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Oakland Park

Oakland Park, officially the City of Oakland Park, is located in Broward County. Oakland park is just north of Fort Lauderdale. The last estimate of Oakland Park's population was about 45,339 people, as calculated in 2018.


The number of violent crimes that occur annually in Oakland Park is approximately 277. 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 Oakland Park to approximately 1,883. Oakland Park is safer than 7% of U.S. cities but has a higher crime rate than 86% of Florida’s cities and towns of all sizes.


Oakland Park Crime data from Florida Department of Law Enforcement:

Oakland Park Average Annual Crime Rates

Violent Crimes Property Crimes
  • Murder: 1
  • Rape: 18
  • Robbery: 92
  • Assault: 166
  • Burglary: 261
  • Theft: 1,157
  • Grand Theft Auto: 188

The total crime index for Oakland Park is 1,883. From 2017 to 2018, the crime index decreased about 8%. The crime rate was 4,159 per 100,000 people in 2018, which was a 10% decrease from 2017. 


To see a crime map of Oakland Park, click here

Why you need an Oakland Park Criminal Attorney:

Oakland Park works solely with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office to monitor and solve crime within the city. There is no local police department, so your first step following an arrest should be to find a criminal defense attorney that has previously worked with BSO. 


General practicing attorneys won’t have the experience and expertise needed to get you the best resolution to your case; you need someone who knows the ins and outs of the criminal justice system, the Broward County court system and its judges, as well as the practices and procedures in place in each local police department. 


Rossen Law Firm is well-versed with the prosecutors, judges, and police officers within Broward County and we are ready to pursue every avenue we can to get you the best possible outcome for your case. To set up a free strategy session with our award-winning attorneys, call us today at 754-206-6200 or 754-999-2499. 


Oakland Park Beach Law Enforcement

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Oakland Park BSO District

Oakland Park Police Department

Oakland Park no longer has its own police department, the city contracted with the Broward Sheriff's Office in August 2000 to provide law enforcement services for its permanent residents. The BSO/Oakland Park District provides police services for the City's 8 square miles which are divided into 14 patrol zones


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


Sheriff’s Office for Oakland Park

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


The district has an annual operating budget of about $13 million and provides 97 positions including a district captain, two lieutenants, seven sergeants, 77 deputies and administrative personnel. Over the years, Oakland Park’s crime rate has continued to decrease, especially in property crimes such as burglaries and robberies. Uniquely, Oakland’s district includes a LGBTQ Liaison that allows Oakland citizens to easily access support with concerns which, unfortunately, may arise from being a member of the LGBTQ+ community. 


Broward Sheriff’s Office District 12 - Oakland Park

5399 North Dixie Highway, Suite 1

Oakland Park, FL 33334


Phone: (954) 202-3131

Captain: Tammy McNeal

Email: [email protected]

Lieutenant: George Alexander


Outside of Oakland Park, the Broward Sheriff’s Office also handles incidents and offers support to the Oakland Park 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 

Visit the Broward Sheriff’s Office website to learn more about their special units.


Oakland Park Court System

Oakland Park 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 Oakland Park

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. 


Oakland Park 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

Oakland Park’s City Hall Information

Oakland Park’s city government includes Mayor Matthew Sparks and 4 city commissioners: Jane F. Bolin, Tim Lonergan, Sara Guevrekian, Michael E. Carn. Oakland Park’s City manager is David Hebert. 

Oakland Park City Hall

3650 NE 12th Avenue

Oakland Park, Florida 33334


City Clerk: Renee M. Shrout
Phone:  954-630-4209
[email protected]

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