The law enforcement personnel who work for the Broward Sheriff's Office (BSO) are responsible for enforcing all Town and state laws in Town. The agency is lead by Capt. Thomas Palmer, who assumed command as district chief in October 2016 with more than two decades of progressive law enforcement experience. Prior to his promotion to captain, he was the executive officer here for three years. Palmer oversees a professional staff of almost 30 law enforcement employees, including 19 sworn police deputies, three sergeants and Executive Lieutenant Bill Wesolowski.
The Town operated its own Police Department until March 2001, when it contracted with BSO to provide hometown police services. The Broward Sheriff's Office takes pride in serving the Town with integrity and values 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. Here is an article about the COP Program that was published in the Town's newsletter. You can access an application (PDF) to become an official member of the COP program.