Miami Beach’s new police chief will be one of the highest-paid employees in the city.
Commissioners on April 30 approved Dan Oates as the Beach’s police chief. Oates will be paid $207,500 in salary. His five-year contract includes other perks, including a $2,000 monthly housing allowance, city car and an iPad.
Oates replaces outgoing Chief Raymond Martinez, who announced his early retirement in March. He pulled a $191,000 salary.
Oates is a 34-year law enforcement veteran, having served the bulk of his career in New York. He was chief of the Aurora, Colo., police department at the time of a mass shooting in a movie theater there, which garnered world-wide attention.