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Plantation Police Department


Plantation Police Department

The “tree city” of the west, was incorporated on April 30, 1953.  The new city covered an area from State Road 7 to where Hiatus Road is now.  Everything west of University Drive was cow pastures or vacant land.  Today Plantation covers 23 square miles.

     The city was founded by Fred Peters as a “bedroom community” and although that sense of Plantation still exists, the city has developed well beyond, with nearly 82,934 residents and first-class shopping, dining, entertainment and has the best city recreation program.

     Our department handles an average of 56,350 calls for police service a year.  This service is provided by 192 sworn officers & 103 civilian support personnel.

     A mission statement has been developed outlining our department’s “partnership” with the community, and this is emphasized by the many community oriented efforts of the members of the department.

Plantation Police Department Motor Unit History 

      In 1965 the Plantation Police Department established it's first Motorcycle Unit when the Chief of Police handed Sgt, Stanley Stake with the keys to a Harley-Davidson Electra Glide.  The Motor Unit has been running strong ever since. 

Chief of Police and Sgt. Stanley Stake with first Motorcycle in 1965

Terry Bradshaw filming a Shell Commerical Late 1970's.  (Photo provided by Carl C.)

 

Provided by the Plantation Historical Museum

 

Provided by the Plantation Historical Museum

Stanley Stake

 

 

Provided by the Plantation Historical Museum

2008 Harley-Davidson Police Road King

2008 Harley-Davidson Police Road King

 

2008 Harley-Davidson Police Road King

2008 Harley-Davidson Police Road King

2008 Harley-Davidson Police Road King

 

Photo provided by Stephen King

Photo provided by Stephen King

 

Photo provided by Stephen King

South East Police Motorcycle Rodeo 2018

South East Police Motorcycle Rodeo 2018

South East Police Motorcycle Rodeo 2018

South East Police Motorcycle Rodeo 2018


Information,Photos and Newspaper Articles provided by the Plantation Police Department and the Plantation Historical Museum. Thank you Planation Historical Museum for all your assistance.