The law enforcement personnel who work for the the Broward Sheriff's Office are responsible for enforcing all Town and state laws in the Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea.

Capt. Thomas Palmer, who assumed command as the district chief in October 2016, has more than two decades of progressive law enforcement experience. Prior to his promotion to captain, he was the executive officer in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea for three years. Palmer oversees a professional staff of almost 30 law enforcement employees, including 19 sworn police deputies, three sergeants and an executive lieutenant.

BSO's Lauderdale-By-The-Sea headquarters is in the Town's Public Safety Complex at 4513 Ocean Drive (just north of Jarvis Hall). The Town operated its own Police Department until March 2001, when it contracted with BSO to provide hometown police services. The Town renewed its contract with BSO in 2011.

The Broward Sheriff's Office takes pride in serving the Town with integrity, as well as its close working relationships with residents, the business community and Town Hall.

The Citizen Observer Patrol (COP) is a great program where residents volunteer to help the police and their community. To download an application to become a member of the COP program, click here.

To contact BSO in Town during regular weekday business hours, please call 954-640-4240.

To reach its non-emergency dispatch center, call 954-764-4357 (HELP). For more info, please visit the Broward Sheriff's Office.


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