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UPDATED March 21, 2015

Sheriff Departments


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Before a protection order can take effect, it must be served upon the abuser.  In most states, protection orders are served by the sheriff department.  You can contact the clerk of the court in the court that issued your order to find out the procedure for service if you are unsure.  For a list of Florida courts, check the FL Courthouse Locations page on our site.  Listed below are telephone numbers and addresses for sheriff departments in Florida, as gathered by the Florida Sheriffs Association.




Miami-Dade Police Department
9105 N.W. 25th Street
Miami, FL 33172
Phone: (305) 471-2100
Phone: 305) 4 - POLICE
Web: http://www.miamidade.gov/mdpd


DeSoto County Sheriff's Office
208 East Cypress Street
Arcadia, FL 34266
Phone: (863) 993-4700
Web: http://www.desotosheriff.com/


Dixie County Sheriff's Office
214 N.E. 351 Hwy, Suite L
P.O. Box 470
Cross City, FL 32628
Phone: (352) 498-1220
Web: http://dixiecountysheriff.com/


Jacksonville County Sheriff's Office
501 East Bay Street, Room 303
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: (904) 630-2134
Web: http://www.coj.net/jso

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