The following is a list of the patrolmen, jailors, clerks and commanders who served the City of Miami and at the Black Police Precinct and Courthouse from 1944-1963. No complete records listing the names of the officers assigned to the precinct has been located.
This list has been compiled thanks to the contributions of other officers. Many of the men listed below went on to become top detectives and supervisors with the City of Miami Police Department. We salute them for their service.
We also honor the ones not listed. If we’ve missed someone in error, please call 305-329-2513 or email email@example.com.
First Five Patrolmen
MILLEDGE, John (Killed in the Line of Duty November 1, 1946)
BOWEN, Lury (Sgt.)
BOYD, Robert (Sgt.)
BUTLER, Victor (Killed in the Line of Duty February 20, 1971)
DICKSON, Clarence (First Black MPD Chief of Police)
DUTY, Louis (Sgt.)
FERGUSON, Jerrel (Killed in the Line of Duty)
GUNN, James (Jailor)
HUNT, Joe V.
INGRAM, Robert (Became Chief of Police, Opa Locka City Manager and Miami Dade County School Board Member)
KIRKLAND, Rumfie D.
LAFLEUR, Leroy Joseph (Killed in the Line of Duty February 16, 1951)
LEWIS, Thelma (Typist Clerk)
LIGHTBOURNE, Earl (Jailor)
LUCKIE, Emanuel (Jailor)
MAPP, Calvin (Became a Circuit Court judge)
NASH, Jesse (Sgt.)
PITTS, Otis, Sr.
ROSS, Orzella (Typist Clerk)
SMITH, Leroy (Sgt.) (First Black MPD Staff Officer)
SMITH, Mildred (Typist Clerk)
SWEETING, Stanley (Jailor)
THOMPSON, Gwendolyn (Typist Clerk)
WILLIAM, Clinton (Sgt.)
WILLIAMS, Veloa (Typist Clerk)
YOUNG, Johnnie (Killed in the Line of Duty)
Captain William O’Connell
Captain George Hailer
Lt. Frank Morrow
Captain Lawrence Nolle
Lt. Keith Wilson.