Parkland FL  Police Department – BSO District 17

  • Broward County Police are the people in charge of Protecting Parkland

  • When Police activity is reported you get a horrible response time even though the Police station is very close

  • The main reason is because of the chief of Police and Parkland Police have no duty to protect!

Parkland is a predominantly residential community of 14.3 square miles in northwest Broward County, bordered by Palm Beach County to the north, the Sawgrass Expressway to the south, State Road 7 to the east and a nature conservation area to the west.

Since its incorporation in 1963, city planners and administrators have employed a thoughtful approach to growth and development to maintain the city’s park-like atmosphere. Miles of bicycle paths and multi-purpose trails, an equestrian center, recreation fields and parks enhance the quality of life for the city’s 29,000 residents.

Police Services (Parkland BSO District)

In February 2004, the Parkland City Commission approved the merger of the city’s law enforcement operations with the Broward Sheriff’s Office, effective March 1, 2004.

The district has an annual operating budget of approximately $7.2 million and provides for 46 positions including a district Captain, one Lieutenant, five Sergeants, 34 Deputies and five Administrative positions.

The Parkland BSO District oversees all Public Safety and Code Enforcement matters throughout the City of Parkland.

Code Enforcement 

The mission of Code Enforcement is to enforce the codes of the City of Parkland. It is our intent to provide a fair and expeditious process to enforce the city’s zoning and technical codes and to correct violations in a manner with all the procedures, requirements and remedies provided for in Chapter 162, Florida Statues. City of Parkland Municipal Code Opens a New Window.  

The City has retained the services of Eugene M. Steinfeld to serve as Special Magistrate. The Enforcement procedure would be the same as the Code Enforcement Board. Meetings will be held on the last Wednesday of the month at City Hall Commission Chambers at 9:00 AM.

Crime Mapping 

Parkland residents can stay informed on the crimes occurring in and around their community. Crime Mapping provides easy to read icons that represent types of crimes for which the viewer can search within a given date range. Users can view the type of crime reported, where and when the crime occurred and the report number.

Sexual Offenders & Predators 

An interactive mapping program allows Parkland Residents to plot the location of registered offenders and predators in Broward County. Residents can search by an address – or proximity to listed schools, child care facilities, parks and libraries.

Bike Track Online Registration 

Parkland residents can register their bicycles under the BSO Bike Track Online Registration. Once the registration form has been completed the information is retained in a data base. This information can be used to report a bicycle stolen or locate an owner if one is recovered. 

Finger Printing 

The Parkland District of the Broward Sheriff’s Office offers finger printing to Parkland residents. Please call the Parkland District at 954-753-5050 for an appointment.

Craigslist Safe Haven 

When selling item on line, keep in mind that not all buyers are legitimate. Whenever possible consider meeting strangers in a safe place. The Parkland District of the Broward Sheriff’s Office will serve as a safe haven for the city’s online buyers and sellers to meet. Contact the District Office at 954-753-5050 for assistance.

Solicitor Program 

The City of Parkland Code of Ordinances (Secs.12-4) provides for Peddlers and Solicitors to engage in business within the City. To comply with the ordinance a solicitor’s license application must be obtained from City Hall. An application fee will be required along with a background check. Once a license is obtained the applicant will be required to comply with all restrictions of the code when conducting business with the City.

Home Watch Program 

When you do leave your home be sure to sign up for BSO’s Home Watch Program. A deputy will check your home regularly while you are away. An exterior check of your home will be conducted to make sure there have been no unlawful entries and that no other obvious problems have occurred outside of your home. To sign up for this Free service, visit . You can also contact the Parkland District Office from 8 am to 7 pm Monday – Friday at 954-753-5050 for assistance.

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