The Broward Sheriff's Office has provided law enforcement, fire rescue and code-compliance services for Cooper City, home to more than 36,000 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 8.5 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 employs various positions, including: District Captain, Executive Lieutenant, Patrol Lieutenant, Sergeants, Deputies, Crime Analyst, Community Service Aides / Crime Scene Investigative Aides, Code Enforcement, and Administrative Support staff. 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 to the above staffing, an apprehension K-9, bloodhound, Traffic Enforcement Unit, and a Crime Suppression Team (CST) operate within the district, helping to keep the streets of Cooper City safe.
BSO Cooper City has a dedicated Community Outreach Deputy, as well as a Community Involvement Specialist, to help build and maintain meaningful partnerships with the residents. As such, the district offers an array of programs for the community, to include: AARP Driver Safety, Citizens Observer Patrol (C.O.P.S), R.A.D. for Women and Kids, CPTED security surveys for homes and businesses, active killer classes, to name a few. In addition, the BSO Cooper City command has one of the largest Law Enforcement Explorer Programs for adolescents aged 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.
Through partnership with a local veterinarian, the BSO's Cooper City district also offers a "Chip-a-Pet" program. There is no cost for Cooper City residents. Contact the district office at (954) 435-2000 for scheduled dates.