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Pembroke Pines

Pembroke Pines is a city in southern Broward County. Pembroke Pines is about equidistant from both Fort Lauderdale and Miami, and is about 12 miles west of Hollywood Beach. The last estimate of Pembroke Pines' population was about 172,374 people, as calculated in 2018.


The number of violent crimes that occur annually in Pembroke Pines is about 314. 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 Pembroke Pines to approximately 3,647. Pembroke Pines is safer than 26% of U.S. cities but has a higher crime rate than 56% of Florida’s cities and towns of all sizes.


Pembroke Pines Crime data from Florida Department of Law Enforcement:
Pembroke Pines Average Annual Crime Rates

Violent Crimes Property Crimes
  • Murder: 1
  • Rape: 26
  • Robbery: 74
  • Assault: 213
  • Burglary: 232
  • Theft: 2,861
  • Grand Theft Auto: 240​

The total crime index for Pembroke Pines is 3,647. From 2017 to 2018, the crime index decreased about 10%. The crime rate was 2,206 per 100,000 people in 2018, which was a 11% decrease from 2017. 

To see a crime map of Pembroke Pines, click here 

Why you need a Pembroke Pines Criminal Attorney

Pembroke Pines has a local police department, but still experiences more crime than about 56% of other Florida towns and cities. Outside city limits, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office exercises jurisdiction to help control and monitor crime. 


If you or someone you know is facing charges after an arrest in Pembroke Pines, you need a criminal defense attorney that is experienced with both the Pembroke Pines Police Department and the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. Rossen Law Firm has worked with both departments, as well as the officers at the Broward County Jail. Our award-winning attorneys have worked in the criminal justice system for years, and know the ins and outs of the system to get you the outcome you’re hoping for on your case. 


To see what our attorneys can do for you and your case, call us today at 754-206-6200 or 754-999-2499 to set up a free strategy session.

Pembroke Pines Law Enforcement

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Pembroke Pines Police Department

Within the city limits of Pembroke Pines, the Pembroke Pines Police Department has jurisdiction. 


The Pembroke Police Department consists of three Bureaus: Administration, Investigations, and Operations. The Administration Bureau includes managing the case filing unit, dive unit, youth affairs unit, and many others. The investigations unit involves investigating crimes such as auto theft, domestic violence, and crimes against people such as homicide and robbery. The Operations Bureau encompasses road patrol, including a traffic unit that investigates DUIs, as well as a crime response and crime suppression team, K-9 unit, dive team and more.

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Pembroke Pines Police Department

9500 Pines Blvd.

Pembroke Pines, FL 33024


Phone: 954-431-2200

Police Chief: Kipp Shimpeno

Email: [email protected]


Sheriff’s Office for Pembroke Pines 

Outside the city limits of Pembroke Pines, 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 

Visit Broward’s sheriff’s website to learn more about their special units.


Pembroke Pines Court System

Pembroke Pines 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 Pembroke Pines

Court hearings held at regional courthouses include county civil, misdemeanor criminal, and traffic cases. In Pembroke Pines, 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. 


Pembroke Pines 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

Pembroke Pines City Commission Information

Pembroke Pines’ city government includes Mayor Frank Ortis and 3 city commissioners: Iris A. Siple, Jay D. Schwartz, and Thomas Good. Pembroke Pines’ City manager is Charles F. Dodge.

Pembroke Pines City Hall

601 City Center Way

Pembroke Pines, FL 33025

City Clerk: Marlene Graham
Phone: 954-450-1050
Email: [email protected]

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