DORAL, FL – On January 11th, Edwin Lopez was elected by unanimous vote during a City of Doral Council meeting as the new Chief of Police of Doral’s Police Department.
“I’m very grateful for this opportunity to be part of the Doral family… I’m very passionate when it comes to safety and security,” said Lopez, whose last job was as the chief of Miami-Dade County Schools Police Department, when he addressed the audience during the meeting.
About this, Barbara Hernandez, Doral’s City Manager and who appointed him for this position, said the decision of choosing the ideal candidate for Chief of Police wasn’t made lightly and was based on several factors, including past practices and personal policies.
“Chief Edwin Lopez qualifications and effective leadership will be an asset to our organization. Its trajectory as a chief of Miami-Dade Schools Police Department has exemplifies the experience and knowledge that will be key in evaluating our Doral Police Department.”
The new Doral Police Chief has been an employee of the Miami-Dade County Public School’s District for over twenty-three years. He was also a Physical Education Teacher within the District before joining MDSPD as a School Resource Officer.
While an SRO, he was named officer of the year and was awarded the Life Saving award twice. He worked his way up the ranks as a Detective, Sergeant, Commander, Major, Deputy Chief, and in 2018 was appointed as the Chief of Police.