LAUDERDALE LAKES

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Lauderdale Lakes is considered a suburb of Fort Lauderdale and is located in Broward County. The last estimate of Lauderdale Lakes’ population in 2018 was approximately 36,324 people.

 

The number of violent crimes that occur annually in Lauderdale Lakes is approximately 312. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery, and assualt. Property crimes include burglary, theft, and grand theft auto. Violent and property crimes combined increase the number of annual crimes in Lauderdale Lakes to approximately 1,521. According to some sources, Lauderdale Lakes has a higher crime rate than 87% of Florida’s cities and towns of all sizes. In addition to this, Neighborhoodscout.com found Lauderdale Lakes to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in which to live in the U.S.

 

Lauderdale Lakes Crime data from Florida Department of Law Enforcement:

 

Lauderdale Average Annual Crime Rates

Violent Crimes Property Crimes
  • Murders: 2
  • Rape: 21
  • Robbery: 92
  • Assault: 197
  • Burglary: 154
  • Theft: 890
  • Grand Theft Auto: 165

The total crime index for Lauderdale Lakes is 1,521. From 2017 to 2018, the crime index decreased about 8%. The crime rate was 4,170 per 100,000 people in 2018, which was a 11% decrease from 2017. 

 

To see a crime map of Lauderdale Lakes, click here

 

Lauderdale Lakes Law Enforcement

 
Lauderdale Lakes Broward Sheriff's Office - if charged with a crime get a Lauderdale Lakes Criminal Defense Attorney
Lauderdale Lakes BSO District

Lauderdale Lakes Police Department

Lauderdale Lakes no longer has its own police department, as the Broward Sheriff's office entered a contract to provide the city’s law enforcement services in 1978.  Almost 3 decades later, in 2003, BSO began providing Lauderdale Lakes’ fire rescue services. 

 

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

 

Sheriff’s Office for Lauderdale Lakes

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

 

In 2011, BSO's Central Broward District and Lauderdale Lakes District decided to merge to create a new regional services model. The combined district includes a captain, 3 lieutenants, 10 sergeants, and 62 deputy sheriff positions throughout the region.

 

Broward Sheriff’s Office District 4 - Lauderdale Lakes

4300 Northwest 36 Street

Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319

 

Phone: (954) 497-1646

Captain: Shawn Enser

Email: [email protected]

Lieutenant: Steve Santiago

 

Outside of Lauderdale Lakes, the Broward Sheriff’s Office also handles incidents and offers support to the Lauderdale Lakes 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.

 

Lauderdale Lakes Court System

Lauderdale Lakes 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 Lauderdale Lakes 

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. 

 

Lauderdale Lakes 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

Lauderdale Lakes City Commission Information

Lauderdale Lakes’ city government includes Mayor Hazelle P. Rogers and 4 city commissioners:   Veronica Edward Phillips, Beverly Williams, Marilyn Davis and Sandra Davey. Lauderdale Lakes’ City manager is Phil Alleyne.

Lauderdale Lakes City Commission

4300 NW 36th Street

Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319

 

City Clerk: Venice Howard
Phone: 954-535-2707
Email: [email protected]