Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho was joined by school board members, Miami-Dade Schools Police Department (M-DSPD) Chief Edwin Lopez, School Police officers and their families and friends for a recent swearing-in ceremony at Miami Senior High School.
In addition to 45 new M-DSPD officers who were sworn in, 23 others were promoted for their commitment to protecting schools and students. The hiring of these additional officers will allow M-DSPD to continue increasing its presence in schools.
The newly hired officers include a certified firefighter and EMT (Emergency Medical Technician), former officers from the Miami Springs, Coral Gables and Hialeah police departments, various M-DCPS alumni, collegiate athletes, as well as U.S. Marine Corps and Army veterans.
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