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.
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.
Lieutenant Paul Auerbach, Patrol Commander/Liaison Office
Broward County Sheriff's Office/Oakland Park District
5399 N. Dixie Highway, Suite 1
Oakland Park, FL 33334
Shred-a-Thon & Operation Medicine Cabinet
Broward County Emergency Orders do not allow for group gatherings and other public activities at this time. Therefore, the BSO/Oakland Park District does not have Shred-a-Thon and Operation Medicine Cabinet event scheduled. When the situation changes, details will be posted here. To safely dispose of expired or unused medications, please contact your local pharmacist.
Detective Howard 2019 Read for the Record
BSO Oakland Park Explorers
Mighty Machine 2018
BSO at Might Machine Day 2019
BSO Alpha Green Shift and Rainbow
BSO at 2017 Veterans Day Presentation