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Dwayne S. Flournoy - Chief of Police
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Professional Background

Chief Dwayne S. Flournoy joined the Hallandale Beach Police Department in 1987 after serving three years in the United States Army as a Military Policeman. During his career, he has worked a number of assignments including Patrol Officer, School Resource Officer, Gang Officer and SWAT team member and leader. Chief Flournoy has also worked in an undercover capacity assisting federal law enforcement agencies in dismantling drug trafficking organizations.

Professional Career
In 1997, Chief Flournoy was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to Uniformed Patrol Division, where he worked until his transfer to the Special Operations Division in 2002. In 2005, he was promoted to Captain and assigned to the Uniformed Patrol Division. In 2007, he was promoted to Major and assigned to the Investigative Services Division. In 2010, he was promoted to Deputy Chief of Police and in 2011 he was appointed Chief of Police.

Major Studies & Accreditations
  • Bachelor degree in Public Administration from Barry University in Miami
  • Master's degree in Public Administration from Barry University in Miami
  • Graduate of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Senior Leadership Program, Class 7
  • Graduate of the FBI's Florida Executive Development Seminar in Orlando
  • Graduate of FBI National Academy #231

Professional Awards
  • Chamber of Commerce Award
  • Medal of Valor
  • Officer of the Quarter
  • Unit Citation Award
  • Supervisor of the Year
  • Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer from United States Attorney General's Office
  • Meritorious Service Awards

Community Involvement
Chief Flournoy is committed to excellence and strives to provide the highest quality of services to the diverse Hallandale Beach communities. He truly believes in the inspirational saying, "Of those to whom much is given much is required."

Chief Flournoy can be reached at (954) 457-1411.

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Miguel "Mike" Martinez - Major
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Professional Background
Miguel "Mike" Martinez became a Major with the Hallandale Beach Police Department in April of 2011.  He currently oversees the department’s Uniform Patrol Division.  The Uniform Patrol Divisions includes the department’s patrol operations, Community Involvement Unit, and Traffic Unit.   

Major Martinez has served the Hallandale Beach community since 1995 when he started with the police department as a uniformed patrol officer. He served as a patrol officer, property crimes detective, narcotics detective, marine patrol officer, Special Weapons and Tactics team member, forfeiture officer, and training officer during his initial tenure with the department. Mike then attended law school and went into private practice as a labor and employment attorney serving private and public sector employers in South Florida. After a few years in private practice, Mike's combination of legal experience and his diverse background in law enforcement eventually brought him back home to the Hallandale Beach Police Department.  From July of 2006 until his promotion to Major in 2011, Mike oversaw the Internal Affairs operations of our department.


Professional Career
Prior to his initial tenure with Hallandale Beach in 1995, Mike's criminal justice career included experience with the United States Air Force Security Police, the Florida Department of Corrections, and the FBI’s Miami Field Division where he worked on assignment from the Air Force Reserve in support of counter-drug operations.

Major Studies & Accreditations

  •          Bachelors Degree from Florida International University (magna cum laude), 1999.
  •          Juris Doctorate Degree from St. Thomas University (magna cum laude), 2003.
  •          FBI National Academy Session 244, 2011.


Professional Awards
Major Martinez has received numerous commendations and awards for his exemplary police service, including the department's Community Involvement Award, Officer of the Year in 1998 as part of the Special Operations Unit, and a nomination to the nationally recognized Top Cops award in 1999.


Community Involvement
Major Martinez is an active supporter of the Hallandale Beach Police Explorers Program and the Police Athletic League (PAL) Program.

Major Martinez can be reached at 954-457-1490.





