About Sunrise, FL

Sunrise is a city in central-western Broward County, FL, just minutes away from Fort Lauderdale and less than an hour from Miami and Palm Beach.

about-sunrise-florida Originally known as Sunrise Golf Village, the city was renamed in 1971. Today, Sunrise is home to approximately 92,000 residents and plays host to millions of visitors throughout the year. The city is easily accessible via several major highways including I-595, I-75 and the Sawgrass Expressway as well as three international airports and two deep-water ports.

Diverse Entertainment Options in Sunrise

Sunrise is the 26th largest of Florida’s 400+ incorporated municipalities, and the most progressive. The city offers a blend of cosmopolitan shopping, dining and entertainment, recreational activities and natural beauty.

Sawgrass Mills, the largest outlet mall in the country is a major attraction that draws nearly 25 million visitors each year. The Oasis or outdoor pavilion of Sawgrass Mills is lined with a variety of restaurants and has a Regal 23 Cinema and Imax. Other areas of the shopping center campus includes a 40,000-square-foot “Fashion Avenue,” and a “Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass” featuring hundreds of upscale stores.

Sunrise is also home to the Florida Panthers, a professional hockey team that plays at the BB&T Center.

Parks and Recreation 

Sunrise, FL has more than 250 acres of green space which makes it an ideal place to enjoy recreational activities. The city’s commitment to creating spaces for play has resulted in the title of “Playful City USA” for the seventh year in a row. 

Sawgrass Sanctuary located on North New River Circle is a 20 acre park and learning center that offers a hiking and biking trail, fishing pier, 200 ft boardwalk, and an observation platform. The park hosts popular annual events like Earth Day Festival and Woofstock Festival.

Sunrise is home to beautiful golf courses including the recently renovated Bridges at Springtree Golf Club that features a 7,000-square-foot clubhouse, pro shop, and dining area that overlooks the 18th green.

Another recreational gem in Sunrise is the Sunrise Tennis Club which includes 10 Hydrocourt clay courts, four asphalt-based cushioned courts, and one asphalt-based cushioned tournament court. This state-of-the-art club has earned the reputation for being South Florida’s premier public tennis facility.

Crime in Sunrise

According to the real estate website Neighborhood Scout, here is an overview of your chances of being a victim of a crime in Sunrise, FL

  • Violent crime: 1 in 375 compared to 1 in 217 for the rest of Florida
  • Property crime: 1 in 29 versus 1 in 36 for rest of Florida

The number of violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, assault) reported annually average 247. The number of property crimes (theft, burglary, motor vehicle theft) reported annually average 3,159.

Police Presence in Sunrise

The Sunrise Police Department has a Criminal Investigations Division (C.I.D.) responsible for investigating felonies and serious misdemeanor crimes in Sunrise, FL. Investigators work in conjunction with personnel from other city departments, and other local, state and federal agencies to identify suspects as well as to develop awareness and prevention programs to keep the community safe.

The Criminal Investigations Division is made up of the following units:

  • Violent Crimes Unit
    • Homicide, Robbery, Gang
  • Property Crimes Unit
    • Burglary, Auto Theft, Grand Larceny
  • Special Crimes Unit
    • Sexual Assault, White Collar Crimes
  • Crime Analysis Unit
    • Provides information on crime patterns and trends in Sunrise

Sunrise Police Department
10440 West Oakland Park Boulevard
Sunrise, FL 33351
Phone: (954) 764-4357

Facing Criminal Charges in Sunrise?

When facing a criminal charge in Sunrise, FL, it’s important to rely on the knowledge and skill of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Local law enforcement and the District Attorney’s office have enormous resources at their disposal and will aim to punish you to the fullest extent of the law.

Leah H. Mayersohn knows the ins and outs of the Sunrise court system and can devise an effective defense strategy to counter the state’s case against you. With over two decades of experience, Ms. Mayersohn is the best possible advocate you could have by your side. She is well equipped to handle any type of criminal charge — from petit theft to driving under the influence to white collar crimes and violent crimes.

Call her today 954-400-5000 to schedule a free consultation