Sunny Isles Beach Police: Improving Interactions For All Parties Involved

June 30, 2022

The Sunny Isles Beach Police Department’s Autism Outreach Program allows officers to better serve those in the community who live with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Through this program, the department hopes to maintain a database of Autistic individuals they may interact with in hopes of improving their response. Participation is voluntary and is only available for individuals who reside in the City of Sunny Isles Beach.

To participate in the program a submission form is to be filled out with information about the person with ASD. By submitting the form, the information regarding the individual with ASD will be sent directly to Sunny Isles Beach Police Department’s Communications Unit to input into their database. Your information will be maintained in accordance with Florida Public Records law. As such, any information that is confidential or exempt will not be released to the public.

This process will allow officers who are responding to an incident involving a person with ASD to appropriately prepare for and handle the situation. Ultimately, through the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department’s Autism Outreach Program, they will be improving these interactions for all parties involved.

For additional information, please email autism@sibpd.net or to complete the submission form online visit: https://sunnyislesfl.seamlessdocs.com/w/Autism_Outreach_Program

Vehicle & Home Decals

As part of the Autism Outreach Program, The Sunny Isles Beach Police Department is providing decals for the participant’s vehicle(s) and home. Vehicle decals should be placed inside the vehicle on the bottom lefthand (driver’s) side of the rear window. Home decals should be placed in a visible location at the entrance of the participant’s home on the front door or a window.

Decals may be picked up at the records window in the Police Department in the Sunny Isles Beach Government Center, 18070 Collins Avenue, Monday-Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

If you have any further questions, please email autism@sibpd.net.