M-D Police Major Javier Ruiz becomes new Town Police Commander

Thursday, September 14, 2017 0 Comments

Miami-Dade Police Major Javier Ruiz was introduced as the new town commander for Miami Lakes at the September 5 Town Council meeting, replacing Major Jorge Perez who was assigned to the Northside District. 

Ruiz previously served in the Armed Robbery Bureau and was one of the original police officers assigned to the Miami Lakes unit following incorporation in 2000.

He started his law enforcement career at the Northwest District in 1998, where he became a Sergeant for uniform patrol and handled general investigations and auto theft cases.

“A lot of great memories here,” said Ruiz, who grew up in Miami Lakes. “I did a lot of learning in Miami Lakes. I started out at the Northwest District 21 years ago, patrolling the streets and did my daily living and met my wife in Miami Lakes. It’s a welcome back for me and I’m very excited to be here.  

Ruiz said he plans to continue the work that Perez laid out.

“I’m building on a lot of the progress that Major Perez did as well,” he said. “I’m looking forward to working with every single one of you.”

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