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Dania Beach is a city located in Broward County, Florida, with a community of 31,755 people. Dania Beach is just south of Fort Lauderdale, and includes the Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park. 


Dania Beach has an overall crime rate of 44 per 1,000 residents. The city averages 6.5 violent crimes per 1,000 residents, annually. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery, and assualt. With a yearly average of 210 violent crimes and 1,222 property crimes, the city sees a total of 1,432 crimes.


Dania Beach Crime data from Florida Department of Law Enforcement:

Dania Beach Average Annual Crime Rates


Violent Crimes Property Crimes
  • Murders: 2
  • Rape: 15
  • Robbery: 62
  • Assault: 130
  • Theft: 889
  • Grand Theft Auto: 158









The total crime index for Dania Beach is 1,419. From 2017 to 2018, the crime index increased about 5%. The crime rate was 4,469 per 100,000 people in 2018, which was a 4% increase from 2017. 


Find a crime map of Dania Beach here


Dania Beach Law Enforcement

You need an attorney if you're arrested by the Dania Beach Sheriff's Department
Dania Beach's Broward Sheriff's District

Dania Beach Police Department

Dania Beach utilizes the Broward Sheriff’s Office for all police services.


If you are looking to search for sexual offender and predator information in Dania Beach, or anywhere in South Florida, you can do so at the system created by Florida Department of Law Enforcement


Sheriff’s Office for Dania Beach 

Dania Beach managed its own police department up until March 2001, when Broward Sheriff’s Office contracted with the Town to provide law enforcement services. BSO is led by Sheriff Gregory Tony, who was sworn in January of 2019.


BSO’s Dania Beach district has an annual operating budget of $10 million and provides for 79 positions. This includes a district captain, two lieutenants, eight sergeants, 58 deputies and other positions.


Broward Sheriff’s Office District 2 - Dania Beach

4601 SW 30th Ave

Dania, FL 33312


(954) 926-2400 

Captain: Daniel Marks

Email: [email protected]


Outside of Dania Beach, the Broward Sheriff’s Office also handles incidents and offers support to the Dania Beach district. 


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. 

Dania Beach Court System

Dania Beach 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. 


Main Courthouse

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 Dania Beach

Court hearings held at regional courthouses include county civil, misdemeanor criminal, and traffic cases. In Dania Beach, these types of cases are held at the South 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 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. 


Dania Beach 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

Dania Beach City Government

Dania Beach's city government includes Mayor Lori Lewellen and 3 city commissioners: Bill Harris, Chickie Brandimarte, and Tamara James. The city manager of Dania Beach is Ana Garcia.

Dania Beach City Hall 

100 W Dania Beach Blvd

Dania Beach, FL 33004


City Clerk: Tom Schneider
Phone: 954-924-6800
Email: [email protected]