The Broward Sheriff’s Office-Parkland District (BSO-Parkland) is addressing a trend of vehicle thefts that have taken place in Parkland and throughout Broward County. This is a County-wide problem to which Parkland is not immune. In all Parkland instances, the stolen vehicles have been unlocked and the key FOB has been left inside. While simple common sense measures can prevent residents’ vehicles from being stolen, BSO-Parkland is undertaking a public awareness campaign to aid the effort.
Part of this effort is offering to make presentations to residents organized by HOAs. This may be aligned with your regular association meeting, though, as you know, BSO-Parkland attends those regularly and they are not always well-attended. The goal is to present to as many residents as possible—but rest assured BSO-Parkland is anxious to present to any gatherings you organize.
While this may seem like a benign trend to some, keep in mind garage door openers are almost always stored in vehicles thereby affording criminals access to the vehicle owner’s home.
It is our hope you will help BSO-Parkland educate the community by reaching out to them to schedule a community awareness meeting. Captain Jan Jordan and Lieutenant Mike DeVita can be reached for scheduling at 954.753.5050.