The Town of Medley was incorporated in 1949 and now occupies eight square miles in northwest Miami-Dade County. The Town is primarily an industrial community with 1,100 residents and 1,800 businesses which, when adding workers and visitors together, bring the daytime weekday population to approximately over 60,000.
Medley has a Utilities and a Storm water Department which provides and maintains water and sewer services to Town residents and businesses. Its Public Works Department is dedicated to the improvement of the appearance and quality of this primarily industrial community. Public Works Department is also responsible for the maintenance of the Town's Parks, roads, collection and removal of solid waste in addition to other duties.
The Town also has a building & zoning inspector, plumbing inspector, electrical inspector, and a Code Enforcement Department which work in conjunction to enforce state-mandated codes including Uniform Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, Fire and National Electrical Codes, as well as Town of Medley Ordinances and State of Florida statutes.
The Town's outstanding Police Department consists of 38 sworn Police Officers and 10 civilians. The mission of the Medley Police Department is to work in partnership with the community to protect life and property, solve problems, and enhance the quality of life for all our citizens.
Medley also has a state-of-the-art Regional Firearms Training Center, consisting of three firing ranges and a SWAT tower. The center also offers classroom facilities, vending areas and covered patios. It is available to all municipal, county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.
The Town of Medley is conveniently located and accessible to all types of transportation resources. The Miami International Airport is three miles southeast and the Opa-locka Airport/ Metro-Dade General Aviation facility is six miles northeast. Nearby major roadways are the Homestead extension of the Florida Turnpike, the Palmetto Expressway, U.S. Route 27 and the Northwest 74th Street connector to and from Hialeah. In addition, the Town of Medley houses the Metro Rail Palmetto Station located at 7701 N.W. 79 Avenue as part of the Miami-Dade Transit system, which supplements the Miami-Dade Bus system. The FEC railroad freight line plays a vital role in the business community by servicing many Medley businesses along its tracks. The Town of Medley attracts both small and large businesses. Sysco Foods Services of South Florida alone occupies approximately 550,000 square feet of industrial space on its own campus.
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