Berry Jerome, Deputy Sheriff

Miami-Dade Police Department

1701 N.W. 87 St. Suite 100

Doral, Florida 33172

BJerome@mdpd.com

Berry Jerome has dedicated the past 10 years to the law enforcement profession. He joined the Miami-Dade Police Department in 2007 and has worked various units including the Burglary Suppression Team in the Hammocks District of Miami-Dade County, Priority Service Unit in the Hammocks and Intracoastal District. He is currently serving as Senior Detective in the Special Victims Bureau Domestic Crimes Unit as a, Trainer and acting Supervisor when needed. The Special Victims Bureau (SVB) is an investigative Bureau within the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) which has various unit such as the Sexual Crimes Investigations Unit (SCIU), the Missing Persons Squad (MPS), Vulnerable Victims Unit (VVU), The Cold Case Squad (CCS), The Internet Crimes Against Children Unit (ICAC), The Sexual Predator and Offender Unit (SPOU), the Human Trafficking Squad (HTS) and the Domestic Crimes Investigations Unit (DCIU) to name a few. 

Information on the Department

The Miami-Dade Police Department is the largest local law enforcement agency in the southeastern United States, serving an ethnically and racially diverse community of an estimated 2.6 million residents and visitors.  The Department is committed to providing localized police services, as well as specialized support and investigative services to the Unincorporated Municipal Service Area (UMSA) and various municipalities, and sheriff services to all Miami-Dade County residents.

 

Victor Williams

Special Agent

Homeland Security Investigations

Special Agent (SA) Victor  Williams of the Department of Homeland Security Investigations is a respected figure in Law Enforcement with over 30 years of domestic and international experience.  In 1991 he joined the U.S. Customs Service, which later became the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in 2003 as a result of the horrific events of 9/11/2001.

In February 2011, SA Williams was assigned to the Office of the Special Agent in Charge Miami, Human Trafficking Group and is now the current Coordinator for the South Florida Human Trafficking Task Force (SFHTTF).  SA Williams has worked many human trafficking (HT) cases with other Federal and State/Local law enforcement agencies with the assistance of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), faithbased organizations and local and state government agencies.

As an instructor, presenter or class coordinator, SA Williams has traveled to the International Law Enforcement Academies in Budapest, Hungary and Gaborone, Botswana educating other international law enforcement officers from all over the world on the prevention of HT, protection of victims and prosecution of human traffickers.  SA Williams has assisted the Bahamian and Jamaican Police Departments and Prosecuting Attorneys establish their own HT programs and has also presented to several local police departments, universities, high schools and other local organizations.

SA Williams is an eight and half year veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, a native of Norfolk, Virginia and has a bachelor’s degree from Barry University.

Julio Calderon

South Florida Organizer

Florida Immigrant Coalition, Inc.

Born in Honduras, Julio Calderon arrived in the United States as an unaccompanied minor in 2005 escaping poverty. Julio started his work with Students Working For Equal Rights (SWER) by pushing for the DREAM Act in 2010. Years after, he served as the END (Education Not Deportation) Coordinator for the State of Florida, which also helped to build a campaign around DACA. After DACA he became the Outreach Coordinator for DACA eligible immigrants and successfully helped turn out more than 450 applicants during the first clinic.

In 2014, Julio joined other students in Tallahassee to fight for in-state tuition. The strategy and mobilization allowed them to win the campaign. During the last two years he was doing Access to Higher Education for undocumented students before becoming the South Florida organizer for the Florida Immigrant Coalition.

Adriana Molina

Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program (URMP)

This program assists refugees, asylees, Cuban/Haitian entrants, children in non-immigrant status and trafficked minors who enter the United States without a parent or guardian. The program places children in licensed Foster Care homes and offers supportive Case Management services that address the legal, educational, medical and psychological needs of the minors in care. The primary goal of the program is family reunification.