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		                                                                                    January 2004

Another Great Picnic in the Park
  Once again, BSO’s Annual Employee Appreciation
Picnic was a rousing success. More than 3,500 employees
and their family members came out to C.B. Smith Park
on January 17th to enjoy good friends, good food and
a great day with the BSO family. This year’s picnic was
especially meaningful, as it was held in honor of those
BSO employees serving our nation in various branches of
the military. We hope you enjoy these photos as well as
those included inside this issue of Signal 14.

                                                                             PICNIC PHOTOS
                                                                             continued on pages 2, 6-11

                     2      Message From
                            the Sheriff                   4   Dear Sheriff
                                                              Jenne            12         BSO
                                                                                          Biography       17   BSO Briefs
Message From the Sheriff
A Family Affair
  I can’t think of a picnic I’ve enjoyed more than the one we all enjoyed

on January 17th. Each year, our Employee Appreciation Picnic breaks

attendance records and this year’s event was no different. According to

conservative estimates, more than 3, 500 employees, spouses, children

and significant others enjoyed what turned out to be a beautiful day at

C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines.

  Even though we had quite a crowd, there were a number of employees

who were sorely missed — particularly those who couldn’t attend because

they are serving in the U.S. Military protecting our country and promoting

freedom and democracy overseas. This year’s picnic was held in their

honor. We all hope that they’ll be home safely and look forward to seeing

them with their families at our next employee picnic.

  Thanks to our recent merger with Broward County Fire Rescue, there

were many new faces at the picnic. We got a chance to meet husbands,

wives, children and other family members we haven’t had an opportunity

to meet previously. We hope they enjoyed the picnic and that they will

make it an annual tradition just as long-time BSO employees have.

  Our thanks go out to all of those who helped make this year’s picnic

                               so enjoyable and memorable. There’s

                                     no telling how long it will take us all

                                       to burn off the extra calories we

                                         had that day! (See “Statistically

                                         Speaking” on page 14 to learn

                                         just how much food we really ate!)

                                           I can’t wait until next year!

                                           — Sheriff Ken Jenne

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Breakfast with the Sheriff                                                                Communications
On December 12th, Sheriff Ken Jenne hosted his monthly Breakfast With the Sheriff
gathering. Those who participated include (seated, left to right): Dep. Stephanie
Poitier, Pompano Beach; Dep. Cherise Glasco, North Broward Bureau and Dep.
                                                                                          Baby Boom
Delores Cameron, Main Jail Bureau (standing, left to right): Dep. Leila Garcia,           It seems the Communications Division has had several
Lauderdale Lakes; Dep. Troy Klingner, unincorporated North Broward; Dep. Valerian
Perez, Criminal Investigations; Sheriff Ken Jenne; Dep. Linda Cooper, North Broward
                                                                                          deliveries from the stork recently ...
Bureau; Firefighter/Paramedic Ted Shaulis, Fire Rescue/Engine 17; Dep. Corey
Pendergrass, Pompano Beach and Det. Gonzalo Gandarillas, SID (not pictured).                Dep. Waiel Elmaadawy of Central
                                                                                          Broward and his wife, Tasha, of
                                                                                          Communications, welcomed their third
                                                                                          child into the world on September
                                                                                          9th. Jaibreil Waiel weighed in at seven
                                                                                          pounds, three ounces. Siblings Alexis
                                                                                          and Malik anxiously awaited the birth
                                                                                          of their baby brother.                      Jaibreil Waiel Elmaadawy

                                                                                            Tanisha Wimberly of Communications welcomed her daughter, Taylore
                                                                                          Psalms Bell, on September 22nd. Taylore weighed seven pounds, five ounces
                                                                                          and has a seven-year-old brother named Torrien.

                                                                                            Corey Ann Delancy of Communications and her husband, Tucco,
                                                                                          welcomed their baby girl, Joey Jade, on September 30th. Joey weighed
                                                                                          eight pounds, two ounces and joined her older siblings, Cain and Trinity.

                                                                                            In other news from the Communications Division, everyone is proud of
                                                                                          Helen Lea, Nicole Witherspoon, Tonya Hamilton and Donna Frowick for
                                                                                          raising more than $500 for the fight against diabetes. Great job!

All in the Family
  Every month we learn about more and more employees who have
relatives working alongside them at BSO. This month, it’s Det. Lynne
                                                                                          More BSO Babies
Philbrick of Criminal Investigations and her sister, Gayle Peterson, of                     Congratulations to Battalion Chief Don King of Fire Rescue on the birth of
DLE Administration.                                                                       his granddaughter. Emily Alejandra arrived on December 3rd weighing seven
  Gayle started her career in the City of Dania Beach in 1980. She                        pounds, nine ounces and measuring 19 3/4 inches.
continued her career with BSO after the city merged services with BSO.
Gayle has worked as a secretary in Professional Compliance, Countywide                      Best baby wishes to Kathy Risbridger-Wilder of Pretrial Services on
          Operations, Communications and Criminal Investigations.                         the birth of her first grandson. Andrew Joseph Gordon Culberg arrived on
                                   Lynne began her career with                            December 4th weighing six pounds, 10 oz, and was 20 inches long. Kathy’s
                                   BSO began in 1991 as a Strategic                       son, Sgt. Bret Culberg and his wife, Amie, are in the United States Air Force
                                     Intelligence Analyst. In 1995, she                   stationed at Hill Air Force Base in Utah.
                                      attended the police academy. She
                                       started her career as a deputy                       Dep. Carlos Periu, Pompano Beach and his wife, Angela, are to be
                                       in the City of Lauderdale Lakes                    congratulated on the birth of their first child. Andrew Christopher arrived on
                                             and worked her way up from                   December 9th and weighed seven pounds, one ounce; he was 20 1/2 inches
                                              road patrol to the detective                long.
                                               bureau. Recently, Lynne was
                                               transferred to the Criminal                 The stork also visited Dwight Stephens of Drug Court and his wife,
                                               Investigations Unit working                Heather, on December 15th when their second child arrived. Taja Jordan
                                               specifically in the Abuse                  weighed seven pounds, six ounces and measured 19 1/2 inches.
                                               and Neglect section. She
                                                is married to Dep. Joe                      Congratulations to Dep. Craig Deguiceis of Criminal Investigations and
                                                Philbrick, who works in                   his wife, Ingrid, on the birth of their daughter, Gia Marie. She arrived on
                                                Deerfield Beach.                          December 18th and weighed seven pounds, five ounces and was 20 3/4
                                                                                          inches long.

