I am extremely proud to serve as the Chief of the Police and lead the dedicated men and women who make up the Coral Springs Police Department. Our department is comprised of 216 sworn officers and 100 civilian employees. Our department members are dedicated to serving the citizens of Coral Springs with the highest level of professional and ethical standards.
I began as Chief of Police on March 5, 2018, after Chief Pustizzi retired. Like all of you, I am horrified by the senseless display of evil that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School two weeks earlier on February 14, 2018. This event has forever changed the fabric of our community, and I am certain that none of us will ever be the same. I am extremely proud of our department’s response to this tragedy, as well as the response of our other law enforcement partners from a myriad of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. They all rushed to our side in our time of need. I am also humbled by the tremendous outpouring of support and goodwill provided to our department by citizens and community groups, both in our community and throughout our great nation. Their heartfelt acts proved to me that people are good. They also provided a badly needed counter balance to the evil witnessed by this community.
As your chief, I am committed to providing the best police service to our citizens. I am vested in this community. I raised my family here, coached youth sports here and resided in Coral Springs for over twenty years. I truly want Coral Springs to be the best place to live and raise a family. That starts with public safety. I would ask all of our citizens to join me to help make Coral Springs the safest city in South Florida. One of my top priorities is to foster working relationships with our citizens to resolve quality of life and crime issues. Partnerships between the police department and the community we serve is paramount to achieving our shared goals.
Several years ago, the Coral Springs Police Department began our “Make a Call, Make a Difference” crime prevention program. We asked residents to call our non-emergency number (954) 344-1800, any time they saw someone or something suspicious. This award-winning program has helped us reduce crime and has led to the apprehension of suspects in the process of committing crimes. This initiative, along with numerous other crime prevention programs, continues to make the City of Coral Springs one of the safest places to live, work and raise a family.
Coral Springs is very fortunate to be one of two cities in Broward County with its own 911 Communications Center. Police communication has changed dramatically over the last decade and our citizens clearly benefit from maintaining our own center. While I always remind residents to call 9-1-1 or (954) 344-1800 for immediate police response, I encourage you to stay connected with our department through Facebook, Twitter (@CoralSpringsPolice) and NextDoor.com. These media platforms allow you to learn about crime trends, upcoming events, road closures and other information affecting our community.
I take tremendous pride in the quality of law enforcement services provided by the members of the Coral Springs Police Department, and I look forward to honorably serving as Chief of Police.
Chief of Police
City of Coral Springs