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1. North Miami Police

On January 14, 2002, Gwendolyn V. Boyd-Savage was named Chief of Police. Chief Boyd-Savage is North Miamiís current top law enforcement officer and the first African-American chief in the history of the department. In Chief Boyd-Savageís short tenure, she has expanded the Community Policing concept and promoted the departmentís first minority to the rank of Commander. She has implemented the departmentís first Strategic Management Plan (2002-2005), clearly defining the departmentís goals, objectives and strategies. A computerized statistical analysis tool (CompStat) has been implemented to better analyze crime patterns and therefore develop and evaluate proactive crime reduction strategies. A Community Policing Coalition group has also been formed so that the community and police can work together on matters of mutual interest and concern.