The Coral Springs Police Department BEAR Unit is a proactive, crime-fighting unit dedicated to the prevention of burglaries and the apprehension of burglars. The unit takes a proactive approach to the reduction of all types of burglaries by analyzing crime trends, collecting data and intelligence information on known offenders and conducts aggressive surveillance of locations where burglaries are likely to occur.
Sergeant Sean Murray
The Coral Springs Police Department Bicycle Unit focuses on quality of life issues throughout the city and as an effective tool for community policing. The unit focuses on bicycle safety programs and bicycle registrations and bridges the gap between vehicle patrol and foot patrol. Riding bicycles not only allows the unit to reach out to the community, but also allows the officers to reach places officers in vehicles could not.
Sergeant Bruce Kozlowski
The Communications Unit serves the City of Coral Springs for Police, Fire and EMS for emergency and non-emergency calls for service. The Coral Springs Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) became a CALEA Accredited Communications Center in 2007. The unit continues to be CALEA Accredited and have earned accreditation with excellence for years 2013 and 2016.
Kathy Liriano, Communications Center Manager
The Community Involvement Unit is responsible for crime prevention, community outreach. This is achieved through open lines of communication with residents, businesses and community leaders. The unit does so through regular community outreach meetings, interaction at city-related functions and safety events. In addition, the unit is responsible for crime prevention, which includes security assessments, trespass and barring and the Make a Call/Make a Difference program. The unit coordinates the social media outreach on behalf of the Chief of Police, ensuring a positive image, while informing the public about crime trends, events, and information related to police activity.
Captain George Soberon
Sergeant Bill Capplis
Dakota Acosta, Senior Office Assistant
Monica Vargas, Community Involvement Coordinator
The Coral Springs Police Department Crimes Against Persons (CAPS.) Unit investigates crimes such as robbery, homicide and other deaths, adult kidnappings, felony-level assault and battery, domestic violence cases, including injunction violations, stalking and adult missing persons.
In addition CAPS oversees the Victim/Family Advocates who offer a wide range of services from crisis support counseling to community awareness activities and training programs. They also offer support to victims and their families. This unit assists with other local agencies in providing a network of psychological and social service needs.
Sergeant Paul Kempinski
The Coral Springs Police Department Crime Scene Investigations (CSI) Unit is a civilian support Unit within the Criminal Investigations Component of the Police Department. The CSI Unit is responsible for crime scene processing, fingerprint identification and video analysis.
Hours of Operation:
7 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday to Friday
12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays
Non-Business Hours: A designated Crime Scene Technician is on call.
Property Released to Owners: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays Only
Sheila Lustigman, Crime Scene Investigations Supervisor
The Coral Springs Police Department Economic Crimes Unit is responsible for investigating crimes involving theft of identity, fraud, and other financial crimes. The cases, which are investigated by this unit, may include identity theft, fraudulent use of a credit card, criminal use of identification, tax fraud, computer related crimes, and other instances where personal information is used in order to commit a crime.
Sergeant Glenn Matonak
The Coral Springs Police Department Evidence Unit receives, catalogs and stores evidentiary, abandoned, forfeited and found property in accordance with state and local laws. The Evidence Unit stores more than 49,000 items including bicycles, jewelry, office equipment, luggage, household items, electronic equipment and more. If you have property that, by law, is held by the Evidence Unit but now may be returned to you, please see “Claiming Your Property” below for instructions on retrieving your property.
The Coral Springs Police Department Fleet and Facilities Unit is responsible for the safety and security of the facility and all personnel who work within the building. The unit also schedules all vehicles for calibration and preventive maintenance programs, capital building projects, computer and vehicle replacement projects, and department inventory control.
Tammy Micensky, Senior Fleet / Facilities Coordinator
The Coral Springs Police Department Fiscal Management Unit reports directly to the Administrative Division Deputy Chief of Police. The unit's main functions are; annual budget development, purchasing, forfeiture expenditures, and grant administration.
Judy Kelley, The Fiscal & Procurement Coordinator
Robin Brunetto, Purchasing Assistant
Connie Ruel, Purchasing Assistant
The Coral Springs Police Department General Investigations has the responsibility of investigating crimes involving felony theft of property, and damage to property. The cases, which are investigated by this unit, may include grand theft (property over a $750 value), burglaries, criminal mischief (damage estimated over $1000), auto theft, animal abuse, and arson.
