Coral Gables Names Thomas “Pat” Hanlon Assistant Police Chief

Official City of Coral Gables Press Release


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 Edward, J. Hudak, Jr. “He is uniquely qualified and will be a great asset to the city and the department. I am especially looking forward to having him mentor our officers as we continue to develop our leadership team. An important goal of my administration is that we have the best trained and most prepared department in South Florida.”

“I would like to thank Assistant Chief Nuriddin for all she has done to improve services to residents,
businesses, visitors, and officers and believe that Pat will build upon her legacy.”

Hanlon, a seasoned professional brings more than 38-years of experience with the Miami-Dade County Police Department (MDPD) where he held several leadership roles including Assistant Director of MDPD for five years. In that role he managed more than 2,450 personnel until his retirement in 2021.

He has extensive experience directing and leading police personnel to meet law enforcement objectives, as well as profound knowledge of investigative techniques and strategic operations planning. He also brings a wealth of experience in coordinating efforts with multiple law enforcement agencies and political entities across all government levels, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Additionally, he has experience in planning and executing security for large, complex events such as the Super Bowl and College Football National Championship and playoff games.

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2 thoughts on “Coral Gables Names Thomas “Pat” Hanlon Assistant Police Chief

  1. I worked with Pat Hanlon back in the early part of our careers. He is an incredible individual and Law Enforcement professional.

  2. Why in the world would the City hire outside our own City’s PD, thereby sending the message to its rank and file officers that in-house they don’t measure up?

    Anybody out there care about morale? Another goof up by the Mayor/Commission.

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