The call to root out systematic racism and reform policy is being heard around the world and here in Broward County.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with Oakland Park and other jurisdictions across the county, is committed to increasing dialogue and transparency in order to have a better understanding of racial discrimination within the criminal justice system. It’s important to openly address these issues and look at how BSO can improve upon the #8CANTWAIT recommendations BSO already meets. Part of that process has already begun with re-integrating a more comprehensive Early Warning System to detect potential behaviors that may cause harm to the public, establishing the first Use-of-Force Review Board in the agency’s history, restructuring the Professional Standards Committee to include more minorities and civilians and offering Racial Equity and Implicit Bias Training program countywide.
The Broward Sheriff's Office has arranged for the availability of any of our District offices throughout the County to be a safe place for which to meet to conduct business as a result of an internet transaction. Please see the attached link to learn more.
LGBTQ Liaison to BSO Oakland Park District Police Chief/City Officials
The BSO/Oakland Park District has a designated liaison to the LGBTQ community who serves as a direct conduit to the District Police Chief, Chief Manager and other City officials. This liaison serves as an accessible and friendly ear to Oakland Park's LGBTQ community and elevates LGBTQ-related concerns.
Sergeant Paul Auerbach, Community Outreach/Liaison Office
Broward County Sheriff's Office/Oakland Park District
5399 N. Dixie Highway, Suite 1
Oakland Park, FL 33334
Shred-a-Thon & Operation Medicine Cabinet
The BSO/Oakland Park District will schedule a free Shred-a-Thon and Operation Medicine Cabinet event in 2021 at Oakland Park City Hall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 954-831-8902 for more information.