Motor Officer Lisa Ferro, who is part of the Palmetto Bay Village Policing Unit and is currently the only female in the Miami-Dade Police Department’s Motors (motorcycles) Unit, was recognized by the village on July 16 when Mayor Eugene Flinn presented her with a framed copy of her cover photo from “Heat,” a publication produced by the PBA of Dade.
On the magazine cover the photo shows Officer Ferro with her 2-year-old daughter, Dylan.
According to Sergeant Dennys Fernandez from Miami-Dade Police Department, “In order to be a certified Motor Officer with the Miami-Dade Police Department, Officer Lisa Ferro endured a required two weeks of basic police motorcycle training class which is both physically and emotionally draining. When referring to the basic motorcycle officer training class, fellow officers usually say that, ‘It is one of the toughest police training schools to pass,’”
Sergeant Fernandez said that Ferro is proof that you can reach difficult goals and expectations if you have the drive and passion within you.
“Don’t ever give up, especially when you are told that you will never succeed,” Officer Ferro said.
Mayor Flinn praised her dedication as both a Motor Officer and a mother and said her recognition was well deserved.
“Thank you for all your hard work and for being a role model for all — especially to women and youth,” Mayor Flinn said.
“Keeping our village safe and raising a family. Let us not forget the personal family side our officers have to balance.”