Paul AcostaCriminal Investigation Section
Major Paul L. Acosta began his law enforcement career in 1991 in North Carolina and
joined the Miami Beach Police Department in 1995. He has served in a
variety of capacities and positions of rank including: executive officer
of the North Beach area, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), liaison to the Office
of Emergency Management, special events, support services, and patrol
operations. Captain Acosta has also served as a trainer for a number of disciplines
within the Department. His most recent assignment was as the Major of patrol
operations for the Mid-Beach area.
Major Acosta has received numerous honors and awards during his career including the
Miami Beach Police Department's Life Saving Award. He is also an honorably
discharged veteran of the United States Marine Corps, where he was awarded the
"Combat Action Ribbon" and the prestigious Navy/Marine Corps "Achievement Medal."
Captain Acosta is currently completing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal