Chief’s Message - April 11, 2019
Chief Stanley was a special guest speaker during the March 26th Unity and Legends Power of the Woman Awards Ceremony, sponsored by "Coffee Break with Charley." The event was held to commemorate survivors of Domestic Violence and to honor Vice Mayor Bates, Commissioner Grant and Chief Stanley for their contributions and support of Domestic Violence Awareness. Special guests were Mayor Thurston and Commissioner Berger.
The Lauderhill Police Department's commitment against domestic violence includes taking the necessary steps to be proactive instead of reactive when addressing domestic violence issues. Awareness about domestic violence has come a long way since the "Day of Unity" in October 1981. That day paved the way bringing about more responsiveness to these issues and leading to U.S. Congressional Law 101-112 designating October the National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was held in October 1987. Domestic violence is the single largest cause of injury to women and the most significant form of child abuse in the United States.
The Lauderhill Police Department is committed to enforce the laws against domestic violence and promote awareness to prevent this treacherous crime. We have a Domestic Violence Unit with personnel specialized in handling domestic violence cases who follow-up with survivors to ensure that they are aware of their rights as well as legal proceedings so that offenders are brought to justice.
In 2018, Lauderhill officers responded to 2,148 domestic violence complaints of which 1,804 were documented as actual domestic violence reports and 385 arrests were made. The Lauderhill Police Department has informative material in our lobby that covers:
- Lauderhill Police Department’s Victims’ Rights Brochure
- Lauderhill Police Department NO EXCUSES Domestic Violence and Abuse
- Housing Rights for Survivors Living In Publicly Funded Housing
- Sexual Battery – Your Rights and Services
- LGBTQ Abusive Relationships – Love is respect.org
- Restraining Order Procedures
- Intimate Partner Violence Broward County Edition
In the case of an emergency, please contact 911. If you want to make an anonymous complaint against a crime of domestic abuse, please call 954-764-4357.
You are always welcome to come into the Police Department and speak with an Officer, Victim Advocate or to pick up brochures and information about domestic abuse.