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Southern Miami Dade and Monroe County District

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Captain Waxler J. Bright
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District 3  covers the southern portion of Miami-Dade County from State Road 836 south to Key West in Monroe County. The district is comprised of 42 troopers, 11 corporals, 7 sergeants, 2 sub-district lieutenants and a senior clerk who serve Miami-Dade County. The Monroe County sub-district is comprised of 15 troopers, 3 corporals, 2 sergeants, a senior clerk and a lieutenant who serves as the sub-district commander.

This vast agricultural, commercial and residential area includes several heavily traveled limited access highways and numerous other state roads which are patrolled by the troopers of District 3. The troopers provide a 24 hour a day road patrol function and actively enforce all state traffic and criminal laws.

In addition to conducting crash investigations, the detection and apprehension of alcohol and drug impaired drivers is a primary enforcement focus. Aggressive driving, commercial motor vehicle and unlicensed driver’s license violations are also priority enforcement areas.

District 3 also includes the troop Traffic Homicide Investigations program which covers both Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. The unit is comprised of 11 corporals and 2 sergeants assigned to Miami-Dade and 3 corporals and 1 sergeant in Monroe County.

The troop Field Training Officer program is also assigned to District 3. The unit is comprised of a lieutenant and sergeant who coordinate and oversee the field training process for newly assigned troopers from the FHP Academy.


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