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Coral Springs is a city located in Broward County, Florida, with a population of about 128,757 people. Coral Springs is about 14 miles from the Pompano Beach Pier and the east coast of Florida.
Coral Springs has an overall crime rate of 13 per 1,000 residents. The city averages only 1 violent crime per 1,000 residents, annually. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery, and assault. With an yearly average of 38 violent crimes and 446 property crimes, the city sees a total of 484 crimes.
Coral Springs Crime data from Florida Department of Law Enforcement:
Coral Springs Average Annual Crime Rates
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The total crime index for Coral Springs is 2,236. From 2017 to 2018, the crime index decreased about 22%. The crime rate was 1,737 per 100,000 people in 2018, which was a 23% decrease from 2017.
Why you need a Coral Springs Attorney
Coral Springs’ local police department exercises jurisdiction within city limits. Outside of the city limits, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office has jurisdiction.
If you were arrested either by Coral Springs Police Department or Broward County Sheriff’s Office, a criminal defense attorney with experience dealing with both departments is the best way for you to put your best foot forward with your case as it moves through court.
Adam and Manny with Rossen Law Firm both have worked extensively with Coral Springs Police Department and Broward County Sheriff’s Office. They’ve also worked with the State Attorney’s Office prosecutors in charge of prosecuting your case in Coral Springs, Broward County.
Our previous work includes depositions with arresting and on-scene officers, motion hearings in court, jury trials, and negotiating plea deals and eligibility for diversion programs with Assistant State Attorneys.
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Coral Springs Law Enforcement
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Coral Springs Police Department
Within the city limits of Coral Springs, the Coral Springs Police Department has jurisdiction. Cor
The department is made up of 220 police officers and 100 civilian members. Law enforcement officials utilize body-worn cameras.
The Coral Springs Police Department offers several programs allowing residents to get involved in the community, such as a Citizens’ Police Academy and Leadership Mentoring Program. Graduates from the Academy are eligible to become members of the Community Assisted Patrol, in which participants act as an extra set of eyes for the police by patrolling areas of the city in specially marked vehicles. The department also has a Teen Safe Driving Program and an AARP Smart Driver Course, which are aimed at making the roads safer for everyone.
Coral Springs provides 2 full-time victim/family advocates to assist crime victims by informing them of their rights under the law and helping them understand the criminal justice system as it pertains to them.
The Coral Springs Police Department has their own breathalyzers, and a number of officers are known to work on DUI cases, including:
- Stephen Wetherington
- Troy Murdock
- Sean Kaban
- Tyson Schwartz
- Alishia Cajuste
If you are looking to search for sexual offender and predator information in Coral Springs, or anywhere in South Florida, you can do so at the system created by Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Coral Springs Police Department
Phone: (954) 344-1800
Police Chief: Clyde Parry
Sheriff’s Office for Coral Springs
Outside of Coral Springs, the Broward Sheriff’s Office also handles incidents and offers support to the area.
Sheriff Gregory Tony oversees BSO. The Sheriff’s Office has 16 districts. BSO’s services include a Child Protective Investigations Section, a Civil Division and a Department of Law Enforcement. In addition to road patrol and other operations, special BSO units include a Bomb Squad, a K-9 (canine) unit, School resource deputy unit and more. Community programs including drug court, in-custody behavioral services, probation division, employment services programs, and more.
BSO also supports texting to 911 if calling is not an option.
Broward Sheriff’s Office - Headquarters
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Phone: (954) 831-8901
Sheriff: Gregory Tony
Broward Sheriff’s Office DUI Unit
BSO handles the issue of Driving Under the Influence with the DUI Unit, which incorporates the DUI Task Force, DUI/Breath Alcohol Testing (BAT), and BAT Video. The DUI Task Force works to identify and apprehend impaired drivers and boaters, as well as assisting other law enforcement agencies and promotes support groups including Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD). BAT centers use the Intoxilyzer 8000 to test for evidence of alcohol and provide technical support during the processing of arrestees, while BAT Video staff collect video footage of offenders and trains Florida prosecutors on issues regarding forensic breath alcohol testing.
BSO’s DUI Unit includes:
- Yvette Washington
- Joshua Sapp
- Brittany Armstrong
- Sean Strazalkowski
- Steven Serphos
To learn more about Broward’s sheriff’s special units, visit BSO's website.
Coral Springs Court System
Coral Springs Courts are part of the 17th Judicial Circuit, which encompasses all of Broward County. Any cases that are appealed are handled in the 4th District Courts of Appeal in West Palm Beach.
There are four Broward County Courthouses. The Central Courthouse, North Regional Courthouse, South Regional Courthouse, and West Regional Courthouse are collectively referred to as “the “Broward County Courthouses.”
The Broward Court System has a total of 90 judges and 11 magistrates. The Chief Judge, Jack Tuter, was first elected in 2017.
201 S.E. 6th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
North Regional Courthouse
1600 West Hillsboro Boulevard,
Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442
South Regional Courthouse
3550 Hollywood Boulevard,
Hollywood, Florida 33021
West Regional Courthouse
100 North Pine Island Road, Plantation, Florida 33324
Cases handled in Court from Coral Springs
Court hearings held at regional courthouses include county civil, misdemeanor criminal, and traffic cases. In Coral Springs, these types of cases are held at the North Regional Courthouse.
Broward’s Main Courthouse handles many types of cases, including: circuit civil, county appeal, felonies, county civil, county criminal, domestic violence, misdemeanor and felony mental health and drug court, unified family court, probate and guardianship, foreclosures, juvenile delinquency, dependency, and drug court, as well as traffic cases.
Rossen Law Firm defends misdemeanor and felony criminal cases including: DUI, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, petit and grand theft, fraud, trespassing, domestic violence injunctions, drug possession and trafficking, burglary, robbery, criminal mischief and sex crimes.
Coral Springs Jails or Detention Centers
The Broward Sheriff’s Office manages 4 different jails:
Main Jail Bureau
555 SE 1st Ave,
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
The Joseph V. Conte Facility
1351 NW 27th Avenue,
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
North Broward Bureau
1550 NW 30th Avenue,
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
Paul Rein Detention Facility
2421 NW 16 Street,
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
Coral Springs City Commission Information
Coral Springs’ city government includes Mayor Scott Brook and 3 city commissioners: Shawn Cerra, Larry Vignola, and Joshua Simmons. Coral Springs’ vice mayor is Joy Carter.