Broward County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Broward County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 2601 W. Broward Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, 33312 FL
  • Chief:
Phone: (954) 765-4321

Broward County Sheriff's Office is located at 2601 W. Broward Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, 33312 FL. The Broward County Sheriff's Office phone number is (954) 765-4321.

Broward County Sheriff's Office News

You don’t see THIS every day! A friendly feline averted CATastrophe when BSO firefighters from Fire Station 102 responded to a Deerfield Beach apartment to rescue (coax) ‘Orlando’ the cat down from the roof. #catrescue #meowsers!

This week, Sheriff Israel hosted a group of Rabbis from all over Broward County. After the shooting at a Pittsburgh Synagogue, local Jewish leaders wanted to share their questions and concerns with the Broward Sheriff's Office. We want to urge all places of worship to have an open dialogue with local law enforcement.

The Public Safety building in Weston is currently under renovation. The Weston reception desk will temporarily be moved to the City of Weston Administrative Services Center located at 17250 Royal Palm Blvd, Weston Florida. The Reception desk will be located on the first floor lobby. The three story building is located east across the parking lot of the Public Safety building. The operating hours for the Reception Desk will be modified for the duration of the renovation. The temporary new hours will be 7:00 AM to 6:00PM, Monday thru Friday. Fingerprints will be processed on Thursdays, between 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM.

Our new Shred-A-Thon and Operation Medicine Cabinet schedule is out! Take a look and remember we always add dates throughout the year. Visit for the most up to date schedule.

Deputy Chris Lewellen took some time to visit students at Epworth United Methodist Preschool in Pembroke Pines, as part of Read for the Record. Read for the Record brings together millions of people each year in classrooms, libraries, community centers, and homes across the US. This annual campaign was launched over a decade ago to highlight the importance of building early literacy and language skills for EVERY child, so that all children have the opportunity to enter kindergarten prepared to succeed.

Halloween 2018 was a great hit! BSO took part in events throughout the county. We can't wait for next year!

The Lucky Seven store in Dania Beach had the misfortune of being burglarized last month, and Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies are releasing surveillance video of the break-in hoping that someone can identify the suspects. Around 2:25 a.m. Oct. 3, surveillance video captures two unidentified males use a crowbar to force open the front door of the fashion accessories store at 1340 Stirling Road. An hour later around 3:30 a.m., the duo park a newer model Chevy Tahoe in front of the store and enter the pried-open door. They navigate the closed business first by flashlight and then with the aid of the ceiling light. Soon after, the criminal cohorts cart off several boxes of merchandise and place them into the trunk of the Tahoe. The store’s owner tells BSO detectives nearly $6,500 worth of goods were stolen. One suspect is described as being heavyset. He wore a long sleeve hoodie with writing on the right sleeve, pants and a two-tone baseball cap. The second suspect wore a long sleeve raglan shirt, pants and a ski mask. He appears to be considerably shorter and thinner than his partner. Anyone with information is asked to contact Dania Beach Det. Taylor Powell at 954-518-0153. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.

Great day yesterday at the Deerfield Beach High School Health Fair, #BSFR Deerfield Beach taught hands-only CPR and gave some great career advice to the students.

Detectives are asking for help from the public to capture the elusive armed man who has robbed two Broward businesses at least four times since February. The robber’s MO is always the same: act very low-key and come back and do it again. Before noon on October 8 and 24, the subdued armed man robbed the Payless Shoe Source located at 3981 W. Oakland Park Blvd. in Lauderdale Lakes. Detectives believe this is the same man who robbed a McDonald’s in Oakland Park on March 3 and again on May 31. Witnesses describe the man as being in his 40s-50s with a light complexion, a medium build, approximately 6 foot tall, with a clean shave and a Hispanic accent. Detectives believe he may be driving a dark green or gray 2002-04 Toyota Camry. Anyone with information can contact Detective Armando Enrique at 954-321-4233 or 954-321-4270. Reports can also be made anonymously to Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.

We are proud to announce that the Broward Sheriff's Office has been re-accredited as the world’s 86th Medical #ACE by the The International Academies of Emergency Dispatch - IAED. This is our sixth accreditation. There are only 33 agencies in the world that have been accredited at least six times! This accreditation is a world-wide accreditation. The IAED organized a College of Fellows, including dozens of industry experts and field responders, responsible for assessment and improvement of a unified emergency dispatch technology known as the Emergency Priority Dispatch System. This system, including training curriculum, management and quality improvement processes, and dispatch protocols has been officially recognized by the Academy as safe, efficient, and effective, and as its standard for emergency dispatch. Congrats to BSO Regional Communications for their excellence in receiving this honor and, most importantly, for keeping us safe! Thank you to all of the hard working people at #BSO for making this remarkable achievement come true.

Have a good time trick or treating! Check all candy before giving it to your children. Throw away any candy that is not sealed with a wrapper and avoid homemade or repackaged treats received from strangers, no matter how appetizing they may appear.

Happy Halloween! Trick-or-treat in a predetermined area. Parents and their children should map out a safe route together. This way parents will know which route their children are taking.

