Major Trevor Shinn was born and raised in the City of North Miami and graduated from North Miami High School in 1984. He later graduated from Florida Atlantic University with honors, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Management with a minor in Criminal Justice.
Major Shinn joined the North Miami Police Department as a Police Officer in 1989. During his career, he has held a variety of positions within the Department, including: Patrol Officer, Canine (K-9) Officer, and Detective in the Crime Suppression Unit and in the General Investigations Unit. In 2001, Major Shinn was promoted to the rank of Police Sergeant. He has supervised in the following areas: Patrol Section, Human Resources and Career Development Unit (Training), Investigative Division and Internal Affairs. In addition, Major Shinn is an experienced S.W.A.T. team member and firearms instructor.
In October of 2010, Major Shinn was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and then appointed to Commander. He was assigned to the Administrative Section, where he was responsible for overseeing Internal Affairs, along with other administrative duties. In December of 2011, Major Shinn was promoted to the rank of Major, and has had the opportunity to oversee the Administrative Section, the Uniform Support Section, and is currently responsible for overseeing the Department’s Investigative Section. He is also the Department’s Firearms Range Master, and is responsible for the Department’s Firearms Training.
During his career, Major Shinn has been recognized as the Department’s Officer of the Month on five occasions, selected as the Department’s Officer of the Year in 2002, and was awarded the Department’s Administrative Excellence Award in 2005. In 2014, he attended and graduated from the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. In addition, Major Shinn is a member of the Miami-Dade County Association of Chiefs of Police, the FBI National Academy Associates, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement, the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project, and he is a part of the Law Enforcement Memorial High School Advisory Board.