                                                  Det. Lynne Philbrick of Criminal          Sgt. Carter Huber and Dep. Mary Huber, both of the North Broward
                                                  Investigations (left) with her          Bureau, welcomed their third child on December 23rd. Ryan Carson weighed
                                                  sister, Gayle Peterson, of DLE          seven pounds, seven ounces and measured 19 inches long.

Dear Sheriff Jenne
Taking the Time to Help                                                         A Professional Deputy
  On January 15th, my sister and I (who are both senior citizens) were            I was pulled over last night by Dep. Michael Powell (Pompano Beach)
at the Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport after having been         and I wanted to let you know how impressed I am by the professional
on a cruise in the Caribbean. We asked Dep. Russell Johnson (Airport)           manner in which he handled the traffic citation. I would almost say it was
about the lines, and he promptly said that we should follow him and he          a pleasure except that I now will have to spend $47 for the ticket. I cannot
would help us. He got us checked in, then took us inside and got us in the      imagine how hard it is to be polite dealing with the public day in and day
security line. It is so rare to find someone today who takes the time to help   out — especially when you are fining them! I hope this note will help in
people that I feel he should be commended for his courtesy and his help.        having him recognized as being a superior officer.
Please convey our sincere thanks to him.                                          Sincerely,
  The Broward County Sheriff’s Office should be proud to have a man like          David Rosen
him serving you.
  Sincerely,                                                                    Huge Problem for Me, Easy Fix for You
  Margaret C. Holliman                                                             Recently on a flight from Boston, I forgot to retrieve my pocketbook
                                                                                from under the seat. Of course, it contained my credit cards, license, cell
Thanks for the Help                                                             phone and house key. I did not realize this until we reached our home in
  I am writing from Lion Television in London to thank you for the              Coconut Creek.
assistance of some deputies from your Criminal Investigations Division. We         I ran across the street to our neighbors, Sgt. Tom Gentile from BSO’s
recently filmed for the Animal Planet Network show called, “Miami, Animal       North Lauderdale district, and he assisted us in calling the airline, baggage
Police.” The show is a documentary series following the work of South           claim, lost & found, etc. To say the least, we got nowhere. Sgt. Gentile
Florida law enforcement agencies engaged in protecting animals.                 called Dep. Mike Johnston and Lt. Roy Liddicott at BSO’s Airport district.
  We had several days of filming with Det. Mike Vadnal who was                  Just as the plane was getting ready to depart, a deputy went onboard and
exceptionally helpful and a pleasure to work with. We got several great         retrieved my pocketbook. An unattended bag could have seemed like a
stories whilst riding with Det. Vadnal that I think will be an excellent        huge safety concern for the airline, but your deputies were right on it.
showcase for the brilliant work the divisions are doing in fighting animal         I would like to extend my deepest thanks to Sgt. Gentile, Dep. Johnston
cruelty. All of Det. Vadnal’s team from BSO was always of great assistance      and Lt. Liddicott for their assistance. With all of the serious things you and
to us.                                                                          your department have to deal with, this was a small matter, but it was a
  I hope the work you guys are doing there continues to be so successful        huge problem for me.
and I hope you enjoy the shows. Thanks again from all of us at Lion                May God Bless you and all of the men and women of the Broward
Television and Animal Planet. I look forward to working with BSO again in       Sheriff’s Office who work so hard to keep us all safe and on track.
the future.                                                                        Sincerely,
  Best regards,                                                                    Carole Famiglietti
  Joe Ward                                                                         Coconut Creek
  Director, Lion Television
  London, England

Sheriff Ken Jenne received many letters from children who received holiday gifts through BSO’s Leadership Academy program.
Unfortunately, we couldn’t include them all, but following are a few of those letters ...

Grandma Was Proud                                                                                       A Charitable Child
of Me                                                                                                      I just want to thank you for giving me a gift, but
  I am writing this letter because                                                                      I want to tell you that I gave the gift to someone
I want to thank you for the                                                                             that needed it. I still want to thank you for thinking
Christmas gift. It was a great gift                                                                     about me and I appreciate what you tried to give
for me to enjoy. Also, it made                                                                          me. If I had any money I promise that I would send
me have a Merry Christmas                                                                               you something but instead I just want to wish you
and I enjoyed using the gift.                                                                           a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I wish you
My grandma was proud of me                                                                              all the luck of being the head person of Broward
because I got this great gift from                                                                      Sheriff’s Office.
you. I did not even know I was                                                                             Sincerely,
going to get a gift. I would like to                                                                       Kevin Grooms
thank you a lot.
  Christopher Lynn

The Only True Gift
   I’m really grateful for the gift
that you gave me for Christmas. I play with it
all of the time. Besides, that’s the only true
gift I got this Christmas. So I thank you very
much for that NFL football. So thank you
again and have a Merry Christmas.
   John Debrosse

BSO Names New Chief Information Officer
                  Patrick J. Doliny was recently named the Director of            reduce agency costs and continually improve the information-sharing
                               BSO’s Bureau of Information Resource               infrastructure. BIRM also administers BSO’s Records Department, with 60
                                 Management/Chief Information Officer.            employees handling nearly 40,000 public information requests annually
                                  In that capacity, he oversees the design,       from law enforcement organizations and private residents.
                                  implementation and maintenance of                  Mr. Doliny was formerly Vice-President/Director of Technology for
                                   BSO’s computer systems and non-                Microsoft Corporation’s Latin America’s Internet Division. Prior to that, he
                                          emergency telephone equipment           was the lead technologist for Nextel International’s “MiNextel Wireless
                                            for more than 5,000 users.            Project,” servicing four countries in Latin America. He has also held
                                             He also has managerial               numerous key technology positions at Equitrac Corporation, AnswerThink
                                             responsibility for providing         Consulting Group and VITAS Health Care.
                                             customary technical assistance          Mr. Doliny is a graduate of Florida International University where he
                                             for BSO. His 40-person staff         received his Bachelor’s of Art Degree in Business Management; he
                                             members plan and install             then went on to achieve his MBA in e-Business where he focused in
                                            information systems that allow        technology management. He is an active member of the local Institute of
                                            regional information sharing,         Management Accountants (IMA), the CIO Council of South Florida and has
                                           eliminate repetitive tasks,            been an active voice for the Digital Divide.
                                           Patrick Doliny is BSO’s new
                                           Chief Information Officer.

