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Caribbean-American appointed Police Chief of Miami Dade Public Schools

MIAMI-DADE – The Miami-Dade County School Board recently appointed Caribbean American and native of Guyana, City of Miami Major Ian A. Moffett as its next Police Chief.

Moffett was born in Georgetown, Guyana and at the age of six, he migrated to Toronto, Canada with his parents and sister. In 1985, Major Moffett then migrated to Miami, Florida with his family. Major Moffett is currently employed by the City of Miami Police Department.

He has a total of 20 years of law enforcement experience, and possesses a Master’s of Science Degree from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Florida International University. He is also a graduate of the prestigious University of Louisville, Southern Police Institute Command Officers Development Course.

Ian A. Moffett

Major Moffett has worked and trained with Multi-Agencies regarding responding to critical incidents and has given countless workshops in the area of Youth Violence, Gang Awareness, School Safety, Weapon of Mass Destruction, Emergency Management, and tactical training. He is currently a certified instructor and holds a specialty in firearms through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Major Moffett is also an online faculty instructor for the University of Phoenix and teaches Critical Incident Management and Concepts of Physical Facility Security and Personal Protection to graduate level students. He is currently the co-chair for the Training Committee under the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Region 7 Domestic Security Task Force and the Training Representative for the City of Miami Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI). Major Moffett is also the chairman for the Florida Criminal Justice Training Center Directors Association and represents all 40 certified training centers in the state. He is currently the Vice President for the National Association of School Safety and Law Enforcement Officials (NASSLEO) and a Subject Matter Expert for the United States Department of Education on issues related to emergency management in schools.

He was previously responsible for the Miami Police Department’s Training & Personnel Development Section. Major Moffett was also the Training Center Director for the Miami Police Training Center, which is comprised of a new police college.

Previously, Major Moffett was employed with Miami-Dade Schools Police Department for over 15 years. Formerly a member of the US Army, he has given over 24 years of government service at the National, State, and Local levels.

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