Captain Michael Dillon began his career with the Miami Gardens Police Department in October 2007 as an officer, after working for a police department in Central Florida for seven years. His first assignment was with the Power Squad responding to priority calls for service and received seven commendations his first year. He spent the following seven years in the Criminal Investigation Division working including Robbery, Homicide, and Economic Crimes. He was promoted to Sergeant in August 2015. Captain Dillon served as the as the Field Training Sergeant and helped create the Citizen’s Police Academy, College Intern Program, and formulized the Field Training Program by creating a new policy, training manual, evaluation program, and the accompanying documents. In addition to FTO Sergeant, Captain Dillon was assigned the responsibilities of the Quartermaster, which included the development of the ordering and purchasing platform through the newly acquired partnership with Galls. Captain Dillon is a certified general instructor, high liability instructor specializing in defensive tactics, First Aid and CPR, Stop the Bleed Instructor, and an Active Shooter Instructor through the Department of Homeland Security's Center for Domestic Preparedness. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida.