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Commander John K. Philome

Philome, John

In September 1999, Commander John K. Philome came to the City of North Miami Beach as a young teen and was afforded the opportunity to be a part of the North Miami Beach Police Department (NMBPD) as a Police Explorer in the Volunteer Services Section of the Crime Prevention Unit (CPU). After aging out of the Police Explorer Program, Commander Philome continued volunteering with the NMBPD as a Citizens Patroller and Parking Enforcement Specialist.

In June 2004, Commander Philome began his career as a Domestic Violence/Victim Witness Coordinator in the NMBPD Investigations Division.

Philome was transferred to the CPU as a Crime Prevention Specialist. In his capacity as a Crime Prevention Specialist, he coordinated and oversaw various Crime Prevention programs and supervised the Volunteer Services Section. Also, as a Crime Prevention Specialist, Commander Philome received several certifications as an expert in comprehensive security planning, policy development, threat and vulnerability assessments and many more.  He has received several awards which includes NMBPD Civilian of the Year (3 times), Chief’s Distinguish Service Award, Community involvement Award (2 times), LEO Award (2 Times), Southeast Florida Crime Prevention Association Crime Prevention Practitioner of the Year and the Miami-Dade Crime Watch Coordinator of the Year.

In January 2020, Philome was promoted to the rank of Civilian Commander and currently supervises the CPU, Community Liaison, Office of Facility Safety and Security, NMB Park Rangers Program, Public Safety Crossing Guards, and Homeland Security Critical Infrastructure Program.

He is graduate of Miami Edison Senior High School class of 2001 and is currently attends the Union University Institute to attain his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice.