The Central Intake Bureau (CIB) operates with approximately 255 sworn and civilian staff. They process an estimated 40,000 arrests annually from all Broward County law enforcement agencies. Arrests are processed at one remote booking site located in the City of Pompano Beach and the main booking facility which is housed within BSO's Main Jail Bureau in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
In addition to processing arrests, the CIB is responsible for pre-magistrate holding, court activities, confinement status, releasing, hospital details, and transportation of inmates. Further, the CIB is the transfer and pickup location for inter-facility transfers, custody transfers and custody releases to the state prison system, U.S. Marshalls, other governmental agencies and court-ordered programs.
Inmate Visitation is no longer available at any of our jail facilities. All visits are conducted off-site at the Video Visitation Center or Remotely by using your Smartphone. All visits must be scheduled 24 hours in advance via
www.videovisitanywhere.com. All visitors are required to register online and are subject to prior approval. See
for rules, schedule times and availability.
Effective Monday, June 7, 2021, the friends and family voucher program for video visitation will no longer be accepted. Friends, family, and/or loved ones of inmates may utilize the video visitation center or pay for remote visits to continue to see their incarcerated loved ones. Professionals visits will resume at all jail facilities. Video Visitation vouchers will be available for attorneys for a limited time during the transition to normal operations.
Death Notification of an Inmate Family Member
Notifying an inmate of the death of a family member is arranged through the Chaplain's Office
General Arrest Information and Jail Visitor Information
See Inmate Visitor Info for information about charges, bond, the arrest process and visiting and phoning incarcerated inmates in any Broward Sheriff's Office jail.