Weston is a city located in southwestern Broward County, Florida, with a population of about 71,210 people. Weston borders the east side of the everglades.
Weston has an overall crime rate of 6 per 1,000 residents. The city averages only 1 violent crime per 1,000 residents, annually. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery, and assault. With a yearly average of 43 violent crimes and 399 property crimes, the city sees a total of 442 crimes
Weston Crime data from Florida Department of Law Enforcement:
Weston Average Annual Crime Rates
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The total crime index for Weston is 415. From 2017 to 2018, the crime index decreased about 17%. The crime rate was 620 per 100,000 people in 2018, which was a 17% decrease from 2017.
To see a crime map of Weston, click here.
Why you need a Weston Criminal Attorney:
Because the city of Weston works solely with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office (BSO) to provide services to its residents, any arrest and criminal charge is handled by BSO. A general practicing attorney may not have the knowledge and first-hand experience with the Sheriff’s Office to get you the kind of results you need.
That is exactly why you need to hire an experienced, knowledgeable criminal defense attorney that knows the criminal justice process well and how to use the process to the best of your advantage. That’s what the Rossen Law Firm does. We have knowledge and experience - gained only from working these types of cases often and regularly - that we use to get the best-case scenario for our clients.
- Rossen Law Firm got a Domestic Violence case completely dismissed in Weston.
- We got a DUI arrest reduced to only a Reckless Driving charge in Weston.
Weston Law Enforcement
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Weston Police Department
The City of Weston is contracted with the Broward Sheriff’s Office to provide all law enforcement services.
If you are looking to search for sexual offender and predator information in Weston, or anywhere in South Florida, you can do so at the system created by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Sheriff’s Office for Weston
The Broward Sheriff’s Office provides all law enforcement services, fire rescue, and code- compliance services for Weston. BSO is led by Sheriff Gregory Tony, who was sworn in January 2019.
BSO Weston offers a handful of programs for the community to take advantage of, including Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.), Citizen Observer Patrol (COP), Law Enforcement Explorer Program, and Weston University Police Services Academy. The Police Services Academy is a free 8-week summer program available to a select number of Weston residents aged 11-17. This program gives kids the opportunity to explore a variety of career paths and learn about safety while having fun.
The top DUI officers in Weston include all the current members of the DUI Task Force. David Faccini, a retired BSO DUI Task Force officer, returned to BSO and works road patrol in Weston.
Broward Sheriff’s Office District 8- Weston
17350 Royal Palm Boulevard
Weston, FL 33326
Phone: (954) 385-2000
Police Chief: Kevin Butler
Email: [email protected]
Outside of Weston, the Broward Sheriff’s Office also handles incidents and offers support to the district 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 include 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 use it to teach Florida prosecutors on issues regarding forensic breath alcohol testing.
BSO’s DUI Unit includes:
- Yvette Washington
- Joshua Sapp
- Brittany Armstrong
- Sean Strazalkowski
- Steven Serphos
Weston Court System
Weston 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 Weston
Court hearings held at regional courthouses include county civil, misdemeanor criminal, and traffic cases. In Weston, 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.
Weston 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
Weston City Commission Information
Weston’s city government includes Mayor Daniel Stermer and 4 city commissioners: Thomas Kallman, Margaret Brown, Byron Jaffe and Mary Molina-Macfie. Weston’s City manager is Donald Decker.
Weston City Hall
17200 Royal Palm Boulevard
Weston, FL 33326
City Clerk: Patricia A. Bates