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Deputy Sheriff/Detective (Former Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FLApril 2, 2018
I enjoyed my time working with the Broward Sheriffs Office and retired after 26 years. Most enjoyable part of the job was helping the victims of the crimes that I investigated.
Pros
Great Job
Cons
Long Hours
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One of the worst law enforcement agencies I have ever worked for.
Senior Latent Print Examiner (Former Employee) –  Ft. Lauderdale, FLMarch 19, 2018
Very little first line supervision support.
Lab Manager gives false information on the science of friction ridge identification to defense attorneys.
Uninformed ASCLD/LAB Manager.
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Great Place
Communications Operator III / Dispatcher (Former Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FLJanuary 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.
Pros
Pay, Benefits, Promotions
Cons
Long hours
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Fast Paced
Crime Analyst (Former Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FLNovember 8, 2017
I enjoyed working for them. It was very competitive and you had to know your job well. Newcomers were outsiders so you had to be accepted to get assistance from other workers.
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Great workplace
Child Abuse Investigator (Former Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FLOctober 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.
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Great Job Security and Experience
Administrative Specialist (Former Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, Deerfield Beah and Parkland, FLJune 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.
Pros
Experience, room to grow and advancement
Cons
I had a long drive to work every day
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The Broward Sheriff's Office is a professional organization
Deputy Sheriff Lieutenant (Current Employee) –  Oakland Park, FLMay 24, 2017
South Florida provides the fast-paced lifestyle of a semi-urban area. As such, law enforcement in the area is a challenge that can be quite rewarding.
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Enjoyed Job
Detention Deputy/Shift Sergeant (Former Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FLMay 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.
Pros
Free lunches, some co workers
Cons
Babysitting inmates per se.Lazy co workers. Micromanaging Supervisors.
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Initially i had loved the job that allowed helping and saving lives
Communications Operator II (Former Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FLFebruary 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.
Pros
the ability to swop days off and monitor how much time paid time off or on you have
Cons
break times, time constraints should be case by case.
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Rewarding place to work
911 Dispatcher (Former Employee) –  Ft. Lauderdale, FLSeptember 19, 2016
The feeling knowing you're helping someone possibility saving their life or even that you're the one keeping them calm and giving them hope in a terrifying situation, is a very rewarding experience
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very fast paced and high stress
Communications Operator III (Current Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FLNovember 30, 2015
Working here was fun and hard. Management was not very understanding to employees having a life out side of work though. Severely over worked and under paid here.
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911 dispatcher
COMMUNICATIONS OPERATOR (Former Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FLAugust 18, 2015
Customer service, radio dispatcher, calltaker, teletype operator, trainer, multi-tasking, follow direction, self starter, can work independently, self motivated, meticulous, hard working, saftey oriented individual.

Police dispatcher/911 operator
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professional
Latent Analyst III (Former Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FLJanuary 14, 2014
good place to work, great people, requires little supervision
Pros
close to home, benefits
Cons
work load
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Challenging for self motivated manager
COMMANDER, Public Corruption Unit (Former Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FLNovember 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.
Pros
Outstanding staff of investigators
Cons
The ineptness of working jointly with prosecutors and other investigative agencies.
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Great place to work with lots of opportunities for career growth
Corporal (Former Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FlNovember 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.
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Administrative Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Broward County FloridaJuly 18, 2013
NA Have not worked under the previous two CEO's
good benefits.
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An outstanding and highly respected public safety organization
Director of Media Relations / Deputy Sheriff (Former Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FloridaMarch 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.
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Detention Deputy (Former Employee) –  FLJuly 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.
Pros
free meals
Cons
guarding dangerous adults
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