Join BSO and the City of Dania Beach as we observe our Annual Fall Festival and National Night Out Against Crime tomorrow night!

#Halloween is tomorrow! Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot trick-or-treating children from greater distances. #HalloweenSafety

These veterans, who flew to Washington DC to visit memorials built in tribute to their service, were treated to a homecoming celebration upon their return to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. It was an honor to meet you all. Thank you for your service. #AmericanHeroes #Honorflight #Veterans

As a public safety agency, we strive to break down walls of division and ignorance, hate and anger. An enlightened community, accepting of all others regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation or political affiliation, is a safer community. Tonight, Sheriff Israel and his staff joined in a vigil for the Pittsburgh Tree of Life massacre with members of the Broward Community, including elected officials and clergy of various faiths, at Congregation Etz Chaim this evening at the Pride Center in Wilton Manors #UnitingBroward

A message from Sheriff Israel was featured in this past weekend's South Florida Sun Sentinel 100. The 100 is where South Florida's most influential people weigh in on the current events they think matter most: "The importance of body cameras came into focus last week following an unsettling incident involving police officers and a 14-year-old girl. Unfortunately, the officers were not equipped with body cameras. Body cameras allow the public to see the good work the majority of law enforcement officers perform, while holding accountable the few who do not. The public has a right to see what happens during law enforcement interactions with the community – and body cameras provide for a full, fair, visual record. That’s why all BSO road patrol deputies wear body cameras. All police departments should."

Welcome home! After Hurricane Michael, these BSO deputies worked alongside other agencies to provide aid to the hardest hit areas of Bay County, FL.

The cost of living and daily fight for a healthy meal are crime-causing pains of existence many people don’t think about. Yet, Policing and poverty are fundamentally linked. Crime is often undertaken by those whose options have been stripped away. This choice leads to arrest, and a system of criminal justice that multiplies, rather than helps eliminate, their problems. The degenerative cycle braids through lives, families, and communities, suffocating all. Some of BSO’s best come together a few times a month to help ease the pain of hunger in our county. While our Grocery Giveaway was aiding disadvantaged families in Hollywood on Saturday, BSO Fire Rescue was helping out only a few miles away at the ‘Feeding South Florida’ event in West Park.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our detectives have arrested a Dania Beach man on numerous child pornography charges. If anyone has further information or believes he/she is a victim, contact the detective:

Early detection saves lives. I went for my annual mammogram in December of 2015 and was told that my exam results needed to be sent for more testing (my eyes opened wide at that point). I got the call from my gynecologist that I needed to come in and speak with her once the results came. I was then advised that I was indeed diagnosed with breast cancer. Instantly I was in shock, sad, and hurt all at the same time. I couldn’t believe it was happening to me. My doctor immediately referred me to one of the greatest doctors at Cleveland Clinic. My journey led me to the Cleveland Clinic, where I was diagnosed with Stage 0 breast cancer. With stage 0, I was a candidate for a lumpectomy (surgery to remove cancer or other abnormal tissue from your breast), but the surgery did not remove all the cancer cells from my body. I was advised on the other steps I could take in an attempt to get rid of this “nasty” disease. Several surgeries later, I am cancer free. I still suffer with minor pain from time to time, but I fight through it each and every day, because “I’m a Survivor”. I urge everyone to get a breast examination. Early detection not only saved my life, but I did not have to do chemotherapy or radiation and for that I am very grateful. I am a road deputy who has to be there to help the public, but I will not lie, it was tough patrolling my city and responding to calls with the knowledge I had been diagnosed with breast cancer and would have to soon face surgery, not knowing the outcome. I went out every day and maintained my smile and did my job to the best of my ability. I was angry, very scared on the inside, but I just remembered my two beautiful children and the wonderful husband I had to be around for. I still have family members and friends that have no clue what I have gone through and hopefully they will understand after reading this. It was not easy for me to speak on this issue, but I must get the word out to possibly help out other women who are shy speaking about their journey. I am grateful to all of my family, friends, and my district who stood by me through my journey and I cannot thank you enough. Thank you for the opportunity to share my story. - Deputy Tenika Hylton

Our hearts go out to the people of Pittsburgh as they endure the aftermath of a tragedy that has unfortunately become all too common. A gunman, yelling anti-Semitic slurs, attacked a synagogue during services this morning, killing multiple people and wounding three police officers, among others. These hate-fueled acts of intolerance and violence must end.

Domestic violence damages lives, families and communities. At the Broward Sheriff's Office, we do everything we can to provide respect, compassion, and care to the victims of these horrible incidents. Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity. Speak up for those victims who can't speak for themselves. Silence can be deadly. #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth

This is BSO Public Information Officer Alesia Furdon (R) with her doctor, Alejandra Perez. Alesia is a breast cancer survivor. Yesterday she visited the men and women at the University of Miami Health System Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center who helped her fight this unforgiving disease. Tomorrow Alesia will join Team Sheriff Israel and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Team will in the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer - Broward.