The chief of police is the commanding officer of the police department. He works closely with the city manager, elected officials and other directors to ensure that quality services are delivered to the community. Internal Affairs, the Joint Terrorism Task Force Officer (JTTF) and the department’s Public Information Office report to the Office of the Chief. The Office of the Chief is also responsible for the overall management and operation of Code Compliance, Support Services, Special Operations and the Community Oriented Policing bureaus.
Jose Vargas was appointed the Miramar Police Department's Interim Chief of Police on December 8, 2022.