Town Council honors former Commander Richard Amion

Community Wednesday, September 18, 2013


After three years of demonstrating excellence in community policing and public service, Major Richard Amion is leaving the Town of Miami Lakes Police Department to work for Miami-Dade County Police Department’s Professional Compliance Bureau. 

Amion will most be remembered for reducing the town’s police budget while implementing several crime initiatives such as Operation Crime Free, Operation Safe Summer, and Operation Spring Break. Under Amion, the town’s police department has significantly reduced the crime rate, and has continued to keep it at record lows. 

“The Town of Miami Lakes was a great assignment for me and was definitely memorable,” said Amion. “The staff and community has been nothing short of spectacular and both share a vision to better this community that I have never seen before. They have a passion and a desire to provide the best service delivery possible. 

“Miami Lakes does not need an ‘All-America City Award’ to be considered a great city – just look around at the community. Tree-lined streets, free community programs, restaurants, a movie theatre, new community centers, new roads, and a strategic plan to ensure that the ‘bar’ is raised even higher," said Amion. "Residents should all be proud of the community they live in and if they don’t live in the town, they should be proud of the services the town provides to the community, because it is by far one of the best.” 

“Service to others is a hallmark of the American character, and central to how we meet our challenges,” said Mayor Ceasar Mestre. “It is important that we honor the brave men and women who risk their lives every day to protect our safety.”

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