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Posted on: July 19, 2023

North Miami Mayor Congratulates New Chief of Police, Cherise Gause

July 18, 2023

The City of North Miami community is pleased to welcome and congratulate Chief Cherise Gause on being appointed as the new Chief of Police. Mayor Alix Desulme, Ed.D., expressed utmost confidence in the capabilities of Chief Gause and anticipates a safer and more secure future for the city under her distinguished leadership. 

With a 30-year career in law enforcement, Chief Gause brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated a deep commitment to serving Miami-Dade County and upholding the values of integrity, fairness, and justice. Chief Gause ability to inspire and lead her team is unparalleled, and we are confident that under her guidance, our police department will continue to be a shining example for other law enforcement agencies. 

‘We welcome Chief Gause to this esteemed position and entrust her with the crucial responsibility of leading our police force," stated Mayor Desulme. "I have full faith in her capacity to navigate through these challenges with resilience, compassion, and a commitment to upholding the highest standards of integrity and professionalism." 

Mayor Desulme gives his unwavering support as the safety and security of our community have always been a top priority. In the coming weeks, Chief Gause will work closely with the Mayor’s Office to assess current policing practices and develop strategies that address the specific needs of North Miami. 

For media questions or to schedule an interview with North Miami Mayor Alix Desulme, Ed.D., contact


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About the City of North Miami

North Miami is a suburban city located in northeast Miami-Dade County, Florida. It is roughly 10 miles (16 km) north of Miami. The city lies on Biscayne Bay which surrounds the Biscayne Bay Campus of Florida International University. North Miami is home to a diverse demographic of residents. With more than 64,000 residents, North Miami is the sixth largest city in Miami-Dade County. We are home to the Oleta River State Park; the largest urban park in the Florida State Park System and the nationally accredited Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA North Miami).

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