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Sonia Quinones - Captain
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Professional Background
Sonia Quinones was sworn in as a police officer for the City of Hallandale Beach in 1993. From 1994 to 1996, Captain Quinones was also a marine patrol officer, Blue Lightning Strike Force member, and Police Explorer advisor and recruiter. From 1996 to 2000, she served as a deputized Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) task force agent. In 2000, she was promoted to sergeant in the Uniformed Patrol Division, and she supervised the K9 Unit. During her seven and one half years as sergeant, she worked in the Uniformed Patrol Division, the Investigative Services Division and the Training Unit. Captain Quinones is a driver instructor and wellness instructor. By the end of 2007, she received her promotion to captain and was assigned to the Uniformed Patrol Division. While assigned to the Uniformed Patrol Division, Captain Quinones commanded the Traffic Unit, Community Involvement Unit, Marine Patrol Unit, Crisis Negotiation Team, and Field Force. Captain Quinones is currently assigned to the Administrative Services Division, where she commands the Accreditation Unit, the Training Unit, Purchasing, Property, Records, Court Liaison and Communications, as well as the preparation of the department’s annual budget.

Professional Career
Captain Quinones was a member of the DEA Task Force that removed $8.5M in narcotics from the streets of South Florida. Captain “Q” acts as one of the department’s public information officers: she has acted as liaison for the agency to multiple South Florida news/media outlets. She has acted as the department’s crisis negotiator/commander, responsible for multiple peaceful conclusions to critical situations. She has also instructed at the Citizen’s Police Academy and is a role model and mentor to young adults in the community.

Major Studies & Accreditations:

Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Barry University
• Graduate of the FBI National Academy, Session 248
• Graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police (PERF)
• Graduate of the FBI/LEEDA Command Institute for Law Enforcement Executives
• Achieved Certificate of Completion from the FIU Academy for Strategic Management
• Graduate of the FDLE Senior Leadership Program, Class 13
• Graduate of the H. Wayne Huizinga School of Business Management Program, Nova University
• Graduate of the BSO/FAU Criminal Justice Executive Program

Awards & Recognition
In 2009, Captain Quinones was awarded the South Florida Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association “Spirit of Excellence” award. She has been awarded the Officer of the Year Award, the Meritorious Service Award, the Officer of the Quarter Award, the Unit Citation Award, the Good Conduct Award, the Perfect Attendance Award, the Continuous Service Award, Certificates of Recognition from the City of Hallandale Beach and the City of North Miami, and a Certificate of Appreciation from the Hallandale Beach Police Explorers. She was nominated to Top Cops Award and received a Certificate of Appreciation from the DEA.

Community Involvement
Captain Quinones is a member of Team Hot Pursuit who participates annually in the Police Unity Tour to raise awareness of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty. She supports Hallandale Beach Crime Watch, the Special Olympics, Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Epilepsy Foundation, and American Lung Association events. Annually, she participates in Kiwanis events to support the community and serves Thanksgiving lunch to the needy and homebound. Captain Quinones also volunteers at the South Florida Wildlife Center.


Captain Quinones can be reached at 954-457-1666


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Pedro Abut - Captain
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Professional Background

Captain Abut has served the City of Hallandale Beach since 1998. During his career, he has worked a variety of assignments including patrol officer, field training officer, money laundering detective, street crimes detective, undercover narcotics detective, forfeiture officer, and SWAT team member and leader.

Professional Career
In 2006, he was promoted to sergeant and assigned to the Uniformed Patrol Division’s Traffic Unit, where he worked until his transfer to the Investigative Services Division in 2009. On April 16, 2011, he was promoted to captain and assigned to the Investigative Services Division.

Major Studies & Accreditations
  • Masters Degree in Emergency Management, Lynn University
  • Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice Administration, California State University
  • Graduate of the Command Officer’s Development Course
  • Graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police

Professional Awards
  • Unit Citation Award
  • Meritorious Service Award
  • Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year from the United States Attorney’s Office
  • Joint Law Enforcement Recognition Award from the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Community Involvement
Captain Abut can often be seen at many city and community functions throughout the year. He also collaborates with the local colleges so interns can complete their volunteer/community service hours for college graduation. Captain Abut is also committed to the objective of delivering high quality police services while preparing the police department for future challenges.

