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A Concise History of American Policing
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About the Broward County Sheriff's Office

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office has over 6,000 members, including nearly 3,000 deputies and 600 fire personnel. It is a full service law enforcement agency that provides law enforcement services to 14 cities within Broward County as well as the unincorporated areas of the County.  The Broward County Sheriff’s Office is organized into the Department of Law Enforcement, the Department of Detention and Community Control, the Department of Fire Rescue and the Administrative Offices.

 

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office’s Department of Law Enforcement uniformed patrol serves and “other customary operations, administers special units including the Bomb Squad, the K-9 Unit, School Resource Deputy Unit and the Child Protective Investigations Section,  which investigates allegations of abuse and neglect against Broward County's children.”

 

Through the Department of Detention and Community Control the Broward County Sheriff’s Office provides typical offender and inmate services as the County level.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, “In October 2003, administration of the county's fire rescue operations was transferred to BSO. The Department of Fire Rescue provides fire suppression, fire protection, emergency medical services and educational programs for most unincorporated areas of Broward County and to several contracted municipalities in Broward County.”

 

Source:

sheriff.org/about_bso

Selected books by Broward County Sheriff's Office law enforcement officials.


Sawgrass
Alex J. McDonald  More Info

Past the Uniform
Marty Katz  More Info

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