The operation of the Troop E Florida Highway Patrol Communications Center is under the command of the District II Commander. The Communications Center encompasses Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. The 31 Duty Officers and 4 Duty Officer Supervisors maintain 24 hour continuous radio communications for the Florida Highway Patrol Troopers and supervisors, as well as officers and agents of the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Beverage, Florida Department of Transportation Motor Carrier Compliance Division, State Fire Marshals, Department of Insurance Fraud, Department of Environmental Protection, U.S. Marshals, Medical Fraud, Department of Agriculture, and the Office of the Attorney General.
The Communications Center also utilizes the interagency frequencies of Miami-Dade and Monroe County police agencies. Duty Officers are trained and proficient with dispatch procedures, use of computer aided dispatch system, and the use of the FCIC/NCIC system.
The Troop E Records Department is under the supervision of the District II Commander. The District II Commander directly supervises the four records clerks. All written reports generated by Troop E personnel are maintained in the Records Department. The clerks serve the general public by fulfilling walk-in, and mail-in request for public records.
A ten (10) percent increase in traffic enforcement production will be their goal. Furthermore, an increase in enforcement details (i.e., radar, vascar, saturation patrol) will be planned in crash-prone areas. Members of the motorcycle unit will also respond to crashes to alleviate the backup of calls when the districts are at a minimum staffing. The motorcycle sergeant will create a standard for presidential motorcades for all local agencies to use as a guide.
The tactical response team goal is to continue training enabling every member on the team to be tactically, physically and mentally prepared to confront any situation that will require the activation of the team. The TRT has committed to have a maximum response time to any location within Dade and Monroe County of 90 minutes, starting from the time of initial call to arrival on scene.
Will maintain the high level of drug interdiction and currency seizure that has characterized the Troop E Canine unit. Continue to assist other agencies as part of a combined team in the attack against drug trafficking.