Captain Rafael Suarez graduated from the police academy in June 1981, serving in the Miami Police Department for over twenty-six years. After his retirement as a Lieutenant from the City of Miami in June 2007, Captain Suarez joined the City of Miami Gardens Police Department as a Captain. He was part of the implementation of the Investigations Division in 2007 and the total takeover of all investigations from Miami-Dade Police Department in 2008. He is a graduate from the distinguished FBI National Academy, Session 226 in Quantico, Virginia. Captain Suarez attended Barry University where he received a bachelor’s and a master’s in Public Administration. All of his adult life has been dedicated to serve the community as a law enforcement officer.