Parkland, Florida Criminal Defense Attorney
Parkland is a city located in northern Broward County, Florida, with a population of about 32,742 people. About a 20-minute drive from the beach, Parkland has several miles of bicycle paths and equestrian trails, and well as many recreation fields and parks.
Parkland has an overall crime rate of 20 per 1,000 residents. The city averages 2 violent crimes per 1,000 residents, annually. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery, and assault. With a yearly average of 15 violent crimes and 122 property crimes, the city sees a total of 137 crimes.
Parkland Crime data from Florida Department of Law Enforcement:
Parkland Average Annual Crime Rates
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The total crime index for Parkland is 278. From 2017 to 2018, the crime index decreased about 2%. The crime rate was 849 per 100,000 people in 2018, which was a 5.5% decrease from 2017.
To see a crime map of Parkland, click here.
Why you need a Parkland Criminal Defense Attorney:
The city of Parkland is considered “one of the safest cities” in which to live in South Florida. Since the Broward County Sheriff’s Office exercises jurisdiction over all of Parkland, if you are charged or arrested for a crime in Parkland, you need a criminal defense attorney that is experienced with working with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office and their deputies.
Our award-winning attorneys at the Rossen Law Firm have worked extensively with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office deputies, as well as the officers that monitor and work at the Broward County Jail. Through conducting depositions regularly, our attorneys have spoken personally with many deputies and officers in Broward County and know what questions to ask to get us answers that we can use to better our case results for our clients. Rossen Law Firm also has a long history working with the State Attorney’s Office and the judges in Broward County to help get our clients the best possible resolution of our cases.
To see what Rossen Law Firm can do for you and your criminal case, call us today at 754-206-6200 or 754-999-2499 to set up a free strategy session with our attorneys.
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Parkland, Florida Law Enforcement
Parkland Police Department
As of March 2004, Parkland merged their law enforcement operations with the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
If you are looking to search for sexual offender and predator information in Parkland, or anywhere in South Florida, you can do so at the system created by Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Sheriff’s Office for Parkland, Florida
The Broward Sheriff’s Office provides all law enforcement and code- compliance services for Parkland. BSO is led by Sheriff Gregory Tony, who was sworn in January 2019.
With a yearly operating budget around $9.2 million, BSO’s Parkland district provides for 54 positions including a district Captain, 1 Lieutenant, 7 Sergeants, 40 Deputies and 5 Administrative positions. BSO’s Parkland district offers a Home Watch Program, a free service in which a deputy will perform regular exterior checks of residents’ homes while they are away. For children, BSO deputies facilitate the RAD (Resisting Aggression Defensively) Kids Program. The program teaches children how to remain calm and confident in dangerous situations and apply personal safety skills.
Broward Sheriff’s Office District 17 – Parkland
6650 University Dr.
Parkland, FL 33067
Phone: (954) 753-5050
Captain: Chris Mulligan
Email: [email protected]
Lt. Frank Heitman
Outside of Parkland, the Broward Sheriff’s Office also handles incidents and offers support to the Parkland district.
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 Unit
BSO handles the issue of Driving Under the Influence with the DUI Unit, which incorporates the DUI Task Force, DUI/Breath Alcohol Testing (BAT), and BAT Video. The DUI Task Force works to identify and apprehend impaired drivers and boaters, as well as assisting other law enforcement agencies and promotes support groups including Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD). BAT centers use the Intoxilyzer 8000 to test for evidence of alcohol and provide technical support during the processing of arrestees, while BAT Video staff collect video footage of offenders and teaches Florida prosecutors on issues regarding forensic breath alcohol testing.
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.
Parkland, Florida Court System
Parkland 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 Parkland
Court hearings held at regional courthouses include county civil, misdemeanor criminal, and traffic cases. In Parkland, 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.
Parkland 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
Parkland City Commission Information
Parkland’s city government includes Mayor Christine Hunschofsky and 3 city commissioners: Stacy Kagan, Richard Walker, and Ken Cutler. Parkland’s City manager is Nancy Morando.
Parkland City Hall
6600 University Drive
Parkland, FL 33067