Sheriff Gregory Tony: Prioritizing Public Safety

Sheriff Gregory Tony

A Message from Sheriff Gregory Tony:

As your sheriff, my number one priority will always be to keep our community safe. In a short time, we have made significant changes toward restructuring the agency and directing our efforts toward providing the highest level of public safety service the Broward County community expects and deserves. We have begun by implementing smart personnel changes, instituting a variety of significant training measures, introducing new crime-fighting initiatives, maximizing transparency and encouraging communication.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office’s success begins with its dedicated employees. The men and women of this organization collectively offer thousands of years of public service experience. There is a great deal of talent throughout this agency, and I have had the honor of promoting some of our most highly-qualified leaders. Our new leadership is strong. As an agency, we will operate more efficiently and effectively as we continue to focus on our mission of public safety. We are also bolstering our recruitment efforts to identify well-qualified individuals who are committed to public safety and are eager to serve.

Ongoing professional training is paramount to public safety. Our training division has been restructured, focusing on providing BSO employees with the education, training and tools needed to perform their duties properly. We are working toward establishing an on-site training complex to provide more intensive, frequent training necessary to address today’s public safety challenges.

We have established a Threat Management Division, which encompasses our Real Time Crime Center. This unified crime center will provide a means for law enforcement to utilize cutting-edge technology to proactively identify and investigate potentially dangerous threats to our community. We have been in direct communication with Broward school officials examining ways to enhance our school safety and security.

In the coming weeks and months, we will continue to evaluate our priorities and develop new policies and initiatives to improve our operations. We will be fiscally responsible and ensure we are allocating resources to the appropriate areas of public safety. Going forward, we will encourage two-way communication and open dialogue. New communication tools will be implemented to listen and connect better with the community.

I am proud of the strides we are already making to restore honor and confidence in this organization, and we are just getting started. Together, we will work toward achieving great success while prioritizing public safety. I look forward to meeting members of the community in the coming months. You can stay connected by following me on Twitter @BrowardSheriff or emailing me directly at ask_the_sheriff@sheriff.org.

SERVICE = REWARD

Sheriff Gregory Tony

Certain Broward cities like Coconut Creek, Hallandale Beach, Pembroke Pines, Sunrise, Plantation, Davie, Margate, Miramar, Lauderhill, Lighthouse Point and Coral Springs maintain their own police departments, however, BSO does provide communications and dispatch services to the following cities: Central Broward, Cooper City, Dania Beach, Deerfield Beach, Ft Lauderdale-Hollywood Int’l Airport, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Lauderdale Lakes, North Lauderdale,  Oakland Park, Parkland, Pembroke Park, West Park, Pompano Beach, Port Everglades, Tamarac, Weston and unincorporated West Broward.