Aerial Oversight: Navigating the Pros and Cons of Coral Gables’ Drone Surveillance Experiment”

The City of Coral Gables has made a significant leap into the future of policing with the approval of the “Drone as First Responder” pilot program, in partnership with the company Bond. For a span of three months and a…

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New Leadership Takes Over At Coral Gables Fraternal Order Of Police, Following Landslide Election

The Coral Gables Fraternal Order of Police held its board elections last month and opted for new leadership in landslide results. Elected were President Christopher Challenger (74.7%), Vice President Joseph Cramer (68.1%), Secretary Eduardo Castaneda (75.2%), State Trustee Velier Zaccheo…

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55 Years Later, The Murder Of CGPD Officer Walter Stathers Still Unsolved, As Miami-Dade Police Homicide Re-Opens Case

It was six days before Christmas in 1967. Coral Gables Police Officer Walter Stathers, a fourteen-year veteran of the department, was on patrol. Stathers, 45, had last taken a call at 2:59AM responding to a disturbance on San Vicente Street….

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Coral Gables Crime Watch Wins Safe In The 305 Grant Program

Official Press Release from Coral Gables Crime Watch Coral Gables Crime Watch proudly announces being selected as one of 32 recipients out of over 100 applicants who applied for the Safe in the 305 Grant Program. This grant is an…

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CGPD To Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint Friday Night

Official Coral Gables Police Department Press Release On Friday, September 2, 2022, the Coral Gables Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Unit along with officers from multiple agencies, will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint at the 5600 block of Southwest 8 Street….

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CGPD Survey Aims To Get Resident Feedback On Public Safety

According to the City of Coral Gables’ website, on June 22, 2022, the City of Coral Gables Police Department posted an online survey to learn about resident’s thoughts on public safety. Accompanying the survey is a letter from Police Chief…

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Two Teens In Custody Following Robbery That Left Maintenance Worker Dead, Near Miracle Mile Friday

Maintenance worker Javier Romero-Gil was shot and killed Friday morning in the garbage bay of 10 Aragon Avenue, following an attempted robbery by two teenagers. Romero-Gil was 67. The incident occurred Friday morning just after 10:00 AM, when Police say…

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Coral Gables Police To Use First Responder Drones At Biltmore Fourth Of July Festivities

The City of Coral Gables and the Biltmore Hotel are pleased to announce the return of the July 4 celebration and Fireworks Extravaganza. For the Coral Gables Police Department (CGPD), the safety of our residents and visitors is a top…

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Coral Gables Names Thomas “Pat” Hanlon Assistant Police Chief

The City of Coral Gables Police Department named Thomas ” Pat” Hanlon Assistant Chief of Police. He assumes the post created by the retirement of Hajir Nuriddin. “It’s great to welcome Pat to the Coral Gables family,” said Police Chief…

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Resident Safety Concerns Not A Priority For Police Chief Or City Manager

On March 28, 2022, Gables Insider‘s Ariel Fernandez emailed Coral Gables Mayor Vince Lago, as a resident, regarding his concern with the growing number of accidents he was seeing on Granada Boulevard north of Coral Way. In particular, the blocks…

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