The Doral police department promoted its first woman to captain on Oct. 8 at a special ceremony.
Fatima Nuñez started her career at the Miami-Dade police department in 2000 and helped establish the Doral department in 2007.
Nuñez also was the first female officer to hold the rank of lieutenant at the Doral police department. She is in charge of the department’s administration unit.
Carlos Arango was promoted to lieutenant at the ceremony. The 30-year veteran will now hold the position of senior executive assistant to the chief.
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Previously, Arango was a sergeant in the General Investigations Unit. Before that, Arango worked 23 years as a homicide detective at Hialeah Police.
“This is a great opportunity to learn a side of the police department I was never really involved in — the administrative side,’ Arango said. “I know I will help the department move forward. This is a tremendous opportunity.”
Also promoted were civilian employees Lucrecia Lopez and Rosamaria Miglio. Lopez is now be the special events coordinator and Miglio is now the administrative assistant to the Accreditation and Internal Affairs Units.
Lopez has been with the city since 2006, where she began as a receptionist. In 2008 she was promoted to be a police records specialist. Miglio started at the department in 2008 as a crime analyst.
In late July, the department also named a new chief, Don De Lucca, along with Deputy Chief Brian J. Sliman.
De Lucca, 54, was Miami Beach’s police chief from 2001 to 2007, before retiring from the force to work in private security. In 2011, he became police chief in Golden Beach, a town of about 1,000 people just south of the Broward County line.
Sliman was with the Miami Beach Police Department for more than 20 years.
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