Officer Diane Barnes
City of Pinecrest Police Department

Diane Barnes is currently a law enforcement officer with Miami-Dade Schools Police, serving as a School Resource Officer.

She started her career with the City of Miami Police Department as a Patrol officer working Liberty City where she grew up.  She has worked Street Narcotics, Training, where she was the first black female firearms instructor. Training Advisor at Miami-Dade College North, School of Justice.  Training Instructor, Coordinator, and facilitator.  She also worked investigation as a Career Criminal Investigator.  Barnes was promoted to Sergeant by Chief Calvin Ross.  She retired from the City of Miami Police Department with an Honorary promotion to Lieutenant.

Barnes was the first female president for the Miami Community Police Benevolent Association.

While working for the City of Miami Police Department she earned her Associate Degree in Criminal Justice and Bachelor’s Degree in Education.Barnes continued her Law Enforcement career with the City of Pinecrest Police Department, where she was the first black female officer.  She worked patrol as a field training officer, she was also given the task of domestic violence coordinator and elderly services.  Barnes was certified as a School Resource Officer working Pinecrest Elementary and Palmetto Elementary
Schools. She received a firearms marksman pin.   Barnes received her Masters of Public Administration.  After six years of service with Pinecrest Police department, Barnes made the decision to leave Pinecrest.