EMERGENCY: DIAL 911
Fort Lauderdale Police
Non-emergency: Dial 954-764-HELP (954-764-4357)
Fort Lauderdale Police Detective Unit 954-828-5749
Do not be afraid to call the police!
Some victims have stated that they felt calling the police would be a waste of time.
If you feel unsafe, please call the police -- they are here to help you.
The more calls from a neighborhood, the more police presence that neighborhood gets.
Once you have reported a crime or other public safety issue to the police, please email crimewatch@vpca so that we can track follow up action with them. Be sure you get a case number from the officer.
Barbara Weinstein & Thornie Jarrett, Co-Chairs
There are many things we can do to protect ourselves from criminal activity.
Do not become a victim of opportunity.
We have a continuing problem with residents leaving valuable items in their cars in plain sight.
This is an invitation to have your car damaged and/or your personal belongings taken.
Do not leave anything of value in your where it can be seen -- ESPECIALLY YOUR KEYS!
Schedule a FREE Crime Prevention Home Review with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department
Review this quick checklist to see how safe you and your family are.
Here are some other tips to improve your safety
The Crime Prevention Unit will come to your home, conduct an inspection and discuss how to improve your family's safety.
This service is provided free of charge.
FLPD Crime Prevention Unit
954-828-6421 | 954-828-6422
Remodeling your home? Installing new landscaping?
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is based on five design principles: Natural Surveillance, Territoriality, Access Control, Activity Support, and Management & Maintenance. These strategic methods are used to deter criminal behavior and activity through the built environment as well as the un-built environment. As a result, there should be a reduction in fear, criminal incidences, and the opportunity for crime thereby, leading to an improved quality of life for the community. Here are some crime prevention design tips for single-family and multi-family residences.
Leave your porch light on at night.
Victoria Park is fortunate to have a dense tree canopy and lush landscaping. But that vegetation can obscure street lights and make our streets darker at night. Leave your porch light on to deter criminal activity near your home and provide an extra measure of illumination for your neighbors who are out walking or biking after dark.
Keep a watchful eye on your property and your neighbors.
Be a good neighbor and pay attention to surrounding properties. We can't always be present to watch our homes -- and we're all safer when we watch out for each other. Let the neighbors know when you are going on vacation. If you know your neighbors aren't home, keep an eye on their property, pick up litter, make sure the mailbox isn't overflowing or door hangers swinging in the breeze for a week. These are taletell signs of an empty home and a target for thieves.
For a listing of sexual offenders from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, please go to: http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/searchNeighborhood.do
Fort Lauderdale participates in the RAIDS Online program. To view recently reported crime in Victoria Park (and surrounding neighborhoods) enter "33301" or "33304" in the address block below and then click "go to address." You can adjust the the map by type of crime (event), the range of dates, etc. using the menu at the left.