Lt. Jorge Carreño joins the Village Policing Unit

By Gary Alan Ruse….
Lieutenant Jorge Carreño has joined the Palmetto Bay Village Policing Unit as executive officer/ operations commander.

The young and personable veteran of the Miami-Dade Police Department explained his duties in a recent interview.

“I am assigned the day-to-day operations of the Village Policing Unit as assigned by the Policing Unit commander First Lt. Gregory Truitt,” Carreño said. “I am tasked with supervising the General Investigations and Crime Prevention Unit, Community Outreach Unit, Motors Unit, Uniform Patrol and Administrative Section.”

Carreño, who currently is a resident of Miami Springs, previously was assigned as the General Investigations Unit Commander at the Miami-Dade Police Department’s Hammocks District. He has served the Miami-Dade Police Department for 23 years, of which 18 years were in investigative units.

“I believe that working in the village is a chance to improve the community-related policing environment that produces the optimum results in crime-fighting effects,” Carreño said. “The officers in this unit are able to work closely with the citizens and village government because of the personal relationships they can establish.

“Because of the lack of crime trends in the village, this unit can dedicate its resources to proactive and preventative policing as opposed to a reactive approach,” he said. “I am looking forward to continuing the exemplary police service that the citizens of the Village of Palmetto Bay are accustomed to.”

Although settled into his new office, Carreño soon will be making the move with other members of the Village Policing Unit and Village Hall staff once the nearly completed Village Hall building in the Franjo Triangle is ready for occupancy.

Carreño said he is pleased to be serving in the village.

“I view this assignment as an opportunity to continue to sustain and excel the level of police service in the Village of Palmetto Bay, which has been a model for other policing units within Miami-Dade County.”

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