911 Communications/Certified Training Officer (Former Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, FL – March 30, 2016
I have worked with wonderful people in dispatch, the dedication to public safety and teamwork was just incredible. We spent more time together and experienced more situations then with our own families, we were a family in every aspect.
Under general supervision, exercises responsibilities for the enforcement of state and local laws relating to public safety and welfare. Exercises independent judgment in dealing with dangerous or unusual situations, exercising safety practices and procedures. Works under stressful, high risk conditions. Reports to assigned Sergeant or Lieutenant.
Confinement Status Specialist (Current Employee) – Ft.Lauderdale, FL – October 20, 2015
My department consist of about 20 people. My position is called Confinement status specialist. Part of my job is attending Magistrate court. Magistrate court is the first hearing inmates legally attend after they have been incarcerated. I run, update, review our jail administration system. The other part of my job is in the office where we deal with In and Out of custody programs, transportation, Baker act and etc... The hardest part of my job is making sure that all the inofrmation matches between defendant and paperwork. I enjoy not working week-ends.
A typical day on the job is like any other day, dealing with inmates, lawyers, doctors and nurses. The exciting part of my day is the fact that everyday I learn something new, but most of all I have learned not to take my job home with me. Management on my job is the key word of the day because without management there would be no academic discipline, management is an organization which follows production. My co-workers falls in the category of family, they have strong work ethic, respectful, high standards of support, and always there in time of need. The hardest part of my job is during Christmas, and the most enjoyable part of my job is putting a smile on everyone's face on a daily basis.
Criminal Investigator (Current Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, Florida – September 22, 2015
If you are interested in a law enforcement career, BSO is a wonderful place to work. There is significant room for advancement, employees are professional and conduct themselves with honor and integrity, and the agency provides an outstanding retirement and benefits package (among the best in the US).
Probation Officer (Former Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, Fl – August 7, 2015
Communicating with clients was the most important part of my job as a Probation Officer and help them to work on the conditions of their sentences was the most satisfying part. The hardest part was seeing people violating their probation and go back in jail because their circumstances didn't allow the do what they were supposed to. I never had any problems with the management neither with any of my coworkers. I did this job for about 20 years and I left with the satisfaction that I made the difference in many peoples lives.
Command Officer (Former Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, Florida – December 19, 2014
The Broward Sheriff's Office is the largest fully accredited public safety agency in the United States with nearly 6,000 employees. BSO provides law enforcement, fire rescue and detention services to the nearly 2 million residents of Broward County. BSO provides law enforcement services to 17 municipalities within the county.
Purchasing Agent (Current Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, FL – November 22, 2014
Busy and challenging I am learning new things every day Management is fair Co-workers are great Hardest part of my job is not being able to make everyone happy The most enjoyable part of my job is having the team of co-workers that I have to work with.
Firefighter/First Responder (Former Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, FL – October 20, 2014
We worked a 24 hour shift with 9 other people on the shift. We worked, trained, socialized, cooked and became a team and family. The toughest part of the was dealing with injuries and lose of patients, victims and fellow employee's. The best part of my job was the success and rewards of personnel and team accomplishments in the line of duty. The friendship that you develop over the time of service.
It was like a family hanging out together.
Round the clock service. Calls at 3am were not fun.
Assistant to Chief of Staff (Current Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, Florida – July 13, 2014
The current administration has made strides in Uniting Broward County and increasing moral within an agency of over 5,500 employees. During this administration's first year in office, Crime is down by 13%. Less juveniles have been put in jail for misdemeanor mistakes and breaking the cycle of homelessness is being addressed. BSO is more than just an ordinary law enforcement office. The agency cares about each and everyone in their community, regardless of race, religion or other.
Dedication is the key. Co-workers are amazing, honest, loyal and dedicated.
This is not just a 9-5 job. Many community events attended are in the evenings or on weekends. To succeed, you will need to put your heart and soul into the position.
Former Deputy (Former Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, FL – May 8, 2014
Money and benefits are important. However, your supervisors and co-workders are just as important and this agency lacks decent supervision and not enough good people! Many can't be trusted and the agency is very cut throat. Police work is very dangerous and to have supervisors / co-workers that do not have support you / back you up makes for bad work chemistry. If you choose to apply with this agency, do a ride along and see they moral of the district you are with. Let your own eyes see