Sunny Isles Beach, FL

Tactics Used

Reverse stings
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Web stings
License suspension

Sunny Isles Beach is a city located on a barrier island in northeast Miami-Dade County, Florida with a population of approximately 17,000. Prostitution and sex trafficking are documented problems in the city, with some cases involving child sex trafficking and organized crime syndicates.  In an effort to identify and apprehend local sex buyers, the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department has conducted street-level reverse stings since 1983. Operations typically use undercover female officers and detectives, who pose as decoys in areas suspected of prostitution activity. As johns attempt to solicit sex from the women, they are arrested by police.

Key Partners

  • Sunny Isles Beach Police Department



Key Sources

State Florida
Type City
Population 16635
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