Chief of Police
City of Sweetwater Police Department
Roberto L. Fulgueira
Roberto L. Fulgueira was born in Havana, Cuba in 1959. He
migrated to the United States in 1965. Chief Fulgueira
attended school here in Miami and graduated from Miami Senior
High in 1977. He attended the Miami Dade College North Campus
in 1977 and majored in Criminal Justice. Also attended the
University of Louisville, Kentucky and majored in police
Fulgueira started with the City of Sweetwater Police
Department in 1980 as an auxiliary officer. He then attended
Miami Dade College and Broward Community College in which he
graduated from the Police Academy in 1981. At that time he
became a full time City of Sweetwater Police Officer.
Chief Fulgueira's career he held the following ranks;
Corporal, Sergeant, Detective, Detective Sergeant, Lieutenant,
Captain, Major, Assistant Chief and in January of 2005 Mayor
Manuel Maroņo promoted him to Chief of Police.
Chief Fulgueira's extensive career he has completed various
training assignments, such as SWAT Team Member, SWAT Team
Sniper, Sniper Training Instructor, Dignitary Protection Unit,
Bomb Incident Management Seminar Snipercraft, Terrorism
Training Summit, Hazardous Biological and Chemical Agent
Training. Special Weapons and Tactics Training.
Fulgueira has had many special recognitions but among them
were the following; Recognized for excellent Patriotism for
the Guidance and assistance he and his department provided to
the 9/11 Disaster in New York City, NY. Also in 2005 He
was appointed by Commissioner Pepe Diaz to strategically
and safely transport urgently needed supplies and provide
police assistance during Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi and
Louisiana. He has also attended several campaigns in Santo
Domingo, Nicaragua and other South American Countries.
Fulgueira has accomplished a seamless transition of his
department going from 47 officers to 130 officers. In addition,
the City of Sweetwater has annexed a large portion of
commercial and residential area, which includes Dolphin Mall.
This resulted in a reduction in crime statistics to Dolphin
City of Sweetwater Police Department, under his command, has
had the lowest crime rate in the county and the fastest police
response time. After
expanding the police department and annexing a new large area,
including Dolphin Mall, the Sweetwater Police Department has
been able to maintain their response time within two(2)
minutes and reduce crime in the new area by 78%.
Roberto L. Fulgueira proudly continues to maintain the
Citizens of the City of Sweetwater safe and informed for a
better and more progressive community.