Getting Restored

Side view of Building prior to Restoration

Side view of Building prior to Restoration

The restoration of the Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum was accomplished with funding assistance from the City of Miami, the members of the City Miami Retired Police Officers Community Benevolent Association (COM-R-POCBA), and a generous grant from the Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources.

City of Miami Retired Police Officers Community Benevolent Association (COM-R-POCBA) is a 501©3 non-profit corporation organized by retired police officers (many of whom served in the Black precinct) from the City of Miami Police Department. Each member of the corporation is a volunteer with the experience and expertise of public service, especially, in the targeted area of Overtown.  They are all dedicated to public service, to the cause of preserving their experience as it relates to Black History, and to the evolution of law enforcement in this great country of America.

The movement to preserve the precinct was initiated by the City of Miami Retired Police Officers Community Benevolent Association (COM-R-POCBA) and City Commissioner Arthur E. Teele, Jr.

Project completion and the museum opening were greatly assisted by members of  COM-R-POCBA, the City of Miami and Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones.