ll always have your back. I had your back when I served as Mayor of Miami-Dade County, and I have your back now as a Member of Congress. Count on me to get you the resources and the help you need to keep our communities and our families safe,” Gimenez told the law enforcement officials.
The participants at the roundtable were:
Miami-Dade Police Department Director – Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez
Monroe County Sheriff’s Office - Lt. Paul Bean
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation – Captain Tom Shipp
Miami-Dade Police Department – Major Andrew Glass
Miami-Dade Police Department – Major Vanessa Holden
Miami-Dade Police Department – Captain Ryan Howett
Office of Mayor Daniella Levine Cava – Tomas Alcala