Miramar is a city bordering Miami-Dade and Broward counties in South Florida and is a part of Broward County. The last estimate of Miramar’s population was about 137,107 people, as calculated in 2018.
The number of violent crimes that occur annually in Miramar is 342. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery, and assault. Violent and property crimes combined to increase the number of annual crimes to approximately 2,520. Miramar has a higher crime rate than 47% of Florida’s cities and towns of all sizes.
Miramar Crime data from Florida Department of Law Enforcement:
Miramar Average Annual Crime Rates
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The total crime index for Miramar is 2,465. From 2017 to 2018, the crime index decreased to about 7.1%. The crime rate was 1,978 per 100,000 people in 2018, which was a 7.7% decrease from 2017.
To see a crime map of Miramar click here.
Why you need a Miramar Criminal Attorney:
The Miramar Police Department and Broward County Sheriff’s Office work in conjunction to monitor and maintain crime in the city of Miramar.
In order to successfully fight a charge brought against you by the State Attorney’s Office, the best thing you can do for yourself is to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney. While you may know a practicing attorney, it is extremely important - in criminal cases in particular - to hire someone who knows what they are doing.
Rossen Law Firm specializes in handling criminal cases. We have experience in all kinds of cases, such as DUI, assault, battery, domestic violence, even attempted murder and more. Our focus is on our clients, their needs and the outcome they’re looking for. We do everything in our power to get the results our clients need and want.
We look into what motions can be filed and who we can get answers from that we can use to our advantage.
- Click here to see how Rossen Law Firm avoided criminal charges and an arrest for an alleged Assault and Battery case in Miramar.
- See how we got a DUI in Miramar reduced to a Dry Reckless Driving charge.
Miramar Police Department
Within the city limits of Miramar, the Miramar Police Department has jurisdiction. Outside the city limits of Miramar, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office handles complaints, arrests, pressing charges, and more.
Miramar’s Chief of Police is Dexter M. Williams and has 17 command staff responsible for the safety of their residents. Miramar’s city special unit within the police department includes a Victims Services Unit that assists victims with the physical and psychological trauma they endure after victimization. They provide Vacation Patrol if you request home surveillance by the police while away from your home and also provide Homeless Outreach Services.
11765 City Hall Promenade
Miramar, FL 33025
Miramar Police Chief: Dexter M. Williams
If you are looking to search for sexual offender and predator information in Miramar, or anywhere in South Florida, you can do so at the system created by Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Sheriff’s Office for Miramar
Outside the Miramar city limits, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office handles all incidents. BSO is led by Sheriff Gregory Tony, who was sworn in January 2019.
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
Miramar Court System
Miramar 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 Miramar
Court hearings held at regional courthouses include county civil, misdemeanor criminal, and traffic cases. In Miramar, 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.
Miramar 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
Miramar City Commission Information
Miramar’s city government includes Wayne M. Messam and 4 city commissioners: Maxwell B. Chambers, Winston F. Barnes, Yvette Colbourne, and Alexandra P. Davis. Miramar’s City manager is Vernon Hargray.
Miramar City Commission
2300 Civic Center Place
Miramar, FL 33025