Miami-Dade schools police chief could be next Doral police chief

Miami Herald | By Sommer Brugal | January 05, 2023

The City of Doral could have a new police chief come Wednesday: Edwin Lopez, the chief of Miami-Dade County School Police Department.

According to the city’s Jan. 11 council meeting agenda, the city and Lopez have “reached a mutual understanding of his employment terms,” and if approved, he would begin the job on Jan. 18.

His annual salary would be $199,000, according to employment agreement included with the council’s agenda item.

Despite the apparent agreement, however, Doral Mayor Christi Fraga, who stepped down in November from the Miami-Dade County School Board to run for mayor, and the city council will have to approve his employment. Fraga won the mayoral seat in a December runoff election.

Fraga and Lopez could not be immediately reached for comment. Miami-Dade schools remains closed for the winter holiday and will reopen Monday.

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