District Safety Programs
The Broward Sheriff's Office, Oakland Park District, offers the following special services to our residents:
CITIZEN OBSERVER PATROL - We encourage you to get involved and invite you to join our Citizen's Observer Patrol (COP) Program. For more information contact Deputy Ira Rubinstein at (954) 202-3131 or visit the COP page for an application.
Sheriff Israel's e-Alerts - We encourage you to stay informed by registering with Sheriff Israel's e-Alerts. You will receive email or test messages from us about criminal activity, BSO events and traffic concerns that affect your neighborhood. Visit the Sheriff Israel's e-Alerts page to register.
HOME SECURITY SURVEYS - Consider reducing the risks with some simple improvements in locks, doors, windows, lighting and landscaping. Contact Deputy Ira Rubinstein at (954) 202-3131
VACATION HOME CHECK - BSO offers residents in its jurisdictions a free Vacation Home Check program. Deputies will drive by unoccupied residences and perform a daily perimeter check for signs of break-in or suspicious activity.
To participate, call or stop by your district office and request a vacation home check form. You must provide the dates and times your home will be unoccupied with a contact phone number of a trusted neighbor or local relative. If you live outside a BSO jurisdiction, notify your local police department that you are leaving town and provide them with the dates you will be away and an emergency phone number.
RAD KIDS PROGRAM - RADKids (Resisting Aggression Defensively) BSO Deputies teach your children how to replace the fear, confusion and panic of a dangerous situation with confidence and personal safety skills. For further information, contact The Crime Prevention Unit at (954) 435-2000 extension 249.
BUSINESS GROUPS - Deputies are working closely with the businesses in Oakland Park during this revitalization period. Deputies meet with the business leader's bi-monthly to discuss their concerns and share information. Contact Lauren Apollo, (954) 202-3131 for additional information.
OPEN AND EMPTY - Before closing up at night remember to turn on interior and exterior lights. Leave cash register empty and open. Turn off all computers. Finally, secure and check all doors, windows, and locks before leaving. Please contact Deputy Ira Rubinstein at (954) 202-3131 for additional safety tips or to obtain an Open and Empty window decal.