The School Board of Miami-Dade County
Bylaws & Policies
Unless a specific policy has been amended and the date the policy was revised is noted at the bottom of that policy, the Bylaws and Policies of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools were adopted on May 11, 2011 and were in effect beginning July 1, 2011.


The School Board authorizes the Superintendent to establish District security services, including School Police, which shall provide assistance in the following areas:

 A.prevention and detection of crime and the enforcement of the penal laws of this State as the violation occurs on or about the properties owned, leased, or controlled by the District, of students, staff members, and the school public, of school property,

 D.investigations of staff personnel, with local law enforcement agencies,

 F.preventative and consultant activities in the areas of safety and security,

 G.assistance to other law enforcement agencies as specified in Mutual Aid Agreements provided for in F.S. 23.1225,

 H.enforcement of all traffic laws of this State when such violations occur on or about property or facilities under the control of the Board as provided for in F.S. 316.640.

The specific policies and procedures requiring the organization and responsibilities of security services for the District are found in the standard operating procedures and policies of the Police Department.


The Board shall employ school police officers according to F.S. 943.13. Any individual employed as a school police officer shall also meet any other requirements established by the Superintendent.


The Board may commission school police officers for the protection and safety of school personnel, property, and students within the District pursuant to the standard operating procedures and policies of the Police Department.

F.S. 23.1225, 112.19(2)(a), 316.640, 943.13, 1001.41, 1001.42, 1006.07
F.S. 1012.22