Code Ranger Program

Miramar Police Department's Code Ranger Program utilizes volunteers to inspect neighborhoods and report possible code violations. The program is focused on improving the appearance and safety of our community.

The Code Ranger Program encourages residents and property owners to maintain their homes and yards in order to preserve property values and discourage crime. By utilizing volunteers, the program allows code compliance officers the opportunity to devote more time to egregious, repetitive or complicated issues affecting our community. The program also creates a greater sense of community in each neighborhood by encouraging cooperation and increasing neighborhood pride, making Miramar a cleaner, safer and more attractive place for all residents.

Qualifications to become a Code Ranger:

    • Applicants must have completed the Citizens' Police Academy program
    • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older
    • Applicants must be of good moral character
    • Applicants must complete an application
    • Applicants are subject to a background check and must pass a drug screening
    • Applicants must sign a release of liability waiver form
    • Applicants must attend a two hour code compliance training class; complete a two hour radio class and 40 hours of ride along experience with a code compliance officer
    • Applicants must complete defensive driver training
    • Applicants must be able to work a minimum of four hours a week, Monday-Thursday or any portion thereof

Code Ranger Duties:

  • Assist code officers in basic functions
  • Observe and report possible violation(s)
  • Patrol area selected by the code compliance supervisor 
  • Distribute courtesy door hangers for possible code violation(s)
  • Targeted violations the code ranger will focus on:
1. Trash accumulation on residential properties
2. Lawn/grass overgrowth
3. Bulk trash out too early
4. Shopping carts
5. Non-political illegal sign
6. Seasonal holiday light
7. Trash/recycle bins storage/remove from curbside
8. Hurricane shutters
9. Graffiti
10. Address numbers
11. Additional code actions as directed by the code compliance supervisor. 

Interested in becoming a Miramar Code Ranger?

Email Marica Akins at or call 954-602-4043.