Sergeant Patrick Madison
The Coral Springs Police Department Humane Unit enforces ordinances, codes and state statutes regarding animal issues. The Humane Officers respond to citizen complaints regarding animal issues such as stray and injured animals and animal bites. The Humane Unit conducts all care and feeding duties for impounded animals and supervises general maintenance of the retention facility. In an effort to unite lost pets with their owners and to find homes for stray animals, the unit works with organizations to advertise found or lost pets, including the use of their own social media page.
Lt. Edmond DeRosa, Humane Unit - Special Operations Component:
The Coral Springs Police Department Human Resources Unit is devoted to the recruitment and hiring of the best-qualified candidates available to serve the Coral Springs community while also supporting the Human Resources needs of the 221 Sworn and 99 Civilian members of the Coral Springs Police Department. With a staff of 6, the Human Resources Unit manages the recruitment, employment, payroll, assignment transfer, promotion, personnel records and off-shift employment needs of the Coral Springs Police Department.
The Coral Springs Police Department is firmly committed to offering an equitable, drug-free work environment. We do not discriminate in any employment related decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or other similar factors that are not job-related. This commitment is practiced in all aspects of our personnel policies, programs, practices, recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention and other related activities. When requested, the Coral Springs Police Department will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Human Resources Unit at 954-346-1320 if special assistance is needed.
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The Coral Springs Police Department K-9 Unit is comprised of five K-9 Teams - each team consisting of an officer and their police service dog (K-9). The K-9 Unit falls under the direction of the Special Operations Component and assists road patrol in calls for service to include incidents involving armed suspects, in-progress felonies, building/area/article searches and tracking. K-9 Teams conduct weekly training and receive annual certifications through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA).
The K-9 Unit also performs demonstrations for special events throughout Broward County and assists other law enforcement agencies when requested.
Sergeant Jeff Heinrich
K-9 Retirement Fund Donations
The Coral Springs Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 87 has taken on the challenge of helping to provide care and quality of life for these retired Police Service Dogs by creating a 'Retired K-9 Fund'. With your support, 100% of the funds donated will be applied to the care and treatment of these exceptional K-9's that have served our community. If you would like to donate, click here.(Note you are leaving our secure website).
The Coral Springs Police Department Office of Professional Standards Supervisor reports directly to the Chief of Police. The unit’s primary function is to investigate allegations of misconduct by members of the Department and Agency Accreditation. For more information or inquiries please contact
Sergeant A.J. King
Theresa Piedrahita - Assistant to Sergeant A.J. King
Miriam Simon – Accreditation Coordinator
The Coral Springs Police Department Records Unit is responsible for maintaining, properly documenting and storing all police records and reports for internal and external use. The Records Unit is open, but our hours of operation have changed and are listed below.
- Monday: 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
- Tuesday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
To request copies of police reports, traffic accident reports and traffic citations, which are available for release, please submit a Records Request. Other special services are also provided, such as good conduct letters, bicycle registration and alarm registration processing. A processing fee will be charged for these services and the fees are available upon request.
To obtain more information on our services, please call 954-346-1340.
Martha Fonte, Records Supervisor
The Coral Springs Police Department Road Patrol Operations consists of two platoons, which patrol the streets of Coral Springs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Each platoon is divided as an Alpha (night shift) and a Bravo (day shift.) Each of these shifts is then sub-divided into three squads of seven officers and one sergeant.
A Patrol Lieutenant is in command of every shift. The total number of officers allocated to patrol is eighty-four. Each officer is assigned a specific area of the city, called sectors, to patrol. Our officers take ownership of these sectors to address quality of life issues, traffic concerns, criminal activity, and public safety.
In support of patrol operations are nine traffic accident investigators who assist with traffic crash reports, traffic direction, and crime reporting.
