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BSO Leadership Must Support the Unions of Those Who Serve Broward

Unions have been an essential part of American life now for well over a century. Once viewed as a threat by the cruel bosses of the Industrial Revolution, Unions hold corporations and public sector employers to task by exposing work hazards, low pay and other threats to employee productivity and wellbeing. While this can sometimes […]

Santiago Vazquez Calls for Gregory Tony to Resign

In times of need and uncertainty, the true nature of a leader is revealed. Unfortunately for Broward County, the mounting pressures of the COVID-19 crisis are exposing the lack of qualifications of the unelected Interim Sheriff Gregory Tony.  In fact, Tony’s response to the crisis has been so marred by failure and lack of leadership […]

Coronavirus, Crisis Response and Leadership

Today I want to make a reflection that goes beyond my candidacy or desire to serve as the Broward’s Sheriff. I want to refer to the importance of genuine leadership. The implementation of disciplined and intelligent communication systems to face crises that can cause enormous damage must be considered as a fundamental part of public […]

Better Policing From the Grassroots Up

Better Policing – When I become your Sheriff, I will serve and protect all of Broward’s residents, businesses and visitors. In our campaign, we like to say “better-policing starts with awareness” and, for us, that awareness starts at the grassroots of the community.   Awareness also goes both ways. It’s the communities’ awareness of the efforts we […]

First 100 Days: Resolving the 9-1-1 Crisis

Seconds matter in an emergency, and under my leadership, all residents and visitors under the jurisdiction of Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) will receive the highest quality of emergency response and emergency management in Florida. When your family dials 9-1-1 for an emergency, help should always be just a few minutes away. To achieve this, three […]

The Five Pillars of Community Protection

As a law enforcement professional, I have always served and led deputies in handling the day-to-day incidents that make up routine police work.   Having over two decades of close-to-the-ground experience has taught me that most illegal activity is 90% preventable once the right prevention programs and systems are in place. Crime prevention is a “win-win” for […]