Oakland Park PD 1999 Oakland Park PD 1 Chief 1 Captain 4 Lieutenants 1 Internal Affairs Sergeant 6 Patrol Sergeants 51 Road Patrol Officers 2 Detective Sergeants 7 Detectives 4 Narcotics/ Tactical Detectives 1 K-9 Officer 4 Traffic Motors 3 School Resource Officers 2 Community Relations Officers 1 Communication Supervisor 10 Police Communications Dispatchers 5 Fire Dispatchers 6 Secretaries 6 CSAs 1 Evidence Custodian 1 Crime Scene Technician 2 Admin Secretaries Total employees- 124 Cost approximately 8.3 million in Residents32,000 42,50042,300 Sq. Miles Sworn deputies Total Staff
Oakland Park District 2000 Oakland Park District (2000 to 2005) 1 Chief 3 Lieutenants 6 Patrol Sergeants 51 Road Patrol Deputies (+5 Unincorporated North Andrews Gardens) 2 Detective Sergeants 5 District Detectives (+1 Unincorporated North Andrews Gardens) 4 Narcotics/ Tactical Detectives 1 K-9 deputy 4 Traffic Motors 3 School Resource Deputies 2 NRT Deputies Community Outreach 1 Communication Supervisor 10 Police Communications Dispatchers 5 Fire Dispatchers 5 Admin II 6 CSAs 1 Evidence Custodian 1 Crime Scene Technician 2 Secretaries Total employees- 118 Cost approximately 7.6 million in marked the beginning of the successfully relationship of the Broward Sheriffs Office and the City of Oakland Park. The initial contract sought to maximize police services and reduce operating costs. The contract provided for increased community outreach, increased citizen interaction and the extensive regional services available to Broward Sheriffs Office and contact cities. * North Andrews Gardens and Twin Lakes staffing: 5 sworn deputies Residents32,000 42,50042,300 Sq. Miles Sworn deputies Total Staff
Oakland Park District 2005 Five years later in 2005 an economic reality is recognized. The need to reshape, realign, and gain efficiency is realized. The City also incorporated the area of North Andrews Gardens and Twin Lakes South. The county deputies were absorbed by the city to assist in patrolling the larger geographic area. A reduction in staff and a shift to regional service was achieved without a reduction in service to the residents despite the growth of the city. 1 District Chief 2 Lieutenants 6 Patrol Sergeants 61 Road Patrol Deputies 1 Detective Sergeant 6 District Detectives 2 Traffic Motors 4 School Resource Deputies 1 NRT Deputy Community Outreach 1 Code Enforcement Deputy 7 CSA 1 Crime Scene Tech. 2 Secretaries 95 total employees (2 Tactical Deputies added in 2008 to combat narcotics for 97 total personnel) Cost approximately 11.6 million dollars in 2005 Oakland Park District staffing: 85 sworn deputies (supplemented from Unincorporated) 2008 two sworn detectives added. 87 sworn deputies Residents32,000 42,50042,300 Sq. Miles Sworn deputies Total Staff
Oakland Park District 2010 Current (2011) 2010 marked a full decade of the relationship between the City of Oakland Park and the Broward Sheriffs Office. The economic reality that had first impacted the BSO/Oakland Park contract in 2005 had become an economic tsunami that was impacting government services at all levels and in all areas. Despite the efficiencies achieved in the past more sacrifice would be required. Some trends have been recognized which require the reallocation of staffing. Scheduling with reduced staffing required the reallocation of resources to address the highest call volumes. Non-traditional scheduling was implemented and citizen needs continue to be met. The organizational structure has been flattened to the fullest extent possible. 1 Chief 2 Lieutenants 6 patrol supervisors 60 Road Patrol deputies 1 Detective Sergeant 6 Detectives 1 Traffic Motor 2 SIU Detectives (Narcotics, Part One Crimes) 2 School Resource Deputies 1 Code Deputy 8 CSA 2 Secretaries 92 Total Employees Cost approximately 12.1 million in Residents32,000 42,50042,300 Sq. Miles Sworn deputies Total Staff
Oakland Park District Future Proposal Future Aspirations Aspirations represent an ideology where the City of Oakland Park prioritizes public safety as the primary concern of city government as reflected in the Strategic Plan. This philosophy builds on the principle that all other city functions must have a foundation in security. This is necessary for any endeavor to thrive and succeed. Redevelopment, parks and recreation, and the growth of a tax base are all dependant of the security of the community and the perception of this security. Enhancing public safety is an integral element of the Citys strategic plan. The following conceptual department represents the ideal deployment and utilization of police resources while maintaining efficiency and fiscal responsibility. 1 Chief 2 Lieutenants 6 Patrol Sergeants 65 Patrol Deputies (represents an increase over existing staffing of five deputies to patrol an additional western zone) 1 Detective Sergeant 8 Detectives (represents an additional property crimes detective) 1 Specialized Unit Sergeant (Supervisor added to oversee SIU, Motors, SRD, Special Events) 4 Motor Deputies (represents three additional motor deputies) 4 SIU Detectives (represents two additional Special Investigation Detectives) 2 School Resource Deputies 2 Neighborhood Response Deputy (represents the restoring of the two community policing positions, eliminated in Complex Code Investigations Deputy 8 CSA 2 Secretaries 1 Crime Analyst (represents a newly created position to support operations through succession planning) Total positions Residents32,000 42,50042,300 Sq. Miles Sworn deputies Total Staff
