Miami Police Chief John Timoney isn't exactly beloved by locals, and his BFF Manny Diaz will vacate the mayor's office later this year. What's "America's Worst Cop" to do? Well, there's a job opening in San Francisco.
Recent reports that I have applied for the position of police chief with the City of San Francisco, California, are nothing more than rumors. I have neither inquired about nor applied for any position outside of the one that I currently enjoy here in the City of Miami.
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Over the past seven years, we have been able to do some great things in this city. We have cut crime rates across the board. Additionally, we have reduced the number of police involved shootings to a point that Miami was the only major city in recent history to enjoy a more than 23-month period without a single police involved shooting. We then went another 12-month period without firing a shot. This resulted in saving Miami millions of dollars in law suits. Currently, we are in the process of building a state-of-the-art police training center where law enforcement professionals can study and train, side by side, in a world class facility directly adjacent to Miami Police Headquarters. These are just a few of the accomplishments that we have been able to achieve since I took the helm back in 2003, and we have a long way to go. I look forward to being here in order to see these and other positive projects come to fruition.
I enjoy living and working in this wonderful city and I have no plans to go anywhere!
John F. Timoney
City of Miami