'It’s Time.' Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez Will Retire In January

Dec 20, 2019

After a career of almost 30 years with Miami-Dade police — four of them as director — Juan Perez is stepping down in January, Perez announced Friday.

“My family and I have decided that the time has come to move on to the next chapter of our lives,” he shared on Twitter. “As such, I wanted to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you for the opportunity to serve this wonderful community for the last 29 1/2 years, with the last four years being highlighted as your police director.”

Perez, who turns 52 in January, said Friday he just felt it was time. His last day will be Jan. 12.

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