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Law Enforcement Agencies in Broward County, Florida

Any person arrested for a traffic violation in Broward County may benefit from knowing more about the sheriff’s office, local police department, or other county agency that make a criminal arrest or issue a traffic citation.

If you were charged with a felony or misdemeanor traffic offense in South Florida, the criminal defense attorneys at Meltzer & Bell, P.A., “The Traffic Stop,” can help pursue the most favorable outcome to your case.

We represent clients all over Broward County, including such communities as Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Hollywood, Miramar, Coral Springs, and Pompano Beach. You can receive a free review of your case by calling (561) 557-8686 to schedule a free consultation.


Broward County Sheriff’s Office

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office has law enforcement and fire rescue services in several areas throughout the county, including Central Broward, Cooper City, Dania Beach, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Lauderdale Lakes, North Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Parkland, Pembroke Park, West Park, Pompano Beach, Port Everglades, Tamarac, Weston and unincorporated West Broward.

Additionally, the Sheriff’s Office also maintains multiple specialized units, including the following:

  • Aviation Unit, Bicycle Patrol;
  • Bomb Squad;
  • Canine Unit;
  • Child Protective Investigations Section;
  • Contractor Licensing and Fraud Unit;
  • Crime Scene;
  • Crime Lab;
  • Crime Stoppers Unit;
  • Criminal Investigations Division;
  • Dive Team;
  • DUI Unit;
  • Economic Crime Unit;
  • Evidence Unit;
  • Marine Unit;
  • Metro Broward Drug Task Force;
  • Motorcycle Unit;
  • SWAT Team; and
  • Victim Services Unit.

Police Departments Located in Broward County

Some of the major police departments located in Broward County include:

  • City of Fort Lauderdale Police Department – The Operations Bureau of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department is comprised of 409 employees, including the Assistant Chief, three Majors, nine shift captains, one support captain, 38 sergeants, 315 sworn officers, 42 public service aides and support staff. The city has three police districts: District I covers primarily the northern and eastern sections of the city, District II is comprised of the central and northwest sections, and District III is the southern portion of the city.
  • Pembroke Pines Police Department – This team consists of certified police officers, non-certified police officers, police service aides, reserve police officers, and school resource officers.
  • Hollywood Police Department – This agency has a number of special units, including investigative services, crime scene investigation, street crimes, neighborhood crimes, traffic homicide, and vice, intelligence & narcotics, as well as many more departments.
  • Miramar Police Department – The website for this agency contains links to news, traffic crash reports, unsolved cases, crime reports, and crime stoppers, as well as community programs and other helpful links.
  • Coral Springs Police Department – The Coral Springs Police Department is comprised of 208 police officers and 100 civilian members. The website contains information about crime mapping, online reporting, sexual offender searches, crime prevention, and much more.
  • Davie Police Department – The Davie Police Department also provides police services to the Town of Southwest Ranches. The website contains links to news, community information, programs offered by the department, and police reports.
  • Plantation Police Department – This department has 304 total employees, including 169 full-time sworn officers, 92 full-time civilians, 8 part-time officers and 35 part-time civilians. The website contains crime information, community programs, and additional news about the department.
  • Sunrise Police Department – This agency is comprised of 295 professional employees, 182 of whom are sworn police officers. This department’s divisions include administrative services, communications & records, criminal investigations division (C.I.D.), uniform division, and internal affairs.

Find Attorneys for Cases in Broward County, FL

Meltzer & Bell, P.A. can help you with a traffic violation or criminal charge in any community in Broward County. Whether you were arrested by a law enforcement officer at the federal, state, county or city level, we can help.

We will provide a complete evaluation of your case when you call (561) 557-8686. Call to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.


This article was last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2016.

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