Captain Abut can be reached at (954) 457-1426.


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Paul Robert - Captain
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Professional Background
Paul Robert has served the Hallandale Beach Community since 1997. Paul immediately began studying and utilizing the principles of community policing. His efforts earned him the officer of the year award for 1999. In 2001 he became a school resource office at Hallandale Adult Community Center. In 2002, he enrolled in evening program at Nova Southeastern Law School while working full-time as an officer. He graduated and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2006.

Professional Career
In December of 2006, he was promoted to the rank of sergeant and assigned to the Uniformed Patrol Division. In April of 2007 he was transferred to the Community Police Partnerships Division. While in the Community Police Partnerships Division he managed the Weed & Seed grant and wrote several other successful grant proposals. In January of 2010, he was appointed to the rank of captain and assumed command of the newly created Community Involvement Unit, which encompassed the Traffic Unit, Community Policing Unit, Selective Enforcement Team, and K-9 Unit. As of April 2011, he has been assigned as the Bravo Shift Commander.

Major Studies & Accreditations
  • Juris Doctorate Degree from Nova Southeastern University
  • Masters Degree in Criminology from Florida International University
  • Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Florida International University
  • Graduate of PERF Senior Management Institute for Police at Boston University
  • Graduate of the University of Louisville’s Southern Police Institute Command Officers Development Course
  • Graduate of the FBI’s Command Institute for Law Enforcement Executives
  • Graduate of FDLE’s Florida Leadership Academy

Professional Awards
Captain Robert has received numerous commendations and awards for his exemplary police service, including the department's Community Involvement Award, Officer of the Year in 1999, the Unit Citation for 2008, and a Life Saving Award.

Community Involvement
Captain Robert is an active supporter of the Hallandale Beach Police Explorers Program and the Police Athletic League (PAL) Program. He can be found at many Chamber, Kiwanis, and Rotary events. Since 1997 he has participated in the department annual Christmas events for the needy, and he has personally managed our Shop with a Cop event for the last four years.

Captain Robert can be reached at 954-457-1448.


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Stuart Shook - Captain
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Professional Background
Stuart Shook has served the Hallandale Beach Community since 1994. Stuart has served numerous assignments during his tenure. He served as a patrol officer, narcotics detective, money laundering detective, S.W.A.T. team member, marine patrol officer and field training officer.

Professional Career
In September 2006, Stuart was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and was assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division. While serving as a supervisor in the Uniform Patrol Division he was also responsible for the Marine Patrol Unit. November 2007, Stuart was transferred to Investigative Services Division where he served for  three years. January 2011, He was transferred to Uniform Patrol Division where he was the supervisor of the Selective Enforcement Unit. He recently has been promoted to the rank of captain where he currently is in command of the Uniform Patrol Division alpha shift.

Major Studies & Accreditations
  • Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice
  • Graduate of the Southern Police Institute, Command Officer Development Course
  • Florida Leadership Academy

Professional Awards
Captain Shook has received numerous awards and commendations during his tenure which include: Officer of the Year, Officer of the Quarter Award and Unit Citation Award.

Community Involvement
Captain Shook participates in many city sponsored events which include Shop with a Cop, Martin Luther King Celebration, Crime Watch and Citizens' Police Academy.

Captain Shook can be reached at 954-457-1445.


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Michel Michel - Captain
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Professional Background
Michel Michel has served the Hallandale Beach community since 2002. During his career, he has worked numerous assignments, including patrol officer, marine patrol supervisor, Blue Lightning Strike Force member, SWAT team assistant commander, hostage negotiator, and crimes against persons detective assigned to the Investigative Services Division.

Professional Career
In July 2007, Michel was promoted to the rank of sergeant and assigned to the Uniformed Patrol Division. One year later he was assigned to the Traffic Unit along with the added responsibility of being the special events supervisor. In April of 2011, he was appointed to the rank of captain and assumed command of the Community Involvement Unit, which encompasses the Traffic Unit, Community Policing Unit, Selective Enforcement Team, and K-9 Unit.

