SMPD Promotion: Asst. Chief Named


On Friday, January 26, 2024, members of the south Florida law enforcement community descended on the South Miami City Commission Chambers for the swearing in of Larry P. Corbin as Assistant Chief for the department.

Mayor Javier Fernandez
City Manager Genare “Chip” Iglesias
Chief Reo Hatfield, III
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Larry Corbin has spent his entire law enforcement career serving the City of South Miami.  In 1987 he was sworn in as a police officer by then chief Perry Turner   Over the years he rose through the ranks, being promoted to Sergeant in 2000, and in 2009 as Lieutenant overseeing the Criminal Investigation Division.  In 2014 he was promoted to Captain assigned to the Operations Bureau, overseeing both the Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions.  During his tenure he has received several accolades for heroism, officer of the month, leadership, and is a recipient of the agency’s Silver Medal of Valor. 

The promotion ceremony invocation was given by SMPD Chaplain Bishop Joshua Caley of the Higher Praise & Worship Center, with opening remarks by city officials and keynote remarks by former chief Perry Turner who had sworn in Corbin in 1987.  

Chief Hatfield, former Chief Perry Turner and
Asst. Chief Larry P Corbin
Family members posing with the new Asst. Chief after pinning stars on his collar.

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