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Lauderhill City

Lauderhill City is located in Broward County, just a few miles west of Fort Lauderdale. The last estimate of Lauderhill’s population was approximately 72,094 people, as calculated in 2018.


The number of violent crimes that occur annually in Lauderhill is approximately 551. 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 Lauderhill to about 2,864. Lauderhill is safer than 8% of U.S cities but has a higher crime rate than 86% of Florida’s cities and towns of all sizes.


Lauderhill Crime data from Florida Department of Law Enforcement:

Lauderhill ​Average Annual Crime Rates

Violent Crimes Property Crimes
  • Murders: 13
  • Rape: 54
  • Robbery: 134
  • Assault: 350
  • Burglary: 394
  • Theft: 1,651
  • Grand Theft Auto: 268


The total crime index for Lauderhill is 2,864. From 2017 to 2018, the crime index decreased about 17%. The crime rate was 3,992 per 100,000 people in 2018, which was a 17% decrease from 2017. 


To see a crime map of Lauderhill, click here

Why you need a Lauderhill Criminal Attorney?

Lauderhill City has a surprisingly high crime rate. With their own local police department and working alongside the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, the cases and charges filed by both departments are handled by the State Attorney’s Office for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit. 


Our award-winning criminal defense attorneys, including Adam and Manny, have worked alongside state prosecutors for years to obtain a favorable outcome for our clients, and aren’t afraid to stand up for the rights of their clients. From depositions to hearings and motions in court, Adam and Manny are well-acquainted with both the court system, the judges, and the officers on-duty. 


The experience Rossen Law Firm has is unmatched, giving us the ability to avidly fight for our clients and weaken the prosecution’s case. 

If you were arrested in Lauderhill or Broward County, call Rossen Law Firm today at 754-206-6200 or 754-999-2499 to set up a free strategy session with our attorneys.

Lauderhill Law Enforcement

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Lauderhill Police Department

Lauderhill Police Department

Within the city limits of Lauderhill, the Lauderhill Police Department has jurisdiction. 


The Lauderhill Police Department consists of about 103 law enforcement officers that oversee the community. The department has special teams/services including: a K-9 unit, Community Policing Unit, Criminal Investigation Division, Records Management Unit, School Resource Officer and a Traffic Unit. 


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Lauderhill Police Department

6279 West Oakland Park Blvd.

Lauderhill, FL 33313


Phone: 954-497-4700

Lauderhill Police Chief: Constance Stanley


Sheriff’s Office for Lauderhill

Outside the city limits of Lauderhill, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office handles complaints, arrests, pressing charges, and more. 


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.


Lauderhill Court System

Lauderhill 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 Lauderhill 

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


Lauderhill 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

Lauderhill City Commission Information

Lauderhill’s city commission includes Mayor Ken Thurston and 4 city commissioners: Howard Berger, Margaret Bates, Richard Campbell and Denise Grant. Deerfield’s City manager is Desorae Giles-Smith.

Lauderhill City Hall

5581 W. Oakland Park Blvd.

Lauderhill, FL 33313


City Clerk: Nadia Chin
Phone: 954-730-3010
Email: [email protected]

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