Oakland Park District Future Proposal Justifications with Prioritization 1 through 5. Priority 1 Restoring the five (5) positions that were eliminated in the 2011 fiscal year. – 3 Patrol Deputies, 1 Traffic Motorman, 1 Neighborhood Response Team. Priority 2 Five additional patrol deputies – This will provide for the staffing of one of the newly created western zones that were created in These two zones were created after call analysis indicated the need for additional staffing on the western side of the city which currently only is staffed with three patrol deputies. This would address the needs of the growth and service demand in the western parts of the city. There has been no staffing increase to western patrol zones since 2000 despite new developments and the recent influx of criminal activity brought by the economic austerity measures employed by Lauderdale Lakes. Priority 3 Specialty Supervisor – The Oakland Park District currently has seven sergeants who each are currently serving ancillary supervisory responsibilities in addition to their current job description. Six sergeants provide supervision for road patrol with the seventh sergeant supervising Criminal Investigations. The Criminal Investigations sergeant is also tasked with specialized units and emergency management. With 16 individuals under his supervision the CI Sergeant is operating well in excess of the recommended span of control. An additional supervisor with provide for the proper supervision and monitoring of the SIU, NRT, Motors, CSA, CSIA, and School Resource deputies. This additional supervisor position will assure maximum productivity and adherence to policy by all personnel within the district.. The additional supervisor will also be dedicated to special events within the city including emergency management.
Oakland Park District Future Proposal Justifications Priority 4 Two additional detectives – Property crimes such as burglary residential have shown a drastic increase of over 30 percent. Few crimes have the emotional and lasting impact as a burglary to ones residence. Identity theft also represents a new crime practice that was not seen ten years ago. Identity theft cases represent a huge undertaking and technological challenge that requires a large amount of man-hours to be spent on investigation. The additional detectives will allow for the expedited investigations of all crimes and increased solvability. Priority 4 Two additional motor deputies – Traffic generates the highest number of requests for police services. Residents often equate the quality of police services with the responsiveness to traffic concerns such as school zones. Traffic units are also excellent crime suppression tools as heavy traffic enforcement has been shown to have an immediate impact on crime activity in a targeted area. The degrading of the districts traffic unit from four deputies in 2000 to one in 2010 deserves correction to best serve the residents of the City. The unit would focus on crash investigations and crash reductions through strategic and analytically driven deployment. Priority 4 Two additional SIU detectives – The Special Investigation Unit has shown its value in addressing direct threats to the city such as the recent Pill Mill epidemic. Allowing for trained plain clothed detectives with undercover experience allows the district to target crime trends through covert means. Covert operations are often the only means that some crime trends can be addressed. A four person unit will enable two teams to be available at all hours. They will function at the direction of the specialized unit supervisor and be a proactive anti crime unit within the city.
Oakland Park District Future Proposal Justifications Priority 5 Creation of Crime Analyst position – This position would allow for timely analysis of crime trends within the city. The creation of additional resources within the district is of little use if these resources are not directed based on statistical analysis. By gaining an individual with specialized training in crime analysis and data collection the district can assure the efficient and effective use of resources. The city would also have access to the most up to date data driven analysis of activity within the city. This would allow all departments in the city to adjust practices so as to be most effective in providing for a safe community. The need for this position will become more urgent as current members of the district who are operating far in excess of their current job description leave or are transferred. By creating this position the district is allowing for proper succession planning and continued growth and improvement. Priority 6 Adding a Neighborhood Response Deputy Position - The elimination of this position in 2011 has had a drastic impact on community policing efforts within the city. Responsible for innumerable neighborhood outreach projects to include Citizens on Patrol, TRIAD, CEPTED surveys, crime suppression lectures, youth outreach, and childrens reading programs this position represents a fundamental need within the City.
Oakland Park District Statistical Demographics Year Total Offenses Calls for Service Total ArrestsPopulationLand AreaBudgeted Staffing 20021,59866,6553,46130, sq. miles ,50843,4934, sq. miles ,14848,3633, sq. miles ,52348,9273, sq. miles ,95550,6133,94342, sq. miles ,72050,0913, sq. miles ,91546,7083, sq. miles ,73843,5043, sq. miles ,53041,1172,11142,300 (est)8.04 sq. miles*92 * The City of Oakland Park temporally funded two additional deputy positions for 6 months utilizing vacancy credits.
