Miramar police chief stepping down this week; assistant will replace him



When Chief Ryan Dunn retires on Wednesday after 33 years with the Miramar Police Department, the city won’t be looking any further than his assistant to replace him.

Ray Black, a veteran of the department for 27 years, will be promoted from assistant chief to police chief.

Black, 50, will be paid an annual salary of $169,665.48.

Black’s first encounter with the Miramar Police Department began in 1977, his sophomore year in high school, when he started as a police explorer.

Upon graduation from McArthur High, Black served the U.S. Army for four years with the 82nd Airborne Division.

In 1985, he entered the Broward Community College’s Police Academy and joined the Miramar force the following year.

Black worked and supervised his way through various assignments and departments, including special operations, patrol, criminal investing divisions, internal affairs, professional standards, youth services, the accreditation division, grants research division, support services, SWAT division, and part of personnel and hiring.

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