Police / Broward Sheriff's Office (BSO)

The Oakland Park City Commission entered into a contract for police services with the Broward Sheriff's Office on August 1, 2000. The BSO/Oakland Park District provides police services for the City's 8.04 square miles divided into 14 patrol zones. Download the BSO/Oakland Park District Zone Map (PDF) to see the separate divisions.

Neighborhood Safety/Quarterly Crime Report

We encourage residents and business owners to view the recent video featuring BSO/Oakland Park District Lt. Tammy McNeal discussing the issue of neighborhood safety. The current Oakland Park quarterly crime report is attached to Item # 22 B of the November 7, 2018 City Commission Agenda.

Online Buyers and Sellers Safety Alert

The Broward Sheriff's Office has arranged for the availability of any of our District offices throughout the County to be a safe place for which to meet to conduct business as a result of an internet transaction. Please see the attached link to learn more.              

Alerts Program

Residents and businesses are encouraged to sign up for Neighborhood Safety Alerts and other advisories from the BSO/Oakland Park District via the BSO e-Alerts program.


BSO sends out an E-Newsletter the 1st of every month. The newsletter includes important safety information, upcoming BSO events, etc. Residents and businesses are encouraged to sign up utilizing their email to receive the Sheriff’s Monthly Message. This will keep them on topic for what message the Sheriff has each month.

Local Crime Maps

The Oakland Park District continues to experience a low crime rate in comparison to years past.  Some of the most significant reduction in crimes have been in burglaries (residential and conveyances) and robberies.  Current crime maps can be accessed by the public at crimemapping.com.  For more detailed information, monthly and quarterly reports are posted each month on the City Commission agenda. 

LGBTQ Liaison to BSO Oakland Park District Police Chief/City Officials
The BSO/Oakland Park District has a designated liaison to the LGBTQ community who serves as a direct conduit to the District Police Chief, Chief Manager and other City officials. This liaison serves as an accessible and friendly ear to Oakland Park's LGBTQ community and elevates LGBTQ-related concerns.
Sergeant Paul Auerbach, Community Outreach/Liaison Office
Broward County Sheriff's Office/Oakland Park District
5399 N. Dixie Highway, Suite 1
Oakland Park, FL  33334
Phone: 954-202-3154
Fax: 954-537-2803
Email: Paul_Auerbach@sheriff.org

Shred-a-Thon & Operation Medicine Cabinet
The BSO/Oakland Park District will schedule a free Shred-a-Thon and Operation Medicine Cabinet event in 2020 at Oakland Park City Hall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 954-831-8902 for more information.


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