My favorite CSI is CSI: Miami and I was absolutely obsessed with finding the location used as the Miami-Dade police department. One of my good friends had an audition for CSI: Miami and, knowing what a stalker I am, he took me with him to the CSI:Miami studio in Redondo Beach so that I could scout locations. I was hoping the building was located somewhere inside the studio gates, but alas, I was wrong.
I ended up finding the location on the website www.seeing-stars.com, while stalking filming sites from another show – The O.C – where the same site was used as The Newport Group building.
Miami-Dade PD is located in Hawthorne, California and is actually the headquarters for the F.A.A. Federal Credit Union. I highly recommend visiting this unusual building – even if you are not a fan of The O.C. or CSI: Miami – it is an amazing sight to behold. The curvature of the exterior walls almost gives you the feeling of vertigo.
Until next time, Happy Stalking!
Stalk It: Miami-Dade Police Department is located at 14600 Aviation Blvd. in Hawthorne, California, pretty close to LAX and just off the 405 Freeway. Drive slowly down Aviation Blvd. as the building is set far back from the road and you might drive right by it without seeing it. Peek inside and you’ll see that the CSI: Miami sets were modeled after the real interior. I would try to visit the building on a weekday – you just might see the cast and crew filming an episode! I would definitely recommend visiting www.seeing-stars.com as well – it is a great stalking site!