           Meet Your Stars of the Month
                    When a vehicle occupied by four subjects almost                 On December 11th, Confinement Status Specialist Stephina
              struck Dep. Michael Fazio on his BSO motorcycle,                    Carr processed a court disposition regarding an inmate currently
           Dep. Fazio of North Lauderdale stopped that vehicle. The               housed on the 8th floor of the Main Jail. The disposition was in
            suspects fled on foot. A perimeter was established and a              reference to an out of county murder charge, in which a local
                              search for the subjects began; they were            Broward judge had set the bond at $30,000. Because this was
    Dep. Michael Fazio         located and arrested. A loaded shotgun             an out of county charge, she found it unusual for a Broward
                                 and handgun were recovered from                  judge to set such a bond. Therefore, she took the initiative to
                                   the subjects’ vehicle. Interviews              bring this disposition to the attention of her supervisor. The
                                    with the suspects subsequently led            supervisor agreed and also believed there was an issue with the
                                     to information linking one of the            judge’s signature. A meeting was immediately scheduled with
                                     subjects to two unsolved homicides           the judge. When presented with the court disposition, the judge
                                     in Broward County. For his efforts,          stated that she did not write the disposition and the signature
                                                               Dep. Fazio         was a forgery.
                                                                is a BSO            Because of Specialist Carr’s initiative, an inmate with a
                                                                Star of the       murder charge remained in the custody of the Broward Sheriff’s
                                                                Month for         Office and away from the general public. This was not only
                                                               December.          an extraordinary act, it was also a very commendable act.
                                                                                  Needless to say, if this inmate had been released on bond,
                                                                                  the negative impact on the Sheriff’s Office would have been
                                                                                  immeasurable. Ms. Carr was subsequently named a December
                                                                                  BSO Star of the Month.
                                                                                                                                             Stephina Carr

Congratulations to all of our December Stars of the Month:
Department of Detention                                                       Det. Jeffery Rogers, Det. Bernard Brown, Det. Craig Brown and
Dep. Mary Scott, Main Jail Bureau                                               Det. Andrew Cardarelli, Central Broward
Dep. Rene Bran, Stockade Facility                                             Court Dep. Timothy Kennedy and Court Dep. Patrick Johnston,
Stephina Carr, Central Intake                                                   Courthouse
Dep. Linda Kinne, North Broward Bureau                                        Dep. Eric Weiner, Tamarac
Nicole Fields-Davis, Classification Unit                                      Det. Justin Popps, Det. Bryan Tutler, Det. Aldemar Rengifo,
Eddy Montrose, Conte Facility                                                   Det. Douglas Wendt, Det. Steven Lukas and Det. Eric Caldwell, Weston/
David Baldwin, Sheriff’s North Jail                                             SW Ranches
Dep. Jean Bernard Amedee, ICJS                                                Sgt. Thomas Steele, unincorporated North Broward
                                                                              Sgt. Thomas Palmer, Deerfield Beach
Department of Law Enforcement                                                 Det. Francis Heitmann and Dep. Christopher Blankenship, Pompano Beach
Nicole Witherspoon, Christina Marsh and Sandra Potoczek, Communications       Sgt. Richard Pisanti, Oakland Park
Anissa Stephenson, CPIS                                                       Dep. Joseph Cona, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea
Annette Stubbs, Countywide Operations                                         Dep. Jerry Vosburgh, Port Everglades
Sgt. Kennard Campbell, Pembroke Park/South Broward                            Dep. Michael Fazio, North Lauderale
Dep. Shawn Mears and Dep. Semaj Jackson, Dania Beach                          Carol Roe, Criminal Investigations
Carmen Romero, Airport                                                        Jani Scolaro and Kathryn Richards, Civil Division
Det. James Suarez and Det. Scott Caperton, Lauderdale Lakes                   Anna Rouhana, Training Division

PICNIC PHOTOS continued from cover

BSO Biography                                                                        Q: Over the past few months, I’ve
Sandra Paine                                                                         noticed a change in the BSOinformant
                                                                                     website. It is now virtually impossible to
Lieutenant - Fire Rescue                                                             get any information from sites that are
Acquired by BSO:                         My hero:                                    linked to the web — DODCC maintenance
October 1, 2003 (started at BCFR in      Any ordinary person who rises to            requests,, etc. Every attempt to
September 1988)                          the occasion when placed in an              connect asks for a password. Is this a BIRM
                                         extraordinary situation                     issue or are the firewalls set-up for security
Born in:                                                                             purposes? If so how do we obtain access?
Boston, Massachusetts                    If I could have any job
                                         in the world, I would                       A:     While BSO does have firewalls for security, BIRM advises me that
                                                                                     this issue is most likely related to the “permissions” allowed on the
Currently living in:                     want to be:
                                                                                     physical computer you are using. Internet access is not available on every
A really nice house — finally!           An actor
                                                                                     BSO computer for various reasons; your supervisor will know if your
                                                                                     computer has permissions set-up for Internet usage. Please first talk to
Also living with me:                     Three words that                            your supervisor. If there is an access problem, call the BIRM Help Desk at
My adorable 7-year-old son, three        describe me best:                           (954) 831-8301.
crazy dogs and an attack bird            Enthusiastic, responsible and

My motto:
                                                                                     Q:     I recently received information from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which,
                                                                                     as I’m sure you agree, is a reputable, worthy charity. This information stated that
Change is the only constant in life      For a lift I:                               employers can offer payroll deductions from employees, in specified amounts, that can
— go with it                             Meditate; if that doesn’t work, it’s        be directly donated to this foundation. Is this something that BSO can offer in the
                                         time for chocolate                          future?
If I were the Sheriff, I
would:                                   Something you                               A : I value your commitment to charity and share your belief that this is
Have a trusted confidant; it’s a big     probably didn’t know                        a worthy cause. As you can understand, unless it is a large representation
burden to carry alone                    about me:                                   of employees, it may be administratively burdensome for the agency.
                                         I drop everything to play with my           However, if you do have a large group of interested employees, you may
You can’t tell from                      son with no guilt at all                    seek permission through your chain-of-command to BSO’s Director of
looking at me that:                                                                  Finance, Bill MacDonald.
I am a hopeless romantic at heart        Greatest fear:
                                         Something bad happening                     Q:     We have two fleet facilities: one in Fort Lauderdale and one in Pompano
Most treasured                           to my son                                   Beach. On a couple of occasions, we have had employees who were leaving work go
possession:                                                                          out to their vehicles and find that they have a flat tire. When fleet was asked to assist
My dad’s pocket watch                    Movie or book that                          them to change the tires, they were denied. Is there any specific reason for not being
                                         best describes my life:                     able to help an employee change a flat tire, especially at 11 p.m. when they have to
People tell me I look like:              Indiana Jones (I wish!) and A Tree          wait outside in their vehicle for a tow company until sometimes 1 a.m.?
Debra Winger (on a good day) and         Grown in Brooklyn (in reality)
a hedgehog (on a bad day)                                                            A:    I agree this was an unfortunate event and asked Fleet Services to
                                                                                     provide me with an explanation. Repairs at both facilities are performed
                                         Favorite TV show:
                                                                                     by an outside vendor; they are not BSO employees. Due to the contract
In my spare time I:                      Star Trek Enterprise
                                                                                     terms, they are not required to perform repairs to vehicles without
Drive my friends crazy
                                                                                     assigned unit numbers. So, they were not required to assist — though it
                                         Causes I most believe in:                   would have been a good faith gesture at such a late hour. Additionally,
In high school I was:                    Blood donation and Habitat for
                                                                                     when employees driving BSO-issued vehicles experience problems and
                 A shy, very uncool      Humanity
                                                                                     are not satisfied with the results from our outside vendor, I strongly urge
                                                                                     them to contact BSO’s Fleet Supervisor at (954) 765-4430.
                     and a terrible      Best advice I ever
                       daydreamer        received:                                   Q: Would it be possible to have cameras installed in the Main Jail Sally Port
                                         Remember the Golden Rule                    area and video monitors inside the Sally Port control room? They will enable
                       Favorite                                                      personnel manning that high security area to monitor ingress and egress of police
                      quote:             Oddest thing in my                          and transportation vehicles. There are a lot of blind corners in the Sally Port, and
                     I may not win       closet:                                     cameras will help ensure that there are no inmates or new arrestees walking about
                        the fight, but   The pump for my whirlpool tub; I            before the gate is opened to accept an incoming or departing vehicle. It is a serious
                          you’ll know    hope it never leaks!                        escape risk situation.
                           I was
                             there       Recent trips:                               A : Thank you for your safety-minded suggestion. We are installing
                                         North Carolina and Daytona Beach            cameras on the outside of the Main Jail and I have directed Lt. Col. Frey
                                                                                     and his staff to review this area to determine their effectiveness in the
                                                                                     Sally Port.
                                            Sandra Paine

Longevity of Service Awards
The Broward Sheriff’s Office is pleased to congratulate the following employees for reaching a milestone of service during the month of December:

5-Year Award                                       Giddarie, Conte Facility; Ossie Hawthorne-          Calabrese, EMS Operations; Capt. Mark
  Danielle Alcindor, Probation; Court Dep.         Dailey, Inmate Programs; and Firefighter/           Cohen, EMS Operations; Dep. Robert
Lawrence Ewan, Courthouse; Anne Fisher,            Paramedic Robert Melendez, Fire Prevention.         McDonald, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea; Dep. Brad
In-Custody; Brian Flagler, Fire Rescue                                                                 Miller, Tamarac; Ida Newton, Main Jail Bureau;
Communications; Diana Gonzalez, Port               15-Year Award                                       Gary Simmons, Communications; and Dep.
Everglades; Lakesha Howell, Communications;          Sgt. David Auriemmo, North Broward Bureau;        Mark Trudel, Pembroke Park/South Broward.
Dep. John Hubacheck, Weston/SW Ranches;            Dep. Kenneth Autenrieb, Pompano Beach;
Dep. Marshall Kimble, Port Everglades; Dep.        Dep. Nathaniel Bailey, Sheriff’s North Jail; Dep.   25-Year Award
John Maine, Conte Facility; Kristy Morris,         Collette Barnwell, Countywide Operations;             Civil Dep. Kathy Ambrose, Civil Division;
DUI/BAT; Firefighter Rafael Omana, Aircraft        Dep. Thomas Bourdage, Courthouse; Sgt. Luis         Sgt. Alan Bock, Pompano Beach; and Deborah
Rescue; Dep. Bradley Rocks, Deerfield Beach;       Galindez, Central Intake; Barry Gross, Deerfield    Pollock, Pompano Beach.
Dep. James Thomas, Deerfield Beach; and Dep.       Beach; Marcia Hyde, Pompano Beach; Dep.
Wanda Torres Ramnarine, Deerfield Beach.           Christopher Kapish, Oakland Park; and Dep.          30-Year Award
                                                   Dwight Wright, Pompano Beach.                        Civil Dep. Sandra Hoke, Civil Division; Ruth
10-Year Award                                                                                          Ann Kopsa, Civil Division; and Dep. Charles
 Janet Chamagua, Central Accounting; Dep.          20-Year Award                                       Wolfe, Port Everglades.
Kevin Correa, Central Intake; Sgt. Josefa            Lt. John Bukata, CPIS; Paramedic Grace

With Our Deepest Sympathies
Sheriff Ken Jenne and the entire BSO organization extend deepest sympathies to the following employees on the recent loss of their loved ones:

Dep. Ralph Damone, Conte Facility                  Dawn Hamilton-Rigby, Communications                 Dep. Alfred Guastalli, Jr., North Broward Bureau
(grandmother Connie Genna)                         (mother Audrey Hamilton)                            (father Alfred Guastalli, Sr.)

Court Dep. Antonio Egues, Courthouse               Trellis Moreland, Training                          Firefighter Jimmy Chandler, Fire Rescue
(mother Berta Egues)                               (sister Carleica Harvey)                            (father James M. Chandler)

