Plantation

 

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Plantation

Plantation is a city located on the southeast coast of Broward County, Florida, with a population of 94,288 people.

 

Plantation has an overall crime rate of 32 per 1,000 residents. The city averages 3 violent crimes per 1,000 residents, annually. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery, and assault. With a yearly average of 242 violent crimes and 2,740 property crimes, the city sees a total of 2,982 crimes.

 

Plantation Crime data from Florida Department of Law Enforcement:

Plantation Average Annual Crime Rates

Violent Crimes Property Crimes
  • Murders: 1
  • Rape: 15
  • Robbery: 83
  • Assault: 140
  • Burglary: 265
  • Theft: 2,172
  • Grand Theft Auto: 269

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The total crime index for Plantation is 2,945. From 2017 to 2018, the crime index decreased about 11%. The crime rate was 3,287 per 100,000 people in 2018, which was a 12% decrease from 2017. 

 

To see a crime map of Plantation, click here

 

Plantation Law Enforcement

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Plantation Police Department

Plantation Police Department

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

 

The department has 172 sworn officers, 92 full-time and 4 part-time civilians who are dedicated to the principles of community policing. Despite the size of the department, body-worn cameras have yet to be implemented, and very few officers have in-car cameras. 

 

The Plantation Police Department offers numerous community programs and has a full-time Victim Advocate/ Juvenile Counselor to provide assistance to victims and witnesses of crimes as they navigate through the criminal justice system. The department’s Citizen Police Academy creates a partnership between the public and the Police Department, as well as promotes an interest in youth looking to learn more about law enforcement. The Academy is a free 8-week course open to anyone over 13 years of age and has an affiliation with the city of Plantation and includes a K-9 demonstration, firearms safety and tour of the range, information on gangs and organized crime, crime scene investigation and forensics, participation in a D.U.I scenario, and other activities. 

 

Additionally, the Plantation Police Department offers several crime prevention programs, including a Trespass Program, Neighborhood Watch Program, Shoplifting Program, Child Identification Program, and Operation Identification.

 

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

 

Plantation Police Department

 400 NW 73rd Avenue 

 Plantation, Florida 33317 

 

Phone: 954-797-2200

Police Chief: W. Howard Harrison

 

Sheriff’s Office for Plantation 

Outside the city limits of Plantation, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office handles incidents and offers support to the area.

 

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.

 

Plantation Court System

Plantation 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 3332

 

Cases handled in Court from Plantation

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

 

Plantation 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

 

Plantation City Commission Information

Parkland’s city government includes Mayor Lynn Stoner and 4 city Council members: Erik Anderson, Denise Horland, Ron Jacobs, and Nick Sortal. Plantation’s Chief Administrative Officer is Jason Nunemaker.

Plantation City Hall

400 NW 73rd Avenue

Plantation, Florida 33317

 

City Clerk: Susan Slattery
Phone: 954-797-2237
Email: [email protected]