The Fort Lauderdale Police Department acknowledges the need and right of the people to be informed on the activities and operations of the police department which are a matter of public interest and safety. To maximize the flow of information to the public, the police department is dedicated to disseminating accurate and factual information to the mass media in an orderly and timely manner. In keeping an active partnership with the community, the Fort Lauderdale Police Department continues to evaluate new methods and advances in technology which could be used to better inform the public on police matters.
The Fort Lauderdale Police Department has established an Office of Media Relations, which is responsible for coordinating the release of police information to the mass media. The duties of the Public Information Officer include, but are not limited to, preparing written news releases on incidents that are of public interest, meeting with media personnel on the scene of high profile incidents, responding to media and public inquiries, and publishing information related to progressive programs established to enhance relations between the community and its police department.
The Fort Lauderdale Police Office of Media Relations is open for routine inquiries Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST.
Letters may be addressed to:
Fort Lauderdale Police Department
Office of Media Relations
1300 W. Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Detective DeAnna Greenlaw is the Public Information Officer and can be reached at (954) 828-5464, fax (954) 828-6918, or you may email Detective Greenlaw