It gives me great pleasure today to announce the promotion of Officer Junior Vijil to the rank of Sergeant of Police.
Before becoming a police officer, Junior Vijil graduated from Miami Senior High School and subsequently enlisted with the Unites States Marine Corp. for a 4-year tour. He served with honor and quickly ascended to the rank of Corporal.
After returning home, he found an interest in law enforcement and wasted no time by registering for the next police academy class. In November 2006, Junior Vijil graduated the police academy with exceptional ranking and applied to the City of South Miami Police Department.
On June 26, 2007, Junior Vijil was hired as a police officer and so began his new and productive career. During his tenure, he has been nominated numerous times for the Outstanding Officer of the Month Award for a variety of accomplishments and exceptional service. He received the Officer of the Month Award for the months of February, April, and June of 2010. Further, he was also nominated for the LEO Awards in 2011 for his excellent service in the Special Investigations Unit. Officer Vijil is an exemplary member of the Honor Guard and Field Training Officer Unit.
In March 2013, Officer Junior Vijil found the courage to finally take the sergeant’s promotional exam. As expected, he excelled once again and ranked number 1 on the promotional list.
Now here we are today, celebrating an enormous step in his career. Sergeant Junior Vijil will now be faced with complex challenges and obstacles as he begins to move forward. However, we are all confident that he will continue to excel and impress us with the productivity, quality of work, and leadership abilities that he has demonstrated.