Media Relations Unit
The Davie Police Department acknowledges the importance of keeping our town informed of the activities and operations of the police department which are a matter of public interest and safety.
The Media Relations Unit reports directly to the Chief of Police, consisting of a Police Sergeant, Detective and Public Relations Coordinator. The Media Relations Unit strives to be responsive and professional, acting in compliance with the Florida Public Records law and in the best interest of the agency, the news media, and the residents of the Town of Davie.
The Davie Police Department Public Relations Coordinator serves as a liaison between the Police Department, the news outlets, and the public. Responsibilities include facilitating news interviews, issuing news releases, media advisories, disseminating items of interest to the media, and Town of Davie residents. The Public Relations Coordinator maintains the official department social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Regular working hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm. Any media inquiries during office hours are handled as expeditiously as possible and should be directed to (954) 693-8333 and emailed to email@example.com.
After hours, a Public Information Officer is on-call for public safety emergencies and breaking news on major incidents. The on-call PIO will generally not have information regarding non-fatal car crashes, routine arrests, crimes not resulting in death or critical injury, or the status of cases that are not considered breaking news. To reach an on-call PIO please call (954) 914-4635.
Written records, including arrest affidavits and incident reports, are not made available to the PIO after hours or on weekends
Sergeant Kelvin UrbaezPIO & Youth Services UnitPhone: 954-693-8212
Sergeant Kelvin Urbaez began his career with the Davie Police Department in June 2009. He is currently assigned as a supervisor of the Community Policing Unit and shares responsibilities as the Police Department’s bilingual PIO.
Detective Peter PattonPIO & DetectivePhone: 954-693-8303
Detective Peter Patton began his career with the Davie Police Department in 2002. He is currently assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division investigating crimes against children. He shares responsibilities as the Police Department's PIO.