Special Services

Community Service Officers (CSO)

The Boca Raton Police Services Department employs multiple Community Service Officers. The primary functions of the CSOs are crash investigation, parking enforcement, traffic control, and taking reports over the telephone (Teleserve).
In addition, the CSOs assist with marine patrol operations, the Crime Scene Unit with photography, juvenile assistance programs, and the staffing of our police annexes.

This program has served as a career path for several CSOs to go on to careers as certified police officers.
Community Service Officer

Canine Unit

The Canine (K-9) Unit is made up of 3 Canine Teams. All three canines are male German Shepherds imported from Europe. After a 12-14 week Basic Canine School, the canine teams are assigned to Road Patrol.

The canines are an invaluable tool for the Boca Raton Police Department. Due to their superior sense of smell they are able to locate dangerous suspects that are fleeing or hiding. By alerting to the suspects presence, the officers are able to remain safe. The dogs also assist in explosive detection.

In addition, the canines perform numerous public safety demonstrations throughout the year. Each canine lives at home with their handler; and the teams are on call 24 hours a day.

Marine Unit

The Boca Raton Police Department Marine Unit is committed to a thorough plan of education, law enforcement and boating investigations involving all marine activities. The primary responsibility of the Marine Unit is to make the waterways within Boca Raton as safe as possible.
We operate 7 days a week, at all hours and are responsible for all waterways within the City of Boca Raton. In addition we patrol an active inlet and approximately 5 miles of coastline.

Besides regular patrol duties there are many special events involving the city waterways. The annual holiday boat parade, regattas, power boat races, and a variety of other special events keep us busy year round.

The Marine Unit can be reached through the Boca Raton Police Services Department dispatch at 561-416-3333. Any questions or concerns can be directed to the:
  • City of Boca Raton Marine Hotline: 561-338-1242.
  • Emergency: 9-1-1


Currently the Marine Unit consists of 4 full time police officers and 1 sergeant.


The Marine Unit maintains a variety of specialized vessels and support equipment. The vessel inventory consists of the following:
  • 2-30' Intrepid vessels with twin 300hp Yamaha motors
  • 2-850 Impact Brunswick vessels with twin 300hp Yamaha motors
For the safety of all boaters please adhere to the United States Coast Guard boating safety regulations and Florida State Laws. For further information please visit the following websites:

Motorcycle Unit

The Boca Raton Police Motorcycle Unit was established for traffic enforcement and crash investigations. The unit currently has 6 Harley Davidson FLHRP motorcycles.
Police Motor Unit
As part of the Department's Community Involved Traffic Enforcement program (C.I.T.E.), the primary enforcement emphasis is on neighborhood traffic complaints. Officers assigned to the unit are also responsible for traffic control at special events occurring in the city each year.

The police motorcycle is a highly unique tool in that it offers a wide variety of metropolitan enforcement capabilities, i.e. enforcement in high volume pedestrian/vehicular commute locations. The police motorcycle demonstrates a high visibility approach to traffic enforcement.

Traffic Unit

The primary responsibility of the Boca Raton Police Services Department's Traffic Unit is to make the streets of Boca Raton as safe as possible for citizens and visitors traveling by foot, bicycle, or motor vehicle.

The Unit provides training, visual displays, and information at public functions, such as schools, senior centers, and special interest groups.

Traffic Enforcement Unit

The Traffic Enforcement Unit is currently staffed by:
  • 2 Sergeants
  •  6 Motorcycle Officers
  • 2 D.U.I. Enforcement Officers

Traffic Homicide Unit

The Traffic Homicide Unit is a part of the Special Services Bureau Traffic Enforcement Section. The T.H.I. unit is comprised of multiple investigators, these officers investigate all fatal crashes as well as many serious injury crashes.

All of the members of this unit are trained in accident reconstruction and use state of the art crash scene mapping technology and CAD drawing systems. These officers are also traffic enforcement officers. They are all assigned to the traffic unit and participate in all aspects of traffic safety and enforcement. Traffic officers are also required to assist in all special events and dignitary escorts.