Anne Fisher, DUI/ATACC                             Dep. Edward Simmons, Tamarac                        Gene Herrera, Fire Rescue
(mother Vashti Fisher)                             (mother Mary Simmons; Dep. Simmons’ father,         (father-in-law Samuel Suchman)
                                                   Bud Simmons, also passed away recently)
Dep. Scott Peever, North Lauderdale                                                                    We also regret the passing of:
(mother Judith Brown; Mrs. Brown was also the      Cadet Eric Blake, DLE
mother-in-law of Sgt. Christopher McCrerey,        (grandmother Dorothy Marriott)                      Dennis Deodato (retired), Fire Rescue
Conte Facility)
                                                   Carl Rader, Communications                          BSO’s and Florida’s Oldest Full-time
Dep. Frank Echeandia, Main Jail Bureau             (mother Katherine Rader)                            Deputy Dies
(father Ismael Echeandia)
                                                   Steve Yuresko, Crime Scene Unit                       BSO is mourning the loss of Dep. David
Dep. William McGraw, Pembroke Park/                (mother-in-law Sylvia Singh)                        Robert Harris, 75, who passed away on January
South Broward                                                                                          3rd of natural causes. Dep. Harris, believed to
(father William McGraw, Sr.)                       Dep. Marcus McNelley, Stockade Facility             have been the oldest working full-time deputy
                                                   (father William McNelley; Mr. McNelley was also     in Florida, had planned to retire from BSO on
Dep. Mike Catalano, Mounted Unit                   the father-in-law of Dep. Maria McNelley, Main      May 31st of this year. “Our hearts go out to his
(mother Gracy Amy Csaszar)                         Jail Bureau)                                        family,” says Sheriff Ken Jenne. “We will always
                                                                                                       remember him as a dedicated and caring public
Cadet Ralph Mackey, DLE                            Deputy Keith Bennett, unincorporated                servant.”
(grandmother Elizabeth Bruno)                      North Broward                                         Described as sincere, tactful and courteous
                                                   (grandmother Josephine Bradley)                     when dealing with the public, Dep. Harris
Dep. Robert Brown, Conte Facility                                                                      received several letters of commendation
(grandmother Iris Miliyak)                         Court Dep. Rafael Del Rios, Courthouse              and appreciation for his participation in youth
                                                   (mother Delores Del Rios)                           programs while working in BSO’s Department
Sgt. John Dykie, Deerfield Beach                                                                       of Community Involvement. He was known to
(father Lewis Dykie)                               Dep. Wonza Moore, Conte Facility                    incorporate magic tricks into his safety and drug
                                                   (grandfather James Hoggin)                          awareness presentations and one of his proudest
Dep. Cynthia Turner, Sheriff’s North Jail                                                              accomplishments was a safety-themed coloring
(sister Kimberly Butler)                           Kenneth Berthiaume, Classification Unit             book he developed for children.
                                                   (grandmother Mildred Berthiaume)                      The 29-year veteran of professional law
Beverly Reese, Weston/SW Ranches                                                                       enforcement started his career with the Tamarac
(brother Rodney Reese)                             Sgt. Ryan Allen, Main Jail Bureau                   Police Department in September of 1974 and
                                                   (mother Sadie Allen)                                continued on as a deputy when the department
Peter Valdez, Pretrial Release                                                                         merged with BSO in July 1989.
(father Bruno Valdez)

Statistically Speaking                                                        Teaming Up to Save Lives
                                                                              By Francisco Fajardo, Community Relations
  With 3,500+ people in attendance, the 2004 BSO Annual Employee
                                                                                 At a special ceremony held on January
Appreciation Picnic was a huge success! This year, the picnic held special
                                                                              22nd, Sheriff Ken Jenne and members of
meaning as it was held in honor of the men and women from BSO                 Tenet South Florida donated 11 Automated
                                                                              External Defibrillators (AEDs) to Tri-Rail for
serving our country as activated military personnel. Check out the amount     use on its commuter trains. AEDs are medical
of food, ice, etc. needed to feed everyone at the picnic:                     devices used to apply strong electrical shocks
                                                                              to the heart to restore a normal rhythm.

                                                                                 This ceremony marks the beginning
                                                                              of BSO’s commitment to developing its
                                                                              massive defibrillation program for the entire
pounds of chicken served                                                      Broward County mass transit system. Medical
                                                                              devices such as these increase the chances        Sheriff Ken Jenne (left to right) with
                                                                                                                                Tenet Vice-President Mark Bryan and
430                                                                           for anyone who should fall victim to cardiac
                                                                              arrest and may mean the difference between
                                                                              life and death. Statistics such as “15,500
                                                                                                                                Tri-Rail Deputy Director Jack Stephens.

pounds of hotdogs served                                                      people dying in the tri-county area of Palm, Broward and Miami-Dade
                                                                              counties of cardiac arrests,” only validate the importance of AEDs.

850                                                                              Several members of BSO’s Department of Fire Rescue demonstrated the
                                                                              simple and life-saving procedure. Eventually, BSO Fire Rescue will certify all
                                                                              Tri-Rail conductors and on-board personnel in operating these units before
pounds of hamburger cooked
                                                                              they are installed in each of the trains. “We have installed 353 AEDs in the
                                                                              county. You’ll find them at the courthouses, the libraries, the airport and the
7,200                                                                         seaport, and in parks - among other places,” says the Sheriff. Sheriff Jenne
                                                                              is proud to participate in this partnership with Tri-Rail and Tenet South
hamburger and hotdog buns used                                                Florida, which will continue to bring BSO to the forefront of public safety in
                                                                              our communities.

1,200                                                                                                                         sm
total pounds of potato salad, macaroni salad and coleslaw consumed            POWERTRAC :
3,400                                                                         A Public Presentation
ears of corn enjoyed
                                                                                 Since the inception of the POWERTRACsm program in 1998, Sheriff
                                                                              Ken Jenne has fielded hundreds of inquiries about the innovative law
600                                                                           enforcement accountability system and hosted dozens of visitors at actual
                                                                              POWERTRACsm sessions. As time goes on, interest in POWERTRACsm has
pounds of baked beans served                                                  only grown. With that in mind, the Sheriff asked the Training Department to
                                                                              offer a two-day seminar designed to explain the POWERTRACsm process to

3,000                                                                         interested members of the law enforcement community.
                                                                                 Late last year, Lt. Robert Schlegel (formerly of the Training Division,
                                                                              currently with the Department of Community Control) put together the
cookies consumed                                                              resulting “Accountability for Law Enforcement Professionals” seminar, calling
                                                                              upon BSO experts and professors from Nova Southeastern University to

800                                                                           assist. Sixty-two participants attended the program, which consisted of
                                                                              an overview of the importance of accountability in law enforcement and
                                                                                                                        addressed such topics as operations
brownies enjoyed                                                                                                        plans, data analysis, zone reports,
                                                                                                                        uniform crime reports and staff

