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 Capt. Tammy McNeal discussing the issue of neighborhood safety..


The call to root out systematic racism and reform policy is being heard around the world and here in Broward County.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with Oakland Park and other jurisdictions across the county, is committed to increasing dialogue and transparency in order to have a better understanding of racial discrimination within the criminal justice system. It’s important to openly address these issues and look at how BSO can improve upon the #8CANTWAIT recommendations BSO already meets. Part of that process has already begun with re-integrating a more comprehensive Early Warning System to detect potential behaviors that may cause harm to the public, establishing the first Use-of-Force Review Board in the agency’s history, restructuring the Professional Standards Committee to include more minorities and civilians and offering Racial Equity and Implicit Bias Training program countywide.

Requesting a police report

All Broward Sheriff's Office police reports are now available for request via the 
online portal. Use the link to make your request:  Request a Record
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 you on topic for what message the Sheriff has each month. You can sign up using the BSO E-Alerts link above.

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, City 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.
Captain Paul Auerbach, Liaison Office
Broward County Sheriff's Office
2601 W. Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Phone: 954-321-4108
Email: Paul_Auerbach@sheriff.org
Email: lgbtq@sheriff.org

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