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Adam Burden

Deputy Chief of Police

Pembroke Pines, FL

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Dedicated, results-driven professional with experience in Management and Organizational Leadership. Out going and positive attitude, ability to maintain excellent cooperative working relationships with co-workers and management. Continuously learning and keen on grasping new skills and concepts. Out-of-the-box decision maker and creative problem solver. Good interpersonal skills.

Work Experience

Deputy Chief of Police

Opa Locka Police Department
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February 2010 to March 2011

• Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the police department. 
• Prepared and managed departmental budget. 
• Liaison for the department to city administration.

Assistant Chief of Police

City of Miami Police Department
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Miami, FL
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July 2004 to February 2010

• Commanded the administration division City of Miami Police Department 
• Administration division is subdivided into 5 sections: -Business Management Section: prepared and managed a budget and grants totaling 140 million dollars. 
-Information and Technology Section: managed the information system for 1400 employees. 
-Support Services Section: managed the court liaison unit, which was responsible for court related appearances, records department, and maintaining national accreditation. 
-Human Resource Department: responsible for hiring and retention of employees, training, and compensation. 
-Property Section: responsible for the storage and warehousing of all property and evidence for the City of Miami Police Department.  
Police Major

Commanded the Administration Division of the Department

City of Miami Police Department
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Miami, FL
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November 1998 to July 2004

The Administration Division consists of five sections (Business Management, Information Technology, Support Services, Personnel Management, Property and Support Services), which perform the administrative and logistical functions that are crucial to the continued effective operations of the Department. Ensures that the Department has the appropriate resources, including budget, manpower, data systems, records, and equipment to support the overall law enforcement responsibilities of the Department. 
• Commanded all Patrol functions for the North District; including Model City, Little Haiti, Upper Eastside, General Investigation, and Street Level Narcotics. 
• Oversaw the implementation of the Prostitution Mapping Program. This has drastically decreased prostitution in the North District. 
• Developed and implemented the Environmental Detail. This detail since inception has been responsible for attacking illegal dumpers (residential and commercial) and related code violations citywide. 
• Chair of committee to develop a policy for tenure limitations for high profile units such as S.W.A.T., Gang Units, and all Units or Details that investigate narcotics. 
• Oversaw all major parades, demonstrations, and celebrations citywide.

Police Lieutenant

City of Miami Police Department
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Miami, FL
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July 1995 to November 1998

• Commanded the General Investigations Unit in the Internal Affairs Section. 
-Handled all walk-in complaints. 
-Investigated all discharges of firearms. 
-Investigated all allegations or impropriety throughout the police department citywide.

Police Sergeant

City of Miami Police Department
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Miami, FL
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December 1991 to July 1995

• Supervised Street Narcotic Squad. 
-Investigated all street level narcotics. 
-Performed reverse sting operations and buy-bust operations. 
-Performed various prostitution and john details. 
-Work with D.E.A, F.B.I., and other Federal Agencies. 
-Supervised Robbery and Burglary Details citywide. 
• Coordinated joint operations with neighboring law enforcement agencies.

Police Officer

City of Miami Police Department
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Miami, FL
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August 1987 to December 1991

• Undercover detective in street narcotics. 
-Performed various undercover task including reverse sting operations and buy-bust operations. 
-Performed various prostitution and john details. 
-Work with D.E.A, F.B.I., and other Federal Agencies. 
-Worked joint operations with neighboring law enforcement agencies. 
-Investigated all street level narcotics. 
• Patrol Officer. 
-Patrolled the North District on the Midnight Shift.

Education

Masters of Science in Management

St. Thomas University -
Miami, FL

December 2006

Boston University -
Boston, MA

July 2005

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts

Barry University -
Miami, FL

August 1997

Florida International University -
Miami, FL

September 1995

Management

Senior Management Institute for Police
Academy for Strategic Management