DEERFIELD BEACH: Area Served by South Florida Criminal Defense Attorney

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Deerfield Beach is a city in Broward County, Florida, just south of the Palm Beach County line. The last estimate of Deerfield’s population was about 78,573 people, calculated in 2018.


The number of violent crimes that occur annually in Deerfield is 329. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery, and assault. Property crimes include burglary, theft, and grand theft auto. Violent and property crimes combined increase the number of annual crimes in Deerfield Beach to about 2,819. Deerfield Beach is safer than 11% of U.S cities but is also considered to have a higher crime rate than 80% of Florida’s cities and towns of all sizes.


Deerfield Beach Crime data from Florida Department of Law Enforcement:


Deerfield Average Annual Crime Rates

Violent Crimes Property Crimes
  • Murders: 3
  • Rape: 21
  • Robbery: 110
  • Assault: 195
  • Burglary: 422
  • Theft: 1,737
  • Grand Theft Auto: 331

The total crime index for Deerfield Beach is 2,819. From 2017 to 2018, the crime index increased about 5%. The crime rate was 3,588 per 100,000 people in 2018, which was a 4% increase from 2017.


 To see a crime map of Deerfield Beach, click here


Why you need a Deerfield Beach Attorney

Deerfield Beach is policed by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, so there are a higher number of resources available to protect the citizens of the city. 


Rossen Law Firm has extensive experience in working with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office in the past, such as conducting depositions to question the police and the procedures they used in their investigation. 


Our attorneys are willing to negotiate with prosecutors to get the best possible outcome for their clients and to do the hard work and investigation into the investigation completed by the police to get any illegally obtained evidence dismissed. 


If you or someone you know has been arrested for a crime, set up your free strategy session today with Rossen Law Firm at 754-206-6200 or 754-999-2499. 


Deerfield Beach Law Enforcement

Deerfield Beach Police Department

Deerfield no longer has its own police department, as the Broward Sheriff's office was contracted to provide the city’s law enforcement services in 1990. Then, in 1996, BSO also undertook Deerfield Beach’s parking enforcement. 


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


Sheriff’s Office for Deerfield Beach

Broward Sheriff's Office district for Deerfield Beach - if facing charges contact a criminal defense attorney
Deerfield Beach BSO's District

The Broward Sheriff’s Office provides all law enforcement services, fire rescue, and code- compliance services for Deerfield Beach. BSO is led by Sheriff Gregory Tony, who was sworn in January 2019.


BSO’s Deerfield Beach district has numerous law enforcement positions, community service aides, and code enforcement. Additionally, the Deerfield Beach District hosts many national events including professional touring sports, a super power boat race and a 4th of July celebration. The district has an annual operating budget of approximately $21 million and provides for 152 positions including a district captain, three lieutenants, 13 sergeants, 109 deputies, 8 code officers and 7 volunteer parking enforcement officers.


Broward Sheriff’s Office District 10 - Deerfield Beach

300 N.E. 2nd Street

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441


Phone: (954) 480-4300

Captain: Rodney Brimlow

Email: [email protected]

Lieutenant: Adam Hofstein


Outside of Deerfield Beach, the Broward Sheriff’s Office also handles incidents and offers support to the Deerfield Beach district by providing communication and dispatch services. 


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 Task Force

The Broward Sheriff’s office contains a DUI Unit that specializes in the control and prevention of driving under the influence of Alcohol and Drugs. This specialized unit possesses three separate divisions that include the DUI Task Force, DUI/Breath Alcohol Testing (also known as BAT), and BAT Video. Within each division there are specially trained deputies who work together to enforce DUI Laws, process individuals who are arrested for DUIs, and aim to increase the knowledge surrounding the issues that arise when one drives under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.


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.


Deerfield Beach Court System

Deerfield 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 Deerfield

Court hearings held at regional courthouses include county civil, misdemeanor criminal, and traffic cases. In Deerfield Beach, 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 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. 


Deerfield 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

Deerfield Beach City Commission Information

Deerfield Beach’s city government includes Mayor Bill Ganz and 4 city commissioners: Michael Hudak, Ben Preston, Bernie Parness and Todd Drosky. Deerfield’s City manager is David Santucci.

Deerfield Beach City Commission

150 N.E. 2nd Ave.

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441


City Clerk: Samantha Gillyard
Phone: 954-480-4213
Email: [email protected]m

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