‘Bad Boys’ Will Smith, Martin Lawrence named honorary Miami police officers

Stars of ‘Bad Boys for Life’ attend premiere in Miami Beach

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence receive honorary Miami police badges and a key to the city from Mayor Francis Suarez and Miami Police Chief Jorge Colina. (Miami Police Department)

MIAMI – Will Smith and Martin Lawrence have patrolled the streets of Miami as police officers in the movies, but now the stars have some badges to back them up.

The Miami Police Department named Smith and Lawrence honorary officers Monday, as well as giving the stars of “Bad Boys” a key to the city.

“They’ve earned their police badges and are always welcome here in Miami,” the department tweeted.

“Bad Boys for Life,” the third movie the two have starred in together, premiered Sunday evening in Miami Beach, with the movie set for a nationwide release Friday.

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are back in Miami for the third installment of the "Bad Boys" film franchise.