15                                                                                                                      inspections. The seminar culminated
                                                                                                                        in the attendees rotating through
                                                                                                                        actual POWERTRACsm sessions held
sheet cakes prepared
                                                                                                                        at the Public Safety Building.
                                                                                                                          Noted speakers included
5,000                                                                                                                   Maj. John Carroll of Staff
                                                                                                                        Inspections, Maj. Larry Rogers
pounds of ice used                                                            BSO’s first publicly offered seminar on   of POWERTRACsm and Lt.
                                                                              the POWERTRACsm process attracted 62      Brian Montgomery, also of
200                                                                                                                     POWERTRACsm. The 54 attendees
                                                                              from outside the BSO organization ranged in rank from lieutenants to
                                                                              sheriffs. “Our attendees included a colonel from Monroe County, the
pounds of charcoal burned                                                     Assistant Chief Commissioner for the Bahamas and even several members of
                                                                              the U.S. Capitol Police,” explains Lt. Schlegel. “They all left very impressed
                                                                              with Sheriff Jenne’s POWERTRACsm process because it allows command staff
                                                                              to share ideas and effectively and efficiently use resources.”
Celebrating Our Cultural Richness
A Message from the EEO Division
  “Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy; now is the             dreams deferred. We cannot minimize how far we have all traveled in
time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit       reaching this place. This agency and the remarkable assembly of people
path of racial justice; now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands    from literally around the globe at the BSO Employee Picnic were evidence
of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood; now is the time to make     of extraordinary achievements and sacrifices spent in the march toward
justice a reality for all God’s children. It would be fatal for the nation to     social justice and equality.
overlook the urgency of the movement.”                                                It would be equally unfair to minimize how far we have yet to travel.
  “So I say to you, my friends, that even though we must face the                 Although we all move relatively free within these United States and enjoy
difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply    the fruits of civil rights advocacy labor, remaining are the complexities of
rooted in the American dream that one day this nation will rise up and live       difference that have not been easily untangled. Inequalities and injustice
out the true meaning of its creed — we hold these truths to be self-evident,      persist in our society, and yes, even in the work place. Too often, ones’
that all men are created equal.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.                        color, sex, national origin, religion, sexual orientation or disability distort our
  These words were uttered more than 40 years ago by Dr. Martin Luther            perceptions of anothers’ human value, character and contributions.
King, Jr. as he addressed thousands in Washington in his most acclaimed               BSO’s diverse workforce is symbolic of our continual commitment to take
speech, “I have a Dream,” amid the backdrop of horrific social injustices.        the next steps in this journey towards a truly one nation, one Florida, one
On January 19th, we observed his life, his legacy and reflected on our            Broward and one BSO. Let’s continue to celebrate our cultural richness as
collective accomplishments in uniting humanity, while grappling with              we move forward in the diversity journey.

You Make the Call
Carper v. DeLand, 54 F.3rd 613 (10th Cir. 1995)
The Facts:
   The Utah Department of Corrections (UDC) instituted a “Legal Services          What the Appellate Court Decided:
Plan” whereby two private attorneys would assist inmates with the                    The appellate court reversed the decision of the district court. The
preparation and filing of state and federal petitions for writs of habeas         appellate court explained that prisoners do have a constitutional right
corpus, and with initial pleadings in civil rights actions challenging            of access to the courts, and that states have an affirmative obligation to
conditions of confinement within the UDC. The Legal Services Plan did             provide such access through adequate law libraries or adequate assistance
not provide inmates with assistance in general civil matters (wills, divorces,    from persons trained in the law. However, the court further explained
worker’s compensation and creditor-debtor disputes, etc.), nor did it             that the constitution mandates only that the detention facilities provide
provide assistance beyond the initial pleading stage of a lawsuit.                assistance in the preparation of state or federal writs of habeas corpus, or
   The inmates filed a complaint against UDC seeking a declaratory                the initial pleading stages in civil rights actions challenging the conditions
judgment that the UDC’s Legal Services Plan violated their constitutional         of current confinement. The appellate court noted, however, that although
right of access to the courts. The inmates sought an injunction to compel         a state has no affirmative duty to assist inmates in general civil matters, the
the UDC to provide inmates with attorney assistance in general civil matters      state may not erect barriers that impede the right of access of incarcerated
and beyond the initial pleading stage in all civil actions.                       persons.
   On motion for summary judgment by the inmates, the federal district
court ruled that the UDC’s Legal Services Plan provided “insufficient legal       What This Ruling Means:
assistance to meet constitutional requirements,” and ordered the UDC                 Inmates do retain a constitutional right of access to the courts while
to provide legal assistance to inmates in general civil matters. The UDC          incarcerated. This constitutional right is satisfied by a detention facility when
appealed the district court’s decision to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeal.       it provides inmates with adequate law libraries or adequate assistance from
                                                                                  persons trained in the law with state or federal habeas corpus matters,
You Decide:                                                                       appeals from criminal convictions and civil rights actions challenging
  Is a detention facility required to provide legal assistance to inmates in      conditions of current confinement. While a detention facility does not have
general civil matters such as divorce, worker’s compensation, small claims        to assist an inmate in any other type of matter, it also may not impede an
                                                                                  inmate’s right of access to the courts on these matters.
actions, termination of parental rights or collection?

