The Miami-Dade County Commission confirmed Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez’s appointment of J.D. Patterson Jr. as the Miami-Dade Police Department’s new director at its Feb. 5 meeting. Patterson assumed his new role immediately overseeing the department’s 4,065 employees and $526 million budget.
“Director Patterson’s proven experience, leadership skills and unquestionable integrity make him the ideal person to lead our Police Department,” Mayor Gimenez said. “He rose through the ranks and has a unique understanding of our community and the department’s operations, its policies and management.”