Tamarac Chief Gets Pink-Slipped by New Sheriff-Elect

Tamarac Police Chief Mark Dugay must either resign before January 8 or be terminated under Sheriff-elect Scott Israel.   Also facing termination is Commander William Robshaw with the same option.  Not known at this time who their replacements will be.

Tamarac’s District Seven has faced numerous morale issues with three officer arrests this year. In May, Tamarac BSO Deputy David Wimberley was convicted by a Broward jury over falsifying a police report to cover up abusive actions over an arrest he made at a 7-11. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail.

Another Deputy, Brian Swadkins was charged with one count of falsifying records. His case is pending. After SET Detective Mathew Eisenberg, was charged with punching a homeless man in October.

Over on the LEOAffairs.com discussion boards,  Officers routinely post about problems in the Tamarac district with either Chief Dugay or Commander Robshaw.   Several of our officers have written to Tamarac Talk sharing how they requested reassignments out of the city.

Allegations surfaced that it was routine for BSO to rip-off the city in the amount of officers it placed on city streets by not having the minimum in its contract.  See Report on Tamarac Talk 

Hopefully, with a new Chief, Tamarac will have officers that will not only want to work in District 7, but will have a Chief they will look forward in working for.

About Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Tamarac Talk and Coral Springs Talk. Tamarac Talk was created in 2010 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Tamarac and to give resident’s a forum. We are not affiliated with the City of Tamarac. That’s why this site can be occasionally opinionated and obviously open.


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  • Rain

    Yay ! Hopefully the new chief will start enforcing the laws already on the books like no parking on these narrow streets between 2 and 6 am. The thought of being able to pull in and out of my driveway without having to make a 3 point turn to avoid the cars parked behind me on the street would make my year ! Getting the cars off the street would also add to the beauty of the neighborhood . Now it looks like an inner city ghetto with cars parked everywhere. Please help us new chief !

    • Kahuna

      The problem is that they will now park on the grass.

  • Patti Lynn

    Commander Robshaw has been very responsive to our community. I am not involved in BSO politics, but I will be sorry, as a resident, to see him go.