On behalf of the men and women of the Coral Gables Police Department, I would like to welcome you to our website. Our organization is comprised of highly trained and dedicated professionals who serve our community with respect and empathy.
The month of May is National Law Enforcement Officers Month. Memorial Services for fallen Law Enforcement Officers are conducted throughout the nation during the month of May.
Officers Memorial Day and Police Week is an observance in the United States that pays tribute to the local, state, and federal peace officers who have died, or who have been disabled, in the line of duty. The Memorial takes place on May 15, and Police Week is the calendar week in which the Memorial
The Coral Gables Police Department has had 8 officers killed in the line of duty. Sergeant Francis Cyril Guest EOW 12/25/28, Sergeant Homer Collins Barton EOW 6/5/38, Constable Luther T. Hardison EOW 2/17/51, Officer Billy Howard Stephens EOW 11/22/54, Officer Walter Franklin Stathers EOW 12/19/67, Officer Robert Dekorte EOW 1/21/72, Officer Louis Pena EOW 4/2/78, and Sergeant Alfred Terrinoni EOW 10/12/80. Officer Robert Bonnet died while on duty on 01/17/92.
What is a police officer – some may call them a hero. A hero is an ordinary person who faces extraordinary circumstances and acts with courage, honor and integrity. Police officers every day arrive at the police station to begin their shift, not knowing what will be in store for them. Whether it is at 7:00 in the morning or 11:00 at night, the Coral Gables Police Officers come prepared to honor the oath of protecting the City Beautiful from harm’s way.
I thank you for the privilege of serving as your Chief of Police, and I thank you for helping me protect our city.
Edward J. Hudak, Jr.
Chief of Police
City of Coral Gables
Watch: The Wallet Card (with hosts Lt. Bart Barta and Haley Moss)
Watch: Interview with America Teve (Spanish)
Watch: Coffee Talk with Chief Hudak
Interim Police Chief Named To Permanent Position
National Crime Victim's Right Week in Coral Gables
Chief Hudak Receives UM Sports Hall of Fame Service Award
As seen in The Florida Villager magazine issue of May 2015.
As seen in The Florida Villager magazine issue of April 2015.
As seen in The Florida Villager magazine issue of March 2015.
As seen in The Florida Villager magazine issue of February 2015.
As seen in The Florida Villager magazine issue of January 2015.
Chief Ed Hudak February 2016 Message
Chief Ed Hudak December 2015 Message
Chief Ed Hudak September 2015 Message
Chief Ed Hudak July 2015 Message
Chief Ed Hudak May 2015 Message
Chief Ed Hudak March 2015 Message
Chief Ed Hudak January 2015 Message
Chief Ed Hudak November 2014 Message
Chief Ed Hudak September 2014 Message
Quick Response Burglary Prevention Program
Burglary Prevention Program Application Form