Captain Diana Hedrick
Captain Diana M. Hedrick joined the City of Miami Gardens Police Department (MGPD) in 2008, founding the Financial Crimes Unit, and developing operational procedures and agency wide training. She was promoted to Sergeant in 2012 and served in the Patrol Operations Division. In 2013, she co-authored the 2013 US DOJ Cops Grant that funded a six-officer squad dedicated to addressing gun violence within the City of Miami Gardens. In 2015, she was reassigned to the Gang Unit, where she incorporated her intelligence-led approach to gang investigations, along with enhancing multi-agency initiatives to address criminal gang activity. In 2016, she was promoted to Captain and returned to Patrol Operations, where she assisted in revising policies, and served as the Field Training Captain.
In June 2018, Captain Hedrick returned to Criminal Investigations Section, overseeing the Homicide Unit, Violent Crimes Unit, Special Victim’s Unit, Property Crimes Unit, Auto Theft Unit, Financial Crimes Unit, and Crime Scene Investigations. In 2021, Captain Hedrick once again returned to Patrol Operations, before her most recent assignment in January 2023 to the Special Services Division, to oversee the Special Events Unit, the Police Athletic League, and the Red-Light Camera Program. Captain Hedrick also coordinates the annual Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run and most recently the National Night Out Against Crime event.
Captain Hedrick holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University; a Bachelor’s Degree from Florida International University; and Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice from Miami Dade College. She is a graduate of the 81st Command Officer’s Development Course and is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Florida Police Chief’s Association.