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Ending Police Abuse: A new way to Protect and Serve Our Minority Communities

Any casual observer of Broward County’s racial disparity in arrests and incarceration would notice the damning statistics pointing towards police abuse. According to the Prison Policy Initiative, in the state of Florida, there is an incarceration rate of 833 per 100,000 people, which means it locks up a higher percentage of its population than many […]

Immigration and Proper Cooperation with ICE in Broward County

Immigration is a highly politicized topic in the popular media.  Debates about a border wall, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), sanctuary cities and the presence of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have polarized the issue of what local role law enforcement officials should play.  As your Sheriff, the answer will be that we will […]

The Economy and Our Community

In the midst of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, the world shifts its attention to information about public health and the economy. Unfortunately, it isn’t enough to think about preventing the disease’s impact at the personal and community levels. We also must follow the economic news because, sadly, apart from the lives lost, the economic impact […]

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 […]

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 […]