Robert Bage grew-up in North Miami and attended North Miami Senior High School.
He spent time in uniform patrol and served on each shift. He was then transferred to the Human Resource and Career Development Unit to assist in the hiring of several new officers. Once the department was sufficiently staffed, he was transferred to the Community Policing Unit.
While assigned to Community Policing Unit, he assisted with formation and coordination of the day to day activities of the civilian police volunteer program, the North Miami Citizen Mobile Patrol. He was responsible for community outreach and interaction between the police department and the community.
While in Community Policing Unit, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. With the promotion he was transferred back to uniform patrol and spent time supervising each of the three patrol shifts. He was then assigned as the supervisor of the Traffic Safety and Marine Patrol Units.
His goal was to make both the traffic and marine units one of the top and most recognized units in their respective fields. Shortly after taking over the Traffic Safety Unit, MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) came to the station to ask why the North Miami Police Department only made a few DUI arrests each year for the past few years. At the time Sergeant Bage, told them that he was going to make impaired driving one of his main objectives and with the assist of the officers in his unit, DUI enforcement increased each year by over 100%. Each year since that meeting, the North Miami Traffic Unit has been recognized by MADD as one of the top departments in Miami-Dade County. In addition, traffic crashes have decreased each year he served as the Traffic Safety Unit Supervisor. The North Miami Traffic Unit has established itself as one of the leading traffic units in the State of Florida and has been recognized by the State of Florida for their many accomplishments.
He placed the same high standards and goals on the Marine Patrol Unit. The Marine Patrol is recognized as one of the top performing Marine Units in Miami-Dade County and in the State of Florida. The North Miami Marine Patrol officers are recognized as exports in all aspects of marine enforcement by other law enforcement agencies.
He was then promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. He was transferred back to Uniformed Patrol and was the Midnight Shift Commander until he was appointed Acting Major of the Community Policing Section. On October 3, 2010, Major Bage was officially appointed to the position of Community Policing Major. On October 11, 2011, he also assumed command of the code compliance unit (Code Enforcement) when it was transitioned to the police department. Major Bage is a former SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) Team Member.
While working at the North Miami Policing Department, Robert Bage was able to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, with a minor in Criminal Justice from Florida International University.