The North Miami Police Department “Officer of the Month” for March 2022 is Officer Kevin Crespo. Officer Kevin Crespo is assigned to the COPS Unit.
Officer Crespo was patrolling in the area of N.E. 128th Street and 8th Avenue, when he observed a male running with a laptop. At the same time, a victim approached Officer Crespo in a panic, directing him towards the subject running away with the laptop. The victim informed Officer Crespo that he was robbed by the fleeing subject. Without hesitation, Officer Crespo sprang into action attempting to stop the subject, while providing detailed radio transmissions to responding officers. The subject tossed the laptop underneath a parked vehicle near N.E. 7th Avenue and 129th Street. The subject continued to flee on foot but, Officer Crespo was able to catch up with him. The subject was eventually detained by Officer Crespo and later taken into custody as other units arrived at the scene to assist. Officer Crespo's swift actions and bravery, not only resulted in the victim's laptop being recovered, but it may have prevented the subject from victimizing others. The aforementioned action taken by Officer Crespo truly exemplified the North Miami Police Department's motto of “Making a Positive Impact.” Officer Crespo dedication to the community and his commitment to serving and protecting are evident.