Port of Miami names Capt Harvey Honig new security chief
Port of Miami has named Capt. Harvey Honig of the Miami-Dade Police Seaport Unit to serve as assistant director for safety and security. The appointment comes in the wake of the resignation of James Maes, the port’s former assistant director for safety and security, and Denise Minakowski, chief of safety and security compliance. Capt. Honig’s appointment comes just before a critical security audit to bring the port into compliance with state requirements.
Capt. Honig served more than 28 years with the Miami Dade Police Department before he was assigned to oversee MDPD’s public safety operations in the Port of Miami last June. During the past year, the Port of Miami has been in noncompliance with FDLE requirements, though it is in compliance with federal Coast Guard rules. Honig remarked:
There are a lot of challenges there but I am very proud of the port team. We have come a long way with the compliance program, and we are going to be reinspected for a final inspection for FDLE, and I am very confident we will be in substantial compliance.