Communications Operator (Current Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, FL – April 8, 2018
Hours are long and the work stressful, but is rewarding. I have learned to handle people in the most difficult of situations. The hardest part of the job is the long and unpredictable hours, but the pay is good and benefits even better.
Communications Operator III / Dispatcher (Former Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, FL – January 5, 2018
Working for any police department in any line of work can be stressful. During my time as a Communications Operator III I was encountered with many of these situations. Through exceptional team work and superior leadership from management I was able to thrive in a truly fast paced environment.
Child Abuse Investigator (Former Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, FL – October 7, 2017
Excellent work environment. Excellent pay, excellent employer and boss. Extensive work hours. Rescuing children from harm was a great experience and helping families obtain resources so their children can remain in the home.
Administrative Specialist (Former Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, Deerfield Beah and Parkland, FL – June 1, 2017
I have worked for BSO for 30 years, in the capacity of Administrative Assistant in the departments of Homicide, Criminal Investigations and 3 different district offices, to include Central Broward, Deerfield Beach and Parkland. I have a wide variety of experience from each and am well diversified in several aspects of each position, including payroll, managing the budget and transcription, to name a few. All positions have been very rewarding.
Detention Deputy/Shift Sergeant (Former Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, FL – May 3, 2017
Was a nice place to work. Care custody and control of inmates.Supervised detention deputies and support staff. Culture was good with emphasis on teamwork,safety. Hardest part of the job was some supervisors, and co workers being lazy. Most enjoyable was the paycheck and benefits, some friendly co workers being friends.
Free lunches, some co workers
Babysitting inmates per se.Lazy co workers. Micromanaging Supervisors.
Initially i had loved the job that allowed helping and saving lives
Communications Operator II (Former Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, FL – February 17, 2017
A typical day is busy exciting and constant changes. I learned a lot in this position from medical terms and how difficult being a service to the community really is however the rewards of saving lives is far more than exceeds the joy of the job. The only downsides to this job is that time constraints in some areas are compared to a customer service related instead of people related industry. I would like to see more upgraded and user friendly equipment to allow the Dispatchers to communicate effectively instead of the overhead issuing the blame game. But this is a job only a selected group could handle.
the ability to swop days off and monitor how much time paid time off or on you have
break times, time constraints should be case by case.
COMMANDER, Public Corruption Unit (Former Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, FL – November 24, 2013
A typical day at work encompassed giving analytical and managerial support to a group of self motivated detectives by encouraging them to proactively address issues that could involve violations of both state and federal laws engaged in by public officials. I was given the ultimate authority by upper management to open and investigate cases that possessed prosecutive potential without having to discuss these matters with my superiors before initiating an investigation. The most difficult part of my position was convincing a prosecutor, may it be state or federal, to give us the tools to solidify successful prosecution. The most enjoyable part of my position was to work with a group of dedicated professionals motivated to serve the public's interest.
Outstanding staff of investigators
The ineptness of working jointly with prosecutors and other investigative agencies.
Great place to work with lots of opportunities for career growth
Corporal (Former Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, Fl – November 14, 2013
I worked for the Broward Sheriff's Office for over 12 yrs as a Deputy Sheriff, Detective and Corporal. I worked in several different capacities and was given excellent training, and growth opportunities. The agency as a whole is a great place to work.
An outstanding and highly respected public safety organization
Director of Media Relations / Deputy Sheriff (Former Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, Florida – March 20, 2013
The 6,000-member Broward Sheriff's Office is one of the largest public safety agencies in the country providing law enforcement, fire rescue, corrections, probation and child protective services in the greater Fort Lauderdale area.
Detention Deputy (Former Employee) – FL – July 10, 2012
•a typical day at work 6 am to 3 pm •what you learned is that it's a mundane career. •management designates who that want to send to training and who will get promoted. •Your co-workers have to be trusted and have constant awareness due to the dangerous line of work. •The hardest part of the job working with individuals who do not want to get ahead and are unprofessional The most enjoyable part of the job training when given.