News From Our Troops
The Latest From Sgt. Thompson                                           So, to you sir and to everyone else in my BSO family I want
   Well, things have been very busy lately. We are about              to say thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for
three months out from returning home. We are very excited,            being strong men and women of character. God bless you all              In Support of America
but there are some important things we must accomplish                and I hope to see you very soon.                                          I want to personally thank you for
first before we can leave. We must transfer authority to our            Dep. Robert Parcell, Main Jail Bureau                                 your sacrifice on behalf of the United
replacement unit, which is a Reserve unit from Massachusetts.                                                                                 States of America. The mobilization of a
We have approximately 10 days to show them our operations.            Outstanding Employees                                                   valued employee to active military duty
   Units have already begun to re-deploy back home and                   I am a deputy sheriff assigned to the training division. I am
                                                                                                                                              requires a sacrifice that many employers
we must eagerly wait on our turn. We should be flying                 also a member of the Army Reserve. On December 10th, I
out sometime in April going back to Fort Stewart for final            received orders that I had been transferred to a mobilizing             do not understand. The hardship you
processing, which may take seven to 12 days. We are very              unit in Tallahassee with a reporting date of December                   endured in “keeping America running”
proud of the job that we have done. Operation Iraqi Freedom           15th. Needless to say, I had to stop my life on a dime, turn            without your citizen-soldiers exhibits the
(OIF) part 1 is almost complete and now it is time for OIF 2.         everything around, get my affairs in order and report for
                                                                                                                                              highest degree of patriotism and makes
   We hope our replacements receive all the support that we           deployment. I had to contact Human Resources to ensure my
                                                                      pay and benefits would continue during my transition period.            our nation the greatest in the world.
did. We appreciate all the prayers, supplies and letters that
help us make it through. We are eager to get back to reunite             I want to draw your attention to an outstanding employee               When challenged by the forces of
with our family and friends but must stay focused and finish out      working in that section, Jennifer Wheeler. Ms. Wheeler                  evil, America responded. As long as
our last few months. Please continue to keep us in your prayers       ensured that all my affairs were in order and that my benefits          our soldiers are trained and ready, we
and pray that we have a safe and quick return.                        and pay would continue for the required time. She explained
                                                                                                                                              ensure the security of our homes and
   Thanks again from our hearts.                                      everything that I would need to do and answered all my
                                                                      questions. Understandably, I was highly stressed during this            freedom from tyranny worldwide. Your
   Sgt. Anthony Thompson, Central Intake
                                                                      time. Her patience, knowledge and understanding were greatly            continued support of citizen-soldiers is
Thanks from Iraq                                                      appreciated.                                                            vital to that effort.
   I work in Central Intake at the Main Jail Bureau, Alpha Shift. I      I am now currently at Ft. Benning, Georgia, undergoing pre-            In my travels throughout our country,
have been deployed now over a year assisting with Operation           deployment training and will be going to Iraq for at least one
                                                                                                                                              many employers tell me how honored
Iraqi Freedom. I am here in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, with several BSO         year, where I will work for the 160th Military Police Battalion
                                                                      in an Enemy Prisoner of War/Civilian Internee compound.                 they are to support the Guardsmen and
employees and will hopefully be heading home soon. Being
                                                                      Needless to say, I am a little apprehensive. But I am comforted         Reservists in their companies during
deployed away from family and home comes with numerous
stresses. I am very thankful and proud to say that none of those      by the knowledge that the leadership of BSO - from the top              this difficult and challenging time.
stresses have come from my place of employment.                       down - supports those employees who have military reserve               Any soldier will tell you that kind of
   Jennifer Wheeler has been very helpful and a blessing to           commitments. I would also like to mention that I was personally
                                                                                                                                              support from the “home front” is crucial
my wife, who has called in with a question from time to time.         contacted by my entire BSO chain of command (Sgt. Bill
                                                                      Pennypacker, Lt. John Lawless, Capt. Dave Robshaw and                   to mission accomplishment. Please
The men and women that I worked with at the jail have kept
me informed of BSO news and happenings, gone out of their             Inspector General Martin Rahinsky) who told me that I should            understand that your contribution and
way to make sure that I was represented at bid time and have          call on them should I need anything. That kind of support is            that of your employees have been a key
sent care packages to ease our time spent here on the other           rarely found. I am glad that I will have a position to return to
                                                                                                                                              part of the Army’s successful fight in the
side of the world.                                                    when my deployment is over.
                                                                                                                                              global war on terrorism. Again, please
   Even you have had a direct impact on my family. My wife               Rest assured that after 23 good years, I plan to retire from the
                                                                      Army Reserve after my return and dedicate myself to furthering          accept my heartfelt thanks for what you
told me the story when you walked into her place of business
to thank them for the use of their parking lot next to the North      my career with BSO. Thank you for your attention to this matter,        do for the Army and your country.
Lauderdale Sub-Station on Kimberly Boulevard. My wife, being          and I hope that you will see fit to recognize the outstanding             Freedom’s guardian!
a very emotional person, started to cry when she told you             employees I have mentioned.
                                                                                                                                                Larry R. Ellis
that I worked for you and was over here in Iraq and wanted to            Sincerely,
                                                                         Dep. Robert Chenoweth, Training Division                               General, U.S. Army Commanding
personally thank you for your help and support. She told me that
                                                                         (Master Sergeant, US Army Reserve)
your words to her were very comforting and put here at ease.

Upcoming Training Opportunities
March                                                       April                                                         May
2nd - Performance Evaluations: From Planning to             2nd - O.C. Pepper Spray (8 a.m. - 12 noon)                    3rd-6th - Ground Defense (5 p.m. - 9 p.m.) (ALL DAYS)
      Presenting* (8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.)                      7th - Domestic Violence/Juvenile Sex Offenders                5th - Domestic Violence/Juvenile Sex Offenders
4th - Business Grammar (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)                    (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)                                             (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
5th - Human Diversity (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)                     9th - CPR/AED (1 p.m. - 5 p.m.)                               12th - Operational Planning (1 p.m. - 5 p.m.)
8th-12th - Introduction to Criminal Investigations          9th - Infant CPR (8 a.m. - 12 noon)                           14th - Human Diversity (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
            (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) (ALL DAYS)                    15th, 22nd and 29th - Administrative Support Series           18th - Coping With Stress (8:30 a.m. - 12 noon)
16th - The Leader Within: Communicating Non-                                         (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) (ALL DAYS)   18th - Narcotics Identification (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
       Defensively (8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)                 16th - Human Diversity (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)                      19th - Project Management (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
17th - Domestic Violence/Juvenile Sex Offenders             19th - Flex Baton Re-Certification (8 a.m. - 10 a.m.)         21st - Tactical Shooting (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
       (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)                                    20th - Fundamentals of Supervision (8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.)       25th - Time Management: Getting Ahead Without
19th - Tactical Shooting (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.)                  21st - DLE F.T.D. Orientation (8 a.m. - 12 noon)                      Getting Behind (8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
23rd - The Leader Within: Communicating Skillfully          23rd - Supervisor Stop Stick (1 p.m. - 3 p.m.)                26th - Domestic Violence/Juvenile Sex Offenders
       and Assertively (8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)             26th - Stun Device (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)                                  (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
25th - Business Writing (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)             26th - Expandable Baton (8 a.m. - 12 noon)                    27th - Accountability That Works! NEW
26th - Human Diversity (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)                    27th - Accountability That Works! NEW                                 (8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
30th - The Leader Within: Who Moved My Cheese?                      (8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
       (8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)                                                                                           *Management Only

                                                                                                                                                                                    BSO Briefs
Mock Prison Riot                                                                          Mounted Unit
Training                                                                                  Wall of Fame
                                                      Recently, BSO’s Emergency
                                                      Response Team (ERT) members
                                                      attended a mock riot training
                                                      in Moundsville, West Virginia.
                                                      Such training prepares the
                                                      ERT team using innovative
                                                      training techniques. Attendees      Recently, the insurance company that insures BSO’s horses asked the Risk Management
                                                      included: Lt. Joseph Crane,         Division if they could display photos of BSO’s four-legged finest. Here’s what they now
                                                      Central Intake; Lt. James           have displayed on the wall in their corporate office!
                                                      Cerone, Main Jail Bureau;
                                                      Sgt. Mikeron Calvin, Main
                                                      Jail Bureau; Sgt. George
                                                      Colt, Main Jail Bureau; Sgt.
                                                                                          Little Miracles Go a
                                                      Eric Adams, Central Intake;
                                                      Dep. James Canty, Central
                                                      Intake; Sgt. Howard Martzall,
                                                                                          Long Way
                                                      Training; and Dep. Gene             A big “thank you” to everyone
                                                      Nardi, Training. Pictured here      who donated Miracle Boxes
                                                      in front of Moundsville Prison      for the girls at the Pace
                                                      are (left to right): Sgt. Colt,     Center. We delivered 50 boxes
                                                      Sgt. Martzall and Dep. Nardi.       to the program on December
                                                                                          19th. These “little miracles”
                                                                                          went a long way toward

Fire Rescue Station                                                                       making a brighter holiday
                                                                                          season for the girls. Pictured
                                                                                          here with some of the girls at

Adopts Families                                                                           PACE are Bethany Scalf and
                                                                                          Capt. Barbara Chovan of
                                                                                          Organizational Development
                                                                                          and Accreditation.

