Community Services - Crime Prevention

The Coconut Creek Police Department's Community Services Unit supplies a variety of services that improve the quality of life through partnerships in the community. The unit also ensures the flow of information with the public through the use of media outlets, such as print media, television, and the internet. The Community Services Unit houses the School Resource Officer Program, which supplies police officers to the City's public schools to enhance security, promote appropriate educational programs, and provides students access to a law enforcement mentor/role model. The unit also provides law enforcement services for Broward College's North Campus and houses the Police Explorer and Do The Right Thing of Coconut Creek programs.

Crime Prevention

  • HOA Meetings
  • Residential & Commercial Safety Surveys Trespass Partnerships
  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Advice

S.A.F.E Course (Self-Defense Awareness Familiarization Exchange)

This is a 2-hour educational awareness, crime-victim prevention program encompassing Strategies, Techniques, Options and Prevention that provides teen aged and adult women with information that may reduce their risk of exposure to violence and introduces them to the physical aspects of self-defense.

Class is being offered again soon. To more information, please email us at

Community Outreach

  • Station Tours
  • Explorer Program
  • Career Day at Local Schools
  • Coffee With A Cop
  • D.A.R.E. Program - Drug Awareness Resistance Education
  • H.E.A.R.T. Program - Homeless Education Assessment Resource Team

Contact Officer Beth Micallef, Crime Prevention Specialist at 954-973-1497, or email the Community Services Unit here.

Crime Prevention Tips

The Coconut Creek Police Department is built on the strength of its residents and is committed to providing tools needed to decrease your likelihood of becoming a victim of crime. The tips provided herein are to be used as a guide. This guide, in conjunction with diligent reporting of any and all suspicious activities to our department will help reduce incidents of crime in our city.

The police department relies on our residents to assist us in deterring criminal activity and apprehending subjects involved in committing criminal acts. First, you must report ANY and ALL suspicious activities occurring in and around your neighborhood to the department, regardless of how trivial you may think the incident is. The responding officers will determine what action is required. It is important to remember that you are never “bothering” the police with your calls, as we are here to serve you, the residents of our community.

Reporting suspicious activities or persons may be done via phone by calling 9-1-1. Tips about suspicious activities that occur over a period of time, may also be reported (anonymously if you choose) through the City’s i-Police program at These tips are evaluated by a supervisor who determines which police unit is best suited to address your concern. Non-emergency police calls for service should be made to (954)-764-4357 (HELP). We urge you to familiarize yourself with the information contained in this pamphlet and make crime prevention a part of your daily life.

Additional Services

  • Trespass Program (where and when applicable).
  • Attend Home Association Meetings.
  • Senior citizen and youth group police station tours.
  • Document “Shred-It” and unwanted medicine drop-offs held throughout the year.
  • Day Care and Pre-School Safety Plan review and presentations.
  • Vacation Watch for your home when you are away for any extended length of time.

General Safety and Crime Prevention Guidelines

  • Survey your home as a burglar would. Look around for blind spots and hiding places while ensuring bushes, hedges, and trees are trimmed to avoid places of concealment.
  • Be a good neighbor and CALL THE POLICE if your observe unfamiliar vehicles parked in driveways or suspicious people knocking on doors.
  • Do not leave valuables in your vehicle and ensure car doors are locked.
  • Keep your garage door closed to prevent unwanted persons from entering and removing your items.
  • Always carry your cellphone when walking around your neighborhood.
  • The use of exterior lighting around the perimeter of your home in the evening is highly recommended and serves as a deterrent to criminal activity. Criminals do not wish to be seen or identied.
  • In order to reduce the chance of identity theft, carry only one credit or debit card while shopping. Copy all documents in your wallet/purse and keep them in a safe place. This way you will have the card and phone numbers needed to report lost or stolen cards.
  • Alert the three major credit reporting agencies of any fraudulent activity, and place an initial fraud alert on your credit reports. It is also advisable to obtain a copy of your credit report annually to review them for errors. They are available free of charge by calling:
    • Equifax - 1-800-525-6285
    • Experian - 1-888-397-3742
    • Transunion - 1-800-680-7289
  • Install a monitored alarm system. The City of Coconut Creek does not charge a registration or permit fee, or impose fines for false alarms at this time.
  • Utilize the City’s website to monitor activity in your neighborhood by visiting
  • In addition to sponsoring the Crime Spotter Neighborhood Watch program, the Coconut Creek Police. Department can conduct various crime prevention presentations for a range of groups and provide security surveys for businesses and residents.
  • We have trained officers dedicated to providing crime prevention techniques to our residents in a group setting or on an individual basis.

For more information on any of our programs, you can email the Community Services Unit or call us at (954)-956-1474.

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