Annmarie Cardona, having grown up in the City of North Miami, is deeply rooted in the community she serves. She and her two sisters, Teresa and Michele, graduated from Nsorth Miami Senior High School. She is the proud mother of her only daughter, Ashley.
Annmarie Cardona holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in Elementary Education from Florida Atlantic University; graduating Magna Cum Laude. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Barry University.
Her commitment to public service dates back to 1989, when she began her law enforcement career with the City of North Miami Police Department. During the ensuing 26 years, Annmarie served as a police officer and Domestic Violence detective, where she investigated numerous cases involving Child Abuse, Elderly Abuse, Sexual Battery, Missing Persons, and Domestic Violence. In 2004, Annmarie was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and was subsequently transferred to the Patrol Section, where she supervised the midnight shift until 2007. In September 2007, she was transferred to the Investigative Section, where she served as the Sergeant of the Domestic Violence Unit. In her three years as an Investigative Sergeant, she eagerly accepted additional responsibilities within General Investigations, including supervising several homicide cases. October 31, 2010, Sergeant Cardona was appointed to the position of Investigative Commander. On Sunday, December 18, 2011, Commander Cardona was promoted to the rank of Major, in charge of the Investigations Section.
Her professional experience includes, but not limited to, the establishment of the Missing Persons Standard Operating Procedure. As the Investigative Commander she planned, coordinated, and participated in the following: U.S. Department of Justice Solving Cold Cases with DNA Grant, reestablished and enhanced the Crime Analysis Unit functions and tasks, implemented an Investigative 30-day Pilot Program for non-investigative staff members, and reformatted the Investigative Section Monthly Status Report. She continues to enhance her professional growth and seeks career development training opportunities. She completed the Federal Bureau of Investigations Florida Executive Development 5-Day Seminar. She is a member of the FBI-Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (LEEDA), the Fatality Review Board, the Child Abduction Response Team (CART), and the National Organization for Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE). She has volunteered, and been a committee member of the North Miami Hispanic Heritage Committee for the past two years.
As the Uniform Patrol Major, she was instrumental in expanding our Canine Unit from a three Canine Team to a four Canine Team Unit. She, not only expanded the unit, but received the additional dog as a donation. The additional canine will specialize in explosive ordinance detection.
Major Cardona is grateful to her family, friends and coworkers for their continued love and support.