The North Miami Police Department’s “Officer of the Month” for February 2016 is Officer Alfred Bryant. Officer Bryant is a 9-year veteran at the North Miami Police Department, assigned to the Uniform Patrol Section, Midnight Shift. He is being recognized for his hard work and dedication to the residents of North Miami. Officer Bryant was nominated by Sergeant Danielle Quiros for the following case: On Thursday, February 25, 2016 Officer Bryant was patrolling the businesses on Biscayne Boulevard.
He was looking for suspicious activity and taking initiative to deter crime by utilizing his marked police vehicle to show police visibility in the area. While proactively patrolling, Officer Bryant observed a male in distress and made contact with him. This male informed Officer Bryant that he had just been robbed by two armed subjects. He advised that the subjects had approached him and demanded his property, while displaying a firearm and a stun gun. In fear for his safety, the victim threw his cellular phone on the ground and ran away in the opposite direction until he located Officer Bryant.
While speaking with the victim, Officer Bryant observed a subject running in the distance. This male matched the description of the subject armed with the stun gun. Officer Bryant advised the dispatcher of the robbery and of the fleeing subject. He requested a back-up unit and then made contact with the subject. The victim participated in a show-up and positively identified that subject as the one whom robbed him, utilizing the stun gun.
Officer Bryant not only provided immediate security to the victim, but was vigilant in his duties, as he apprehended an armed robbery subject. Officer Bryant also recovered the victim’s cellular phone and discovered a stun gun and brass knuckles on the subject. Due to Officer Bryant’s outstanding initiative, an armed robber was taken off of the streets without delay, ensuring the safety of the citizens that reside in, and travel through the City of North Miami.
Officer Alfred Bryant was chosen as Officer of the Month for February 2016 and will be honored at the Greater North Miami Chamber of Commerce luncheon, held monthly at the Miami Shores Country Club, on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 12:00 Noon.