Watch CBS News

Freddy Ramirez Takes Over As Miami-Dade Police Director

MIAMI (CBSMiami) - Monday marked the first day on the job for Miami-Dade's new top cop.

Deputy director Freddy Ramirez officially took over as the Miami-Dade police director.

Ramirez replaces long-time director Juan Perez, who retired Sunday.

Perez has been on the force for nearly 30 years and spent the last four as the head of the department.

On Sunday, Perez posted a video on Twitter thanking the community for letting him work beside them all these years.

It is unclear if Perez will be running for an elected office.

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.