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List of Miami police chiefs since 1921

November 3, 1905: Miami's first police chief was making $65 a month and the city council presented him with a gold badge

  • Rodolfo Llanes was named police chief Dec. 15 and is set to retire October 2016.
  • Manuel Orosa was named police chief in 2011 and will retire January 2015.
  • Miguel Exposito was police chief from 2009 to 2011
  • John Timoney was police chief from 2003 to 2009
  • Raul Martinez was police chief from 2000 to 2003
  • William O'Brien was police chief from 1998 to 2000
  • Donald Warshaw was police chief from 1994 to 1998
  • Calvin Ross was police chief from 1991 to 1994
  • Perry Anderson Jr. was police chief from 1988 to 1991
  • Clarence Dickson was the first African-American police chief from 1985 to 1988
  • Herbert Breslow was police chief from 1984 to 1985
  • Kenneth T. Harms was police chief from 1978 to 1984
  • Garland P. Watkins was police chief  from 1975 to 1978
  • Bernard L. Garmire was police chief from 1969 to 1974
  • Walter E. Headley was police chief from 1948 to 1968
  • Frank Mitchell was police chief from 1946 to 1948
  • Charles O. Nelson was police chief again from 1944 to 1946
  • Howard Leslie Quigg was police chief again from 1937 to 1944
  • John B. Rowland was police chief 1936 to 1937
  • D.D. McCreary was police chief 1933 to 1936
  • Guy C. Reeve was police chief 1928 to 1933
  • Howard Leslie Quigg was police chief from 1921 to 1928
  • Raymond F. Dillon was police chief from 1917 to 1921
  • William J. Whitman was police chief from 1914 to 1917
  • Charles Robert Ferguson was police chief from 1911 until 1914.
  • Frank B. Hardee was Miami's first police chief. He served from 1906 to 1911.
  • Miami was born in 1896 and the city's first law enforcement officer was Young F. Gray.

SOURCE: Miami Police Veterans Association