PRLog (Press Release) – Aug. 30, 2013 – MIAMI — Orlando Martinez de Castro Chief of Police of South Miami
Results oriented professional with over thirty eight years of police, criminal investigations, public administration and management experience that includes serving as a Police Chief, Police Major, Assistant City Manager, Public Works Director, Director of Support Services, and owner of a successful investigations consulting business.
Special expertise in the following areas:
• Strong investigative background involving allegations of theft, fraud, fiscal mismanagement and employment misconduct
• Significant knowledge of all levels of the public and private sector on departmental operations
• Extensive experience in public administration, budgetary analysis and controls
• Strong technical and communications skills
Orlando Martinez de Castro EXPERIENCE
CITY OF SOUTH MIAMI, Miami, Florida 10/2010-2013
CHIEF OF POLICE
Directed all law enforcement functions and related police activities of a department consisting of 64 enlisted and civilian personnel with jurisdiction for all enforcement operations within the city, which consists of 12,000 residents in a radius of 2 ¾ square miles.
WESTERN UNION, Sunrise, Florida 2007-2010
CORPORATE SECURITY MANAGER
Direct and overlook all of the security aspects in Latin America, which include the Caribbean, Central and South America.
Developed and maintain a security network within Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru, Panama, Argentina and other countries in order to maintain communications on internal and
external fraud investigations money laundering activities etc.
OMC CONSULTANTS INC. 2006-2007
Established, owned and operated a security consulting company engaged in corporate security policies, access control, CCTV systems, investigations involving white collar crime fraud, and security consultation. Major clients included MasterCard and various law firms.
CITY OF SOUTH MIAMI, Miami, Florida 1997-2006
CHIEF OF POLICE – 2003-2006
Directed all law enforcement functions and related police activities of a department consisting of 59 enlisted and civilian personnel with jurisdiction for all enforcement operations within the city.
Successfully supervised and stabilized a police agency, which had significant management and operational deficiencies, as well as labor unrest.
Substantially reduced overall crime in the City to its lowest in 9 years due to the
implementation of proactive procedures for street level narcotics arrests, as well as traffic enforcement. The Department arrested and convicted over 100 different drug dealers in 9 investigations over a two year period. Additionally, violent crimes were reduced by 26% in 2005 to the City’s lowest in 10 years.
Assistant City Manager – 2002-2003
Directed and supervised the daily operations through the direction of the City Manager. Responsibilities included oversight of a $13 million operating budget and 165 employees.
Director of Public Works – 1997-2002
Responsible for budgeting, staffing, planning and managing multiple divisions consisting of sanitation, parking, motor pool, street construction and repair, storm-water, facilities management and construction. Prepared written bid specifications for all contracts. Managed all construction contracts and coordinated consultants. I was also responsible for the management of the Code Enforcement Division. Responsibility included managing a $3.1 million operating budget with a staff of 48 employees.
CITY OF SWEETWATER, Miami, Florida 1999-2002
Police Major (Part-Time)
OMC SECURITIES CONSULTANTS, INC. 1995-1998
CEDARS MEDICAL CENTER/VICTORIA PAVILION, Miami, Florida. 1985-1995
Director of Support Services
Directed a staff of 126 employees in multiple divisions encompassing safety services, parking management and transportation, telecommunications, materials management and warehouse operations.
KASTLE SYSTEM OF FLORIDA, INC., Miami, Florida 1984-1985
Directed installation/implementation of a computerized electronic security and parking access control system and a round-the-clock security force for the Southeast Financial Center, which is a 1.8 million square feet structure. Managed a $1.1 million operating budget with a staff of 42 employees and was directly responsible for P L, Sales and installation of security systems for tenants.
CITY OF MIAMI POLICE DEPARTMENT, Miami, Florida 1982-1984
Special Assistant to the Chief of Police
Assisted in the interaction of the Latin community and special projects including special investigations, trouble shooting and sensitive internal affairs issue
Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Police
Involved in overall public safety and responsible for assisting and directing the command of the Criminal Investigation and Community Relations Divisions.
SULTANA INVESTMENTS, N.V., Coral Gables, Florida 1980-1982
CITY OF MIAMI POLICE DEPARTMENT Miami, Florida 1970-1980
Detective, Public Safety
Performed radio patrol functions and served in the following specialized units; Field Training Instructor, Burglary Task Force, Vice and Narcotics, Robbery, Homicide, SWAT, VIP Protection, Bomb investigation, and Strategic Information Unit (intelligence of terrorist groups).
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