Major Studies & Accreditations:
  • Associate in Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Miami-Dade College
  • Currently completing a Bachelors Degree

Professional Awards
Captain Michel has received numerous commendations and awards to include Supervisor of the Year, Meritorious Service Awards, Officer of the Quarter Award, Unit Citation Award, Good Conduct Awards, Perfect Attendance Award, Continuous Service Award, Certificates of Recognition from the City of Hialeah and Special Olympics Appreciation Award.

Community Involvement
Captain Michel participates in the Hallandale Beach Crime Watch National Nights Out, Special Olympics and multiple city sponsored events, has instructed at the Citizens' Police Academy and participated as a rider in the Police Unity Tour as a member of Team Hot Pursuit (bicycle team).

Captain Michel can be reached at 954-457-1414.


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Evelyn Heath, Training Coordinator
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Professional Background
Evelyn Heath has worked in the Law Enforcement Community for over 35 years. She began her career as a dispatcher for the Town of Davie Police Department in 1975, eventually being promoted to secretary assigned to the chief of police. She was hired in 1980 as a police officer for the City of Hollywood Police Department where she served for 30 years. During her career with Hollywood, Evelyn had numerous assignments which included the Uniformed Patrol Division, Vice, Intelligence and Narcotics Unit and the Personnel Unit.

Professional Career
Evelyn spent 12 years, as a detective assigned to the Vice, Intelligence and Narcotics Unit. She worked in an undercover capacity and was responsible for investigating major drug trafficking organizations.

While assigned to the Personnel Unit as a background investigator, Evelyn was responsible for recruiting prospective applicants for police officers, administering computer voice stress analysis tests as well as conducting background investigations on sworn and non-sworn personnel. During her tenure with Hollywood, she played a vital role in the hiring of more than 300 sworn and non-sworn personnel. Evelyn was also assigned as a field training officer where she was instrumental in the training of new recruits.

Studies & Awards
Associate in Arts Degree in Business Administration from Broward College

Professional Awards
Evelyn has been the recipient of numerous commendations throughout her career. She was also recognized by Crime Stoppers for her outstanding contribution and support.


Evelyn can be reached at 954-457-1464.

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Accreditation

Overview
The process of review, rewrite and approval of the department’s General Orders (policies and procedures) was assigned in January of 2004.

Accreditation Compliance & Standards
The Hallandale Beach Police Department applied to the Commission for Florida Accreditation (CFA) and had two years to complete a self-assessment to become compliant with accreditation standards. We had our final CFA assessment and were awarded professional accreditation status in February of 2007.

Accreditation Process

The accreditation office revised and/or created over 100 general orders to ensure compliance with professional standards. This process required an in-depth review of every aspect of the police department’s organization, management, operations, and administration. It served as the yardstick to measure the effectiveness of the police department’s programs and services. It also streamlined operations, providing more consistency and more effective deployment of our agency’s work force.

Assessment Process
The assessment process took three days for CFA assessors to examine the facility, equipment, and records. They accompanied police officers during their tours of duty, questioned supervisors, police officers, and civilian personnel as to their job descriptions and responsibilities. They also examined the various functions and responsibilities of all individuals within the agency.

The accreditation process, as is quite evident, required substantial in-house training. The Accreditation Unit coordinated efforts with the Training Unit to familiarize all department personnel with the newly established policies, procedures, directives and all operational changes associated with them.

Process Objective
Accreditation is a coveted award which symbolizes professionalism, excellence, and competence. Employees of the Hallandale Beach Police Department take pride in the certification and professional status. The men and women of the department are well aware that we represent the very best in law enforcement. Accreditation provides our agency with a "stamp of approval” and well-deserved recognition of all employees' concerted efforts to be the best we can be.


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