Miami, Florida, United States
Major George Perera is the Commander of the Miami-Dade Police Department’s Strategic Innovation and High Technology Crimes Section as well as the South Florida Cyber Crime Task Force, which has the primary responsibility of investigating all facets of technology related crimes as well as all other operational technology for the department. Additionally, he performs special projects of departmental interest and serves as the departmental research body to assist in recommending and establishing new and innovative ideas as well as best practices. He has been a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Communications and Technology Committee and the Law Enforcement Information Technology Board (LEIT), SAFECOM, and the Inter-Agency Board (IAB) since 2005. He is the chair of the LEIT Board and chairs both the IACP and SAFECOM Cybersecurity working groups.
Perera is a NENA Emergency Number Professional (ENP) since 2005; has earned a Bachelor of Science from Florida International University, a Master’s degree in Public Administration at Lynn University, and a Master’s degree in Security Studies at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.
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