Homestead Honors Officers of the Month

Vice Mayor Stephen Shelley, on behalf of Mayor Jeff Porter, recognized Officer Jordan Vasquez and Officer Dwayne Ireland as Homestead Police Officers of the Month.

Officer Jordan Vasquez, assigned to Uniform Patrol, became a reserve officer in November 2014. He became a full-time officer in March 2016. Officer Dwayne Ireland became a full-time officer in June 2017. He came to the City of Homestead from the Florida City Police Department.

DeJohn said Vasquez had eight arrests, 15 citations, five field contacts, 21 incident reports and 67 calls for service. Most of these arrests were drug-related. DeJohn said, “He knows his trade, he knows what he’s doing, and for that, he’s being recognized as Officer of the Month.”

DeJohn said Ireland had 273 calls for service, 108 business and neighborhood checks, 24 citations, 29 reports and 18 arrests.. He recounted that Ireland was on patrol when he spotted a car reported as stolen, requested back-up, conducted a traffic stop and confirmed the vehicle was stolen. The subject was in possession of drugs and was arrested.

Vice Mayor Shelley presented Vasquez and Ireland with certificates of recognition and thanked them for their service which was “above and beyond the call of duty.”

Vasquez thanked the City Council for “being pro-police so we can serve our community better.” He also thanked the Command Staff and Chief Rolle, adding, “I want to thank the vets for teaching a young cub how to be in line and giving him the tools to be a better officer.”

Ireland also thanked the council, his parents and everyone on the force, adding, and “I want to be a better individual and officer every day. I just want to thank everybody and I’m going to always keepworking hard for Homestead.”