About Us

Why was P.O.A.T. founded?

Memorial Ceremony 2012 (478)

POAT was founded under the auspices of the Dade County Association of Chiefs of Police in 1989 as a support organization for the law enforcement community of Miami-Dade County, Florida to assist officers and their families in times of need. This need is most often financial, but extends to other areas as well. POAT offers assistance to all sworn officers in Miami-Dade County from federal, state, county, and municipal agencies.

Read more about Our History.

Board of Directors

Officers

Juan J. Perez
President

Director
Miami-Dade Police Dept.

Dwight Snyder
Vice-President

Captain
Sunny Isles Beach Police Dept.

Addy Dweck
Secretary

Special Agent Supervisor
FDLE

Debbie Castillo
Treasurer

Officer
Miami-Dade Police Dept.

Founding Trustees

Robert Anderson
Arthur Stack
Pamela Stephens
Fred Taylor

Past Presidents

Fred Taylor
Frank Boni
Steve Rothlein
James Loftus
Angus Butler

 

 

Past
Vice-Presidents

Charles Faidley
Fred Maas
Edward Hudak

Permanent Trustees

Juan J. Perez
Director

Miami-Dade
Police Department

Rodolfo Llanes
Chief

Miami Police Department

Daniel Junior     Interim Director

Miami-Dade Corrections &
Rehabilitation Dept.

Charles Press
President

Dade Co. Assoc. of
Chiefs of Police

John Rivera
President

Dade County PBA

Howard Giraldo
President

FOP, District 6

Michael P. Maguire
President

200 Club of Greater Miami

Appointed Trustees

Rudy Gonzalez

Chief of Staff

Scott Kennedy

Homestead Police Dept.

Alex Casas

Florida International University

Business Community

David Gardner
Frank Jantzen
Tom Miller
Manny Figueroa
Bill Murphy

Committees

Assistance

Charles Duncan
Chris Hodges
Tony Traad
Ken Horgan
Rosie Diaz

Educational

Marilyn Butler
James Mann
Laura Hodges-Amor

Fundraising

Annette McCully
Allison Bishop-Cooner
Thamy Gonzalez

Investment

Harold Humphrey
Peter Bermont
Frank Jantzen
Marilyn Butler

Police Memorial

Gina Beato-Dominguez
Daniel Llano
Luis Valladares
Thomas Hodges

Other

Advisory Board

Jorge Interian
Mark Causey
Tony Traad
Chris Carothers
Thamy Gonzalez
Donald Blanchard
Chris Hodges

Administrative Staff

Charles Duncan
Debbie Castillo

Honorary Members

Gerald Rudoff, IPA
Thomas Ferguson, POC
Robert Fortich, HPOA
Harvey Mashel, Shomrim
Domingo M-Howard, PLEA
Ed Nieves, UCOF,

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  • Miami, Florida 33172
  • 305.594.6662
  • Fax 786.336.1017
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