We eat, drink and dance together.

The Gala will be held May 20, 2023

The South Florida PBA Law Enforcement Awards Gala was the first of its kind in the greater Miami-Dade County area. As such, it set the standard for honoring law enforcement in South Florida.

Created as a fun way to recognize the men and women of law enforcement, this elegant affair celebrates current officers, remembers those who have fallen and stands in solidarity with the surviving family members they left behind. Taking place each May, this special evening is a formal event that includes a sit-down dinner, an awards ceremony, live music and dancing. It is attended by approximately 1,000 guests, from law enforcement officers and their families, state officials and local government leaders, to members of the judiciary and residents of the South Florida community.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Love Fund, which assists officers and their families during times of need. The Love Fund is a 501(c)(3) charity. Donations are fully tax-deductible.

2021 Gala Winners

Due to Officer Gina Mobley’s quick thinking and swift actions, she was able to assist an individual prior to medical assistance arriving and saved the life of this victim. Officer Gina Mobley, from Miami Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation, is 2021 Correctional Officer of the Year.

South Florida PBA Law Enforcement Awards, Arthur E. Felton Investigative Excellence Award 2021 Jessica Alvarez and Sergeant Pedro Camacho, Jr Miami-Dade Police Department The tenacity, persistence, determination, and mental acuity of Detectives Alvarez and Camacho, ultimately brought this case to closure. Most importantly, these detectives brought justice to the victim’s family and to the community whom they serve.

Rookie Police Officer of the Year South Florida PBA Law Enforcement Awards 2021 Officer Sean Rios Village of Pinecrest Officer Rios, in his first year, has positively impacted his co-workers and the residents of our Village along with saving two lives.

South Florida PBA Law Enforcement Awards 2021 The Fred Maas Law Enforcement Leadership Award is given to honor law enforcement professionals who embody what it takes to be a true leader, thus serving as a model for others to follow. We are proud to honor… Alfredo Ramirez III, Interim Chief Public Safety Officer Miami-Dade County and Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay.

South Florida PBA Law Enforcement Awards 2021 Officer Jodlyn Antoine North Miami Police Department Detective Antoine quick thinking, patience, and effective de-escalation techniques quelled what could have been a deadly encounter. Knowing the severity of the situation and the potential for violence, demonstrated courage in his actions.

South Florida PBA Law Enforcement Awards 2021 Police Officer of the Year Johnny Beautelus, Raffaello Cervera and Daniel Vilarchao from the Doral Police Department.