William Hernandez

Police Department
Title: Chief of Police
Phone: 305-948-2995
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William Hernandez was appointed Chief of Police of the North Miami Beach Police Department on Tuesday, January 5, 2016.  Prior to his appointment, Chief Hernandez had served as the Deputy Chief for the North Miami Beach Police Department since March 2014. In this capacity, Chief Hernandez served over Uniform Services, which included Uniform Patrol, Community Policing, Special Response Units, Marine Patrol, K-9 Unit, the Field Training Program and the Motor Units.
Prior to his appointment as Deputy Chief, Chief Hernandez had amassed extensive law enforcement experience for 26 years while serving the citizens of unincorporated Miami-Dade County as a Lieutenant with the Miami-Dade Police Department.  He served over the General Investigations Unit, Administration Section, the Town of Cutler Bay Commander, Mounted Patrol, Medical Crimes, the Pharmaceutical Diversion Unit, Contractor Fraud, the False Alarm Bureau, and Headquarters Security, just to name a few.
Chief Hernandez holds a High School diploma from Southwest Miami High School, a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s degree in Management and Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. 
Chief Hernandez served as President of the Hispanic Police Officer’s Association (HPOA), the second largest organization in the United States for Hispanic law enforcement officers.  He is also the founder for the HPOA Foundation, a nonprofit foundation established to aide law enforcement officers and their families who were either injured or killed in the line of duty.


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