Margate Police Department

  • Agency: Margate Police Department
  • Address: 5790 Margate Blvd, Margate, 33063 FL
  • Chief: Jerry A Blough (Chief of Police)

Margate Police Department is located at 5790 Margate Blvd, Margate, 33063 FL. The Chief of Police of the department is Jerry A Blough. The Margate Police Department phone number is 954-764-4357.

Margate Police Department News

Congratulations to Margate Chief of Police Dana E. Watson for being sworn in on January 17, 2018, as the Vice President of the Broward County Chiefs of Police Association (BCCPA). Chief Watson also serves on the Board of Directors for the Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA). Way to represent the City of Margate Chief Watson. Congratulations !! #MargateProud

Today we are hosting the Arrive Alive campaign! Motor units and traffic Officers from all over the county are joining us to help keep the roadways of Margate safe.

“You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

After 27 years of service, Sergeant Lee Edstrand is beginning a new stage in his life and retiring from the Margate Police Department. Sergeant Edstrand held several positions within our department, but made the biggest impact with the Police Explorer program. He guided many teens to careers in law enforcement and military. Thank you Sergeant Edstrand for your years of dedicated service. We wish you nothing but the best in retirement. #GoneFishing #MargateProud

Today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Thank you to all the brave and dedicated officers of the Margate Police Department and law enforcement officers nationwide. We don’t do this job for recognition or praise, but we sincerely appreciate the compliments and support we get from our citizens. If you see an officer today, thank them and let them know how much you appreciate them 👮🏻‍♀️👮🏾‍♂️👮🏻‍♂️👮🏼‍♂️ #LawEnforcementAppreciationDay

A reminder to all of our commuters, winter break is over and school’s back in session. That means the school zones will be back in affect. Please drive safely!

Meet the Wojnarowicz family! They are from Wisconsin.They were sleeping on the streets since the 30th...until they came to us for help. With donations from employees of the Police Department, the City of Margate and the Fraternal Order of Police, we were able to secure a place for them to stay while waiting for tickets back home. There was also enough for the Wojnarowicz’s to get food for themselves while they are on their way home. The bus leaves tonight and they’ll be home in a few days. We were glad to have been able to help a family during such a trying time. #MargateProud

Adolphus Munden was taken into custody without incident last night in the City of Fort Lauderdale. He was booked into the Broward County Jail. Munden was wanted for an attempted murder that occurred in our city on December 28th. Our Criminal Investigations Unit worked alongside Fort Lauderdale Police Department and Broward Sheriff's Office to bring this criminal to justice. Great job by everyone involved.

*Fun Margate PD fact * In 2004 Sergeant Eller was the School Resource Officer for Liberty Elementary. That same year there was a student in her DARE class that understood all the principles taught during DARE and even aspired to become a police officer. That student was our very own Officer Escobar! Both Sergeant Eller and Officer Escobar continue to be positive influences in our community everyday. #MargateProud

We'd like to wish everyone a safe and happy 2018! #HappyNewYear #OurMargatePD

The Margate Police Department is investigating an attempted homicide that occurred at the 2500 block of Rock Island Road on December 28, 2017. The Criminal Investigations Unit identified the assailant as Adolphus Munden 07/27/82 of Fort Lauderdale. An arrest warrant has been issued for Munden . Munden’s whereabouts are currently unknown. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Bill Snyder at 954-935-5417 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.

Helping to keep bellies full for families in our community who would otherwise not have the means for such a dinner! With help from Penn Dutch Meat & Seafood Market, some families in need were able to have a proper holiday dinner this season. #MargateProud

Tony’s Toy Room brought a bunch of smiles to lots of little kids this year. The younger siblings of the children who participated in “Cops and Kids” and children too young to shop at Walmart, were able to choose gifts from an entire room of donated new toys, to have for the holidays. #giftofgiving #MargateProud

Victory Living honored our very own Officer Careccia during a holiday party they held at Margate Elementary School. Victory Living members assist the elementary school in the cafeteria and are big fans of “Officer Tony” and the Margate Police Department and wanted to show their appreciation!

As part of an effort to promote our community’s safety and safety on our roadways, we are participating in The “BUCKLE UP - EVERY TRIP. EVERY TIME” Campaign. Our officers have been tasked with seeking out drivers and passengers who are not wearing their seatbelts which can possibly create a hazardous situation for everyone involved in even a minor traffic incident. Seat belts save lives every day. They can only save lives, however, if they are used, and there are still many people in America who don’t buckle up. Wearing a seatbelt can reduce the risk of fatal injury by 50%. For more information on the traffic safety campaign visit

5th grade students from Atlantic West Elementary graduated from the D.A.R.E. program today. The program is taught at all of the elementary schools in Margate by their respective school resource officers. The goal is the prevention of drug use through education.

While on a call for service with a local family, officers discovered that four young boys were being raised by a single father who was struggling to make ends meet. The officers stepped up and helped bring the holidays to this family. With help from Walmart Margate and Winn-Dixie, we were able to get a tree with decorations, food and toys that brought cheer to the family. Thank you to Officers Wolosh, Druzbik and Hernandez for showing what the holiday spirit is all about. #giftofgiving #MargateProud

Another successful holiday event! Today we helped the children of the Hebrew Academy have a happier holiday. They were able to shop alongside our officers and detectives for a fun experience for all!

Cops & Kids was a huge success! We’d like to thank all of the volunteers and everyone who donated to make this event possible. We were able to help so many families have a happier holiday season. The smiles on the kids faces was the reward for us and there were plenty of smiles going around! 👮‍♂️👧🎁

Kicking off our Cops & Kids event! Helping 100 kids have a happy holiday!

The Winterfest Paintscape! Come check out the whole show every half hour.

Margate 2017 Winterfest is underway!

We were very fortunate to have received a special delivery from John and Barbara Giarretta. They live in New Jersey and are sending letters to police departments all over the United States to express their appreciation for the service police officers provide to their communities. Such a simple gesture that goes a long way in helping us keep a positive attitude and reassurance that the community has our backs! A big Margate PD thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Giarretta for sharing your gratitude with us.

Congratulations to our Officer Bettina Bravo-Brown! Officer Bravo-Brown was awarded the School Resource Officer of the year award by the Broward County Crime Commission. During the 2016-2017 school year, she established several mentorship programs at Liberty Elementary and personally mentored many students. Thank you Officer Bravo-Brown for continuously leading by example. 👮🏻‍♀️🏆

Happy Hanukkah from the Margate Police Department.