The Oath of Office for Marc Elias, First Haitian-American Chief of Police for North Miami.

The ceremony took place on Monday, November 28, 2011 at North City Hall. Marc Elias became the First Haitian-American Chief of Police for North Miami also the first for a major city in the United States.


This proves that we can do a lot as individuals. If we unite our forces, we can do even greater things. There were several high dignitaries who were present at the ceremony for Oath of Office for Marc Elias. Jean Monestime first Haitian-American Miami-Dade County Commissioner, Daphne D. Campbell, State Representative, Former Mayor of North Miami, First Haitian-American Mayor of North Miami, Joe Celestin, Andre Pierre, Mayor of the city of North Miami, Florida, Jean R. Marcellus and Councilman of North Miami, District 3. Also present were Lucie Tondreau and Deputy Arnel Belizaire.

It is estimated that more than 50% of the residents of the City of North Miami are either Haitian or of Haitian descent. The Haitian influence can be seen throughout the city. Many streets in the City of North Miami are named after some of the Haitian heroes such as Boulevard Jean-Jacques Dessalines and others.

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