Oakland Park District Uniform Crime Report Florida Department of Law Enforcement - Uniform Crime Report YearMurder Forcible Rape Robbery Aggravated Assault BurglaryLarceny Motor Vehicle Theft , , , , , , , , ,387123
Oakland Park District Broward County Demographics FDLE POPULATION TitusvilleFort PierceOakland ParkN. Miami BeachAltamonte Springs JAN - DEC ,52641,97242,08140,94243,529 JAN - DEC ,66444,22742,24140,87943,243 JAN - DEC ,49044,25141,75640,14242,630 JAN - DEC ,12344,12041,90439,99142,173 PART 1 CRIMES TitusvilleFort PierceOakland ParkN. Miami BeachAltamonte Springs JAN - DEC 20072,1673,5522,8482,7571,843 JAN - DEC 20082,3273,4132,9152,7832,037 JAN - DEC 20092,0013,0272,6852,6431,735 JAN - DEC 20101,8363,5982,4212,4551,529 CITY STAFFING TitusvilleFort PierceOakland ParkN. Miami BeachAltamonte Springs Sworn Civilians Total Oakland Park District2010 Statistics Population41,904Source: FLDE / UCR Part 1 Crimes2,421Source: City web sites Staffing92 For comparison purposes additional staffing and support are provided from the regional services provided by BSO. This would equate to approximately 5 sworn deputies and 16 civilians positions on account of Dispatch and Specialized Investigations.
Oakland Park District Florida Demographics POPULATION Dania BeachHallandaleMargateN. MiamiN. Miami Beach JAN - DEC ,52438,19355,66160,27540,942 JAN - DEC ,42538,23254,18059,68840,879 JAN - DEC ,39137,40053,20758,46940,142 JAN - DEC ,33137,21153,36958,32539,991 PART 1 CRIMES Dania BeachHallandaleMargateN. MiamiN. Miami Beach JAN - DEC 20071,8572,1091,1814,8762,757 JAN - DEC 20082,0262,2221,2994,6442,783 JAN - DEC 20091,7902,0061,3384,3372,643 JAN - DEC 20101,7042,1321,2923,9872,455 CITY STAFFING Dania BeachHallandaleMargateN. MiamiN. Miami Beach Sworn Civilians Total Oakland Park District2010 StatisticsSource: FLDE / UCR Population41,904Source: City web sites Part 1 Crimes2,421 Staffing92 For comparison purposes additional staffing and support are provided from the regional services provided by BSO. This would equate to approximately 5 sworn deputies and 16 civilians positions on account of Dispatch and Specialized Investigations.
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Portable Technology The Broward Sheriffs Office / Oakland Park District utilizes portable technology for public safety, checkpoints, crowd control, traffic enforcement, security and surveillance and at special events. The District has three Message Signs that are used at check points, neighborhood crime watch, Bark Park, Dillon Tennis Center, Youth Day and other special events. These Message signs are a valuable tool to law enforcement for public safety. The License Plate Reader (LPR) vehicle is equipped with an array of cameras and a specialized computer that records a vehicles license plate and then compares it to millions of records in the State database. Subjects have been apprehended with stolen tags, stolen vehicles, suspended or revoked drivers licenses and wanted persons. WANCO has loaned the District a Security & Surveillance platform. This mobile platform is equipped with remote cameras, a DVR and is operated remotely. This platform has been used at several City of Oakland Park events enhancing the security and safety of the citizens.
Oakland Park District Message Signs Variable message signs are great for checkpoints, crowd control, and special events. Wanco variable message signs are versatile, easy to use, and highly portable. This model, designed specifically for law enforcement and public safety, displays three lines of text and basic arrow-board functions, provides ease of programming,
Oakland Park District License Plate Reader (LPR) The computer compares license plates with millions of license plates in DMV and police records and within milliseconds notifies the police officer with an audible alarm and voice identification of the reason to stop the car. The license plate camera will check license plates listed on the computer for various offenses including stolen cars, stolen license plates, expired registration, expired inspection, expired insurance and other violations.
Oakland Park District Security and Surveillance Wanco Security & Surveillance provides quick-and-easy wireless remote monitoring. Access cameras and sensing devices from the home office, a command center or on-site. Keep an eye on all your properties, any time, from anywhere in the world. Compact and portable, Wanco Security includes everything you need to establish remotely controlled video surveillance in minutes. Applications Watch large crowds, Monitor large areas, Scan parking lots Monitor roads and highways, Provide event safety This surveillance trailer was loaned to BSO / Oakland Park by WANCO and utilized successfully at the following City of Oakland Park events in Pain Clinic protest Youth Day Pridefest