The Committee shall consist of fourteen (14) voting members. The members shall be direct appointments with the Mayor and City Commissioners each making two (2) individual appointments.
As per Sec. 2-190.40, the voting members of the Committee shall have knowledge of and interest in Police Community Relations and their impact on the City of Miami Beach. Recommendation for appointment to all voting and nonvoting membership selected by the Mayor and Commission shall be encouraged to be obtained from the Spanish-American League Against Discrimination (S.A.L.A.D.); the League of United Latin American Citizens (L.U.L.A.C.); the Anti-Defamation League (A.D.L.); the Dade Action Pact; the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (N.A.A.C.P.); the League of Women Voters and the other organizations deemed appropriate.
Per Resolution 2023-32670 the Mayor and City Commission request the Police/Citizens Relations Committee to advise the Administration and City Commission on public safety matters pertaining to upcoming Spring Break 2024 and its impact on the quality of life of our City, including making recommendations as to the needs and concerns of the public and the businesses in the City, and how those needs can best be met, as well as recommendations on how to improve the City's response to unruly crowds and mayhem brought by every Spring Break period.
The mission of the Police/Citizen Relations Committee is to recommend and endorse programs and projects that will enhance the well-being of the residents and visitors of Miami Beach and to provide advice to the city commission pertaining to community/police relations with the aim of improving the public’s confidence in government and in particular, the police department of the city.