About Me:Rodney's Story

Rodney W. Jacobs, Jr. is the son of a 30-year Army Veteran, proud husband, and father of two.

For nearly ten years he has been City Executive for the City of Miami. As the Executive Director of the City of Miami Civilian Investigative Panel (CIP), a police oversight department in the City of Miami, Rodney’s purpose is to conduct independent Investigations of police officers involved in misconduct. In his department leads all operations and investigations. 

Rodney is a Captain in the United States Army Reserve (USAR). In 2016, he branched as a  Military Intelligence Officer. After branching, he  served as the S2 Officer in Charge at the 436th Civil Affairs Battalion in Sanford, FL, until. Later, he attended the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School (USAJFKSWCS) at Fort Liberty, NC, to re-branch as a Civil Affairs Officer. Rodney now serves as the Headquarters and Headquarters Company Commander for the 436th Civil Affairs Battalion where he commands over 100 soldiers. There he also counsels and advises key leaders on government, economics, safety, health and social remedies/policies. 

Rodney is a lecturer and adjunct professor at the Florida International University (FIU), Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs, teaching courses in Criminal Justice, Law, and Public Administration. 

Rodney completed his B.A. from Hiram College in 2012, a master’s degree in Public Health and Public Administration from the University of Miami in 2020.  And earned his Law Degree from the University of Dayton School of Law in 2015. 

He serves on the executive board as Vice Chair of Engage Miami which promotes Civic Leadership and engagement, while supporting youth civic training for personal and professional development.

Also, efficiently mobilizes resources for innovation and a positive change within the legal, health, and policing profession through his leadership positions with the United Way of Miami, Miami-Dade and the National Association of Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE).

Further, with his dynamic skills and versatile understanding of the legal landscape he is a noted speaker, and columnist to multiple organizations on policing, law, health and society throughout the country.

He lives in Miramar with his two children and his beautiful wife Ramona Jacobs, MBA, who is a proud HBCU graduate from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), contemporary dance instructor, and elementary school educator. 

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