Media Contact: Kassandra Timothe, Public Information Officer
City of North Miami
305-893-6511, ext. 12106
ktimothe@northmiamifl.gov

24-YEAR NORTH MIAMI POLICE DEPARTMENT VETERAN LARRY JURIGA APPOINTED POLICE CHIEF

North Miami, FL – 3/1/2018

Larry Juriga has been selected to fill the position of Police Chief of the North Miami Police Department (NMPD). Juriga has served as Acting Police Chief since May 5, 2017. North Miami City Manager, Larry M. Spring, Jr., CPA made the decision to appoint Juriga as Chief effective today after conducting a nationwide candidate search.

Juriga joined the NMPD in 1994, as a patrol officer. He was subsequently appointed to Assistant Chief of the NMPD in 2010. Born and raised in North Miami, Chief Juriga has served the North Miami community for over 30 years.

“I am extremely humbled and honored to serve the great residents and businesses of North Miami,” said Juriga. “I look forward to leading our police department as we provide top-quality customer service to all of our residents. As Chief, my primary focus in the coming months will be to build community trust through transparency and engagement, enhance youth opportunities through mentoring, and strengthening the police department's culture through professionalism and respect.” Juriga’s career with the City of North Miami began in 1987 in the Parks and Recreation Department.  He later joined the NMPD in 1994, in the Uniform Patrol Section.  He was transferred into the General Investigations Unit in 1997, where he handled major criminal cases as a detective. In 1998, he joined NMPD’s S.W.A.T. team.  

Juriga is a member of the Miami-Dade County Association of Chiefs of Police, the FBI National Academy Associates, the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Juriga holds a Bachelor’s of Criminal Justice from Barry University and a Master of Public Administration from Florida International University.  

Juriga will be available today from 3:30 – 5 p.m. for media interviews. Please contact Kassandra Timothe, Public Information Officer for details.  
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