Cooper City

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10580 Stirling Road
Cooper City, FL 33026
(954) 435-2000 (main office)
(954) 764- HELP (4357) (non-emergency)
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Captain Robert Cates is a 26 year law enforcement veteran. He started his career in 1989 with the Cooper City Police Department. In 1994, he was promoted to the rank of sergeant and was responsible for supervising various divisions. In 2004, after Cooper City merged with the Broward Sheriff’s Office, he was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Unit. In 2007, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and assigned to the Strategic Investigations Division where he commanded the South Florida Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, in addition to various other special task forces and units. In July 2011, Lieutenant Cates was reassigned back to the Cooper City district as the Executive Officer. In February 2013, he was promoted to the rank of Captain of the Cooper City district. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Florida International University. He is also a graduate from The University of Louisville’s Southern Police Institute Command Officers Development Program and a Nova Southeastern University’s Institute for Criminal Justice Studies Executive Leadership Course.

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The Broward Sheriff's Office has provided law enforcement, fire rescue and code-compliance services for Cooper City, home to more than 33,000 residents in southwestern Broward County, since the city's police and fire rescue departments merged with BSO in February 2004. A predominantly residential community of 7.5 square miles, Cooper City has long-prided itself on its commitment to maintaining a beautiful, growth-managed city, reflected by its motto: Someplace Special.

BSO's Cooper City district has positions including District Captain, Executive Lieutenant, Patrol Lieutenant, Sergeants, Deputies and Community Service Aides, Crime Scene Investigation Aides, and Code Enforcement. The city currently has five public schools, each staffed with a full time BSO School Resource Deputy. The city is also home to two charter schools.

In addition, two BSO K-9 deputies, Traffic Enforcement Unit, and a Crime Suppression Unit (CSU) operate from the district office keeping the streets of Cooper City safe. BSO Cooper City is proud of the community-oriented programs that are offered which include Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (SALT), Citizens on Patrol (C.O.P.S), a gun safety program for adolescents and S which educates our younger population to protect themselves against violence and harm. The BSO Cooper City command has one of the largest Law Enforcement Explorer Programs for youths 14-21. The program offers young adults the opportunity to learn and experience lawful citizenship as they participate side-by-side with certified BSO deputies in ongoing training and community service projects.

BSO's Cooper City district also offers a "Chip-a-Pet" program. The district and a local veterinarian hospital have partnered together to micro-chip dogs and cats. There is no cost for Cooper City residents, the event is generally held twice a year. Contact the district office at (954) 435-2000 for scheduled dates.