Local news- Press Release
North Miami Beach Florida - Swearing In Ceremony for Interim Chief of Police Harvette S . Smith 28 June 2022 ( news )
North Miami Beach , state Florida ( By Press Release office)
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The City of North Miami Beach will promote
Interim Chief Harvette S . Smith
Chief of Police
NMB Police Department ( NMBPD )
. The Office of the City Manager will host a Swearing - In Ceremony at the Julius Littman Performing Arts Theater on
Thursday , July 7 , 2022
, starting at 2:00 p . m . ( located at 17011 NE 19th Avenue , North Miami B......each , FL 33162 ) .
Interim Chief Harvette S . Smith began her career as a Clerk Typist with the NMBPD in 1990 . In this role , Interim Chief Smith fully immersed herself in the field of law enforcement . Interim Chief Smith decided to continue to grow within the department by becoming a Police Communications Officer ( PCO ) in 1993 . After working in dispatch for a few years , Interim Chief Smith pursued her goal of becoming a police officer and attended the Police Academy , where she graduated in 1998 .
After 32 years of service , Interim Chief Smith made departmental history by becoming the first African American to be promoted to her current position as Interim Chief on March 4 , 2022 .
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