A New Era: Edward Santiago Is The New Sunny Isles Beach Chief of Police

April 21, 2022

Interim Sunny Isles Beach Chief of Police, Edward Santiago, has been appointed and confirmed as the permanent Chief of Police for the City of Sunny Isles Beach on Tuesday, April 5. City Manager Stan Morris brought his recommendation to appoint Santiago to the permanent position of Police Chief at a Special City Commission Meeting, where Santiago was confirmed by a unanimous vote of the Commission.

“Eddie has the skills, the experience, and the drive to lead our police department into a new era,” says Sunny Isles Beach City Manager, Stan Morris. “He is connected to the Sunny Isles Beach community and has earned their trust and the trust of our City Commission.”

Santiago has over 25 years of experience in law enforcement. Prior to his appointment as Police Chief, Santiago served as Captain since 2020. When former interim Chief of Police Michael Grandinetti announced his retirement in February 2022, Captain Santiago was appointed as Interim Chief of Police. A founding member of the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department in 1998, Santiago worked his way up the ranks from Officer to Detective, Corporal, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Interim Chief of Police and now full-time Chief of Police.

“I am honored and ready to lead our incredible team,” says Chief Santiago. “It’s all about the community. We are listening to what residents want and addressing their concerns so that we provide the best public safety for everyone who lives, works or visits Sunny Isles Beach.”

The public is invited to the swearing in of the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department’s fourth Chief of Police, Edward Santiago, on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 6:30 pm. Media vehicles may use the Sunny Isles Beach Government Center parking lot on the south side of the Government Center. For additional information or questions, please contact Sergeant Brian Schnell at 305.792.1792 (desk) or 954.299.9601 (cell).