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Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL Police Department

The History of the Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Police Department Motorcycle Unit

The Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea traces its roots to the 1920s. In February 1924, developer William F. Morang, a Boston businessman, purchased and platted the property of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea from Henry S. Moody and John C. Gregory. Several years later, Melvin I. Anglin, a building contractor and real estate investor from Gary, Ind., bought the land with the intention of starting a new beachside community in South Florida. Anglin later became the Town's first Mayor.

The Town operated its own Police Department until March 2001, when it contracted with BSO to provide hometown police services.

During the police department's time it ran a motorcycle unit.  The was an officer that was on the motorcycle unit all the way up to March 2001 and then because a motorman with Broward County Sheriff.


The Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Sub-Station in 2009

The Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Sub-station in 2019

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