Are Fingerprinting Services Offered?
are offered fingerprinting services at the Weston Police Services Building seven days a week from 7AM until 7PM. The Police Services Building is located at 17300 Royal Palm Blvd., Weston. You must bring a drivers license or state identification card and any billing statement that also has your address on it (example: FP&L bill). Children’s fingerprinting is sometimes offered during BSO special events/program. For information call 954-389-2010.
How Do I Get a Copy of a Police Report?
Reports are obtained from the Main Public Safety Building located at 2601 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale,
FL 33131 (located 3 blocks west of I-95 at the corner of Broward Blvd. and 27 Ave.) Monday - Friday from
Accident and event reports are available from BSO for incidents in which reports were taken by a BSO deputy.
SAVE TIME BY REQUESTING ONLINE:
At the lobby window, BSO has established an express pick-up line exclusively for online requests that will save you time (as much as 30-60 minutes) when you arrive to pick up your accident or event report. Go to: http://www.sheriff.org/apps/records/onlinerequests.cfm
Online requests for accident and event reports are not mailed to the requesting party; they must be picked up at BSO headquarters in the lobby of the Public Safety Building, open, and they must be paid for when they are picked up. For information please call 954-831-8700.
How Do I Request a Background Check?
Background checks (also known as good conduct letters) are sometimes required for employment, housing, adoption, immigration and other personal reasons. Background checks include arrest records only and do not include traffic violations or other incidents which did not result in an arrest.
Background checks are not currently available online. You must go to the Public Safety Building to request a background check. The Broward Sheriff's Office only provides records for BSO jurisdictions within Broward County. For a statewide record check, contact the Florida Department of Law Enforcement at (850) 410-8109, via e-mail at email@example.com
For detailed information, please go to: http://www.sheriff.org/apps/records/backgroundchecks.cfm
How Do I File a Restraining Order?
To obtain a restraining order, go to the Broward County Courthouse
in downtown Ft. Lauderdale at 201 S.E. 6th Street, Room 248 from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The process takes approximately three hours to complete and it's suggested you arrive early.
Restraining orders are issued by a judge and are intended to protect those who fear for their own safety. Essentially, a restraining order prohibits an individual from an action that is likely to cause harm; usually, a restraining order prevents any contact or communication between two or more people.
If you find yourself in a life-threatening domestic violence situation after 5:00 p.m. on weekdays or during the weekend and holidays, have no safe shelter, and wish to apply for an emergency domestic violence restraining order immediately, call (954) 463-0911 for assistance. There is no charge or fee to obtain a restraining order.
For detailed information please go to: http://www.sheriff.org/safety/restrainingorders.cfm