Commander Trevor Shinn joined the North Miami Police Department as a Police Officer in 1989. During his career Commander Shinn has held a variety of positions within the Department, they include: Patrol Officer, Canine (K-9) Officer, Detective in the Crime Suppression Unit, Detective in the General Investigations Unit. In 2001, Commander 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), Investigation Division, Internal Affairs. In addition, Commander Shinn is an experienced S.W.A.T. team member and Firearms Instructor.
During his career Commander 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. Commander Shinn earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Management with a minor in Criminal Justice, from Florida Atlantic University. In October of 2010, Commander Shinn was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and then appointed Commander assigned to the Administration Section where he is responsible for overseeing Internal Affairs, along with other administrative duties.