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1997

1. North Miami Police

Thomas S. Hood was named interim Chief of Police June 30, 1997, after being promoted to Assistant Chief of Police in April 1997. In 1997 the department had 118 sworn officers and 55 civilian support personnel, for a total staff of 163. In the two months following his appointment the Family Violence Unit was implemented. He was named Chief of Police on November 10, 1997. He arranged the departmentís first Community Open House and Family Day. Under Chief Hood the move into the new Sergeant Steven E. Bauer Police Building was completed. The new building included a training classroom, community meeting room, men and womenís locker rooms and a fully equipped gym. He also provided the patrol officers with laptop computers in their police vehicles.