Sheriff Israel: Embark on a Rewarding Career at BSO

Sheriff Israel: Embark on a Rewarding Career at BSO 1

At BSO’s annual awards ceremony, Broward Sheriff Scott Israel recognized the contributions of deputies, civilian personnel, firefighters, paramedics and support staff, as well as Good Samaritans. Pictured is BSO’s Unit of the Year in the Policy and Accountability Division.

A Message from Sheriff Scott Israel:

As young children, many of us dream of becoming police officers or firefighters. I remember spending many a childhood afternoon and weekend imitating public safety professionals. With toy handcuffs at the ready or a small garden hose standing in as a fire hose, my friends and I role-played for hours as we rushed to help those in need. We chased down the bad guys who needed to be brought to “justice.”

For me, that childhood passion translated into a long and fruitful career in law enforcement. For nearly four decades, I’ve had the good fortune of performing challenging, yet rewarding, work where I’ve made a positive difference in the lives of thousands of people with whom I’ve come into contact.

Communication Operators


Yet, while law enforcement officers and firefighters are the public face of public safety, there are many other positions that are less visible but no less important. The Broward Sheriff’s Office is looking for more good men and women to join our team in the critically-important positions of E911 Communications operators, detention deputies and Child Protective Investigations Section (CPIS) investigators. 

Communications operators are the lifeline between the community and first responders. These unsung heroes do far more than just answer 911 phone calls – they are the quarterbacks of public safety. They offer lifesaving instructions and provide a calming presence while obtaining the critical information necessary to direct emergency response teams to where they need to go. These workers undergo months of intensive training to learn the ins and outs of public safety – and their impact is immeasurable.

Detention Deputies

The same can be said of our detention deputies. Each day, these men and women are charged not only with maintaining order and discipline among detainees in our jails – the 12th largest jail system in the nation – but also ensuring the safety and security of the detainees, the public and other fellow law enforcement and detention personnel. As rehabilitation is a top priority at BSO, detention deputies also have the unique opportunity to make a difference in the lives of detainees because of their close and frequent interactions with them.



Finally, BSO’s CPIS investigators dedicate their careers to ensuring our community’s children are safer and more secure. These professionals investigate allegations of child abuse, abandonment or neglect – and work with families for the protection of their children.  They also provide assistance to improve parenting capacities and strengthen families with a focus on enhancing child safety.

All three of these positions at BSO are tremendously rewarding careers.  BSO also offers competitive salaries, an outstanding work environment and amazing benefits, including low-cost medical insurance, retirement pension and generous vacation leave. At BSO, you also have the opportunity to work for the largest fully-accredited public safety agency and one of the most respected in the country. With that comes bountiful opportunities for advancement.

Don’t settle for a job – embark on a career. Come join us at BSO and make a difference in your community. Explore these and many other opportunities – and apply online – at

Sheriff Scott Israel

Certain Broward cities like Pembroke Pines, Sunrise, Plantation, Davie, Miramar, Lauderhill 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.