Captain Gerald Irwin, Patrol Commander
Operational Support Lieutenants
Lieutenant Nicholas Mazzei
Lieutenant Randy Rosenberg
Alpha Shift Lieutenants
Lieutenant Scott Myers
Bravo Shift Lieutenants
Lieutenant Joe McHugh
Lt. EdMond DeRosa
Road Patrol Map(JPG, 220KB)
The Coral Springs Police Department Street Intelligence Unit is assigned to the Special Operations Component. Individuals assigned to this unit are highly motivated and have demonstrated a proactive approach to preventing crimes. Street Intelligence officers use community policing as a means to better understand the needs of the residents and create an information exchange corridor.
The Street Intelligence Unit conducts proactive problem–solving techniques and strategies to create a safer environment for residents, business owners, and visitors.
Sergeant Bruce Kozlowski
Officer Chad Whittington
Officer Alex Plesher
Direct Office Number: 954-346-1336
Crime Stoppers: 954-493-TIPS
The Coral Springs Police Department Strategic Enforcement Team (S.E.T.) is under the direction of the Special Operations Component. The primary responsibility of S.E.T. is the prevention and suppression of emerging crime trends within the city. This is accomplished by gathering intelligence, developing operational plans and employing diverse enforcement techniques. Members of S.E.T. constantly evaluate city-wide crime trends, adjusting and focusing manpower and resources in order to effectively disrupt and suppress criminal activity.
S.E.T. detectives serve arrest warrants and locate fugitives while working closely with the other units within our department as well as with other agencies throughout the tri-county area. Members of S.E.T. work closely with all operational units within the police department, providing tactical support for a multitude of operations. S.E.T. detectives are also responsible for monitoring members of criminal street gangs who may be residing in or frequent the City of Coral Springs.
Sergeant Robert Harty
The Coral Springs Police Department Special Victims Unit investigate child abuse/neglect cases, child deaths, child kidnappings, sex crimes such as sexual battery, indecent exposure, child pornography and internet crimes against children and physical abuse/neglect of the elderly. Unit members coordinate quarterly sweeps of identified sexual offenders/predators living in the City of Coral Springs to verify compliance with the Florida Sexual Predators Act. Unit members also participate in a countywide task force targeting offenders who prey on children.
Sergeant William Reid
The Coral Springs Police Department Training Unit is dedicated to providing comprehensive training for our workforce. Our training facility provides a number of scenario and classroom-based learning experiences. Information on current training schedules or to register for any advertised courses should contact:
Sergeant Robert Cherry, Division of Training
The Coral Springs Police Department Traffic Unit are responsible for enforcing all state and local traffic laws and ordinances. In addition, they provide traffic education to the community in partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation and support the event planning committee with traffic plans. The uniformed motorcycle officers investigate motor vehicle crashes and are on call 24 hours a day to handle all traffic crashes involving fatalities.
Sergeant Derek Fernandes
The Coral Springs Police Department Vice, Intelligence and Narcotics Unit is multifaceted. Cases vary from narcotics to vice related crimes. Intelligence is an integral aspect of the unit. Through acquired intelligence the unit can infiltrate various criminal activities. There is a Vice and Narcotics "Crime Tips" telephone number to report suspected criminal activity. This type of communication allows for the caller to remain anonymous. The "Tips" line is monitored by a member of the unit on a continual basis. All tips are investigated.
Taina Jones, Vice, Intelligence and Narcotics Unit
The Coral Springs Police victim/family advocates assist victims with the criminal justice system, comfort individuals and families and inform victims of their rights under the law.
If you are not a victim of crime, but are experiencing other life difficulties, the Victim/Family Advocates may be able to assist you with information, support and referrals.
Your advocate will provide friendly, professional help as you deal with the criminal justice system. Advocates are not lawyers but are familiar with the workings of the criminal justice system and the needs and rights of victims. We understand how crime can affect your life and are here to help you deal with the emotional, financial and legal needs you may have as a result of a crime. There are no fees. Services offered include:
- Crisis intervention
- Emotional Support
- Assistance with crimes compensation forms
Nicole Charbonier, Victim/Family Advocate
Hilda Sagastume, Victim/Family Advocate
The Coral Springs Police Department Youth Liaison Unit’s main responsibility is to protect students and staff within our city’s schools. In addition, provide support and education to prevent substance abuse, bullying, peer pressure and other ethical issues. Members assigned to this unit have the responsibility to develop and implement programs intended to control the delinquent criminal behavior of juveniles. This is accomplished by presenting pro-active programs throughout the primary and secondary schools.
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