                                                                                          BSO in
                                                                                          You just never know where you’ll read
                                                                                          about BSO next! A friend of BSO who was
                                                                                          recently visiting Bangkok, Thailand, clipped
                                                                                          this article from the Bangkok Post. It lauds
                                                                                          the efforts of BSO Fire Rescue personnel who
                                                                                          are making it possible for potential heart
                                                                                          attack victims to be transported to medical
                                                                                          facilities where they can quickly receive heart
                                                                                          surgery, vs. facilities where that service may
                                                                                          not be available.

The firefighters at Station 21 in unincorporated North Broward recently adopted           Deputy Plays
two families for the holidays through a program offered by the Broward County
Human Services Division Family Success Center. They raised $280 to purchase gifts,
wrapping and food for the families to enjoy on Christmas morning. Their A shift
delivered Santa’s gifts. Pictured here along with some of the happy family members        For the sixth year in a row, Dep. Robert
are (left to right): Firefighter/Paramedic Darcy Williamson, Lt. Herb Schosnig and        Kreitzman of the North Broward Bureau and
Driver Engineer Mark Ball.                                                                his wife, Eileen, purchased and distributed
                                                                                          toys for the holidays to more than 30 children
                                                                                          at Palms West Hospital in Royal Palm Beach
                                                                                          near where they live. The Kreitzmans began the
                                                                                          tradition after the tragic loss of their month-old
                                                                                          son, Nicholas, six years ago. They have since been
                                                                                          joined by daughters Brianna (5) and Laura (3).

BSO Briefs

             Flag Football                                                                              Lt. Bechard Retires
             Super Bowl                                                                                 From the Air Force
             Congratulations to Melissa and Woody Broadhurst on their son Ryan reaching the
             Super Bowl of flag football in Coral Springs recently. Ryan played for the 49ers,
             under the direction of his coach and father, Dep. Woody Broadhurst of BSO’s
             Lauderdale Lakes District, and with help from his brother, Matt, who served
             as the team’s teen advisor. They advanced to the “Super Bowl” by winning three
             elimination-bracket games over the Patriots, Giants and finally, the Bucs. Melissa
             Broadhurst works in Criminal Investigations.

             Civil Division
             Christmas Party Pics

                                                                                                        Lt. Michael Bechard is pictured here in full regalia during his Air Force
                                                                                                        retirement ceremony.

                                                                                                          On January 10th, Central Intake’s Lt. Michael Bechard retired from the
                                                                                                        United States Air Force after 22 years of honorable service. Surrounded
                                                                                                        by approximately 200 friends and family, Air Force members shared
                                                                                                        memories and stories about their friend and comrade. Retiring as Chief
             This year’s Civil Division                                                                 Master Sergeant, Mike Bechard’s military career encompasses numerous
             holiday party was its
             customary success, as you                                                                  achievements and accolades.
             can see from this group                                                                      In December 1975, Bechard enlisted in the Air Force, under the delayed
             shot! You can also see it in
             the smiling faces of (from                                                                 enlistment program for four years. After basic training, he went on to
             left to right): Elizabeth                                                                  successfully complete the six and one-half week Security Police Technical
             Fitzgerald, Cmdr. John
                                                                                                        School. His first duty station was at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in
             Grimes and Donna
             Johnson. The division                                                                      North Carolina where he was assigned to the 4th Security Police Squadron.
             hopes everyone at BSO                                                                      With the exception of a few temporary duty assignments, he remained
             enjoyed a healthy and
             happy holiday season.                                                                      there the entire four years. In December of 1979, he was honorably
                                                                                                        discharged from the Air Force, and moved to Morganton, North Carolina.

             Boot Camp Instructors
                                                                                                          In February 1980, he was employed by the North Carolina Department
                                                                                                        of Corrections, working at a medium custody gun camp located in

                                                                                                        Marion, North Carolina. During that time, he attended college and earned
                                                                                                        a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science from Gardner Webb University.
                                                                                                        Bechard remained at the North Carolina Department of Corrections until he
             Two of BSO’s Boot Camp instructors were recognized recently for being top graduates
             at an instructor’s course. Dep. Osvaldo Nino (left) received the Honor Graduate and        accepted employment at the Broward Sheriff’s Office in November 1984.
             is presently working at the Leadership Academy. Dep. Kertria Lofton received the             In February 1986, he enlisted in the Air Force Reserves and the 482nd
             Leadership award; she works at the boot camp at the Stockade Facility.
                                                                                                        Security Forces at Homestead Air Reserve Base, retaining the rank of E-4.
                                                                                                        In 1996, he was promoted to Technical Sergeant, where he remained until
                                                                                                        his promotion to the rank of Master Sergeant. In November 2000, he was
                                                                                                        promoted to the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. In October 2001, Bechard
                                                                                                        was activated to Active Duty status under Operation Enduring Freedom/
                                                                                                        Noble Eagle. In November 2002, he was promoted to the rank of Chief
                                                                                                        Master Sergeant and remained in activated status until March 3, 2003.
                                                                                                          Everyone at BSO shares the sentiment that Chief Master Sergeant
                                                                                                        Bechard is by far one of the most honorable men they know. On behalf of
                                                                                                        the entire Broward Sheriff’s Office, we say, “Well done, faithful servant. You
                                                                                                        make us proud.”

                                                                                                                                                                                        BSO Briefs
Newly AJA Certified                                                                             Santa and His Elf

Capt. Keith Neely of the Main Jail Bureau, Capt. Kim Spadaro of Central Intake, Lt.             School Resource Dep. Mike Johnson (a/k/a Santa) and Dep. Lee Rodriguez (a/k/a
Michael Bechard of Central Intake and Classification Manager Darren Sieger successfully         Elf ) from Pompano Beach are pictured here giving away toys to children who are less
completed the Certified Jail Manager’s Test and were awarded their certificates from the        fortunate. All of the toys (and food, too) were donated by local community members
American Jail Association (AJA). Pictured here are (left to right): Capt. Neely, Capt.          and businesses. The children enjoyed pizza, finger sandwiches, cookies and cake along
Spadaro, Lt. Bechard, Col. James Wimberly and Darren Sieger. Congrats!                          with juice. The district also made food baskets for the families.

Thanks for Helping                                                                              Deerfield Beach’s
the Children                                                                                    “Breakfast With Santa”
                                                                                                The Deerfield Beach district
  The Human Resources Division would like to share the following                                held a “Breakfast With
letter with the following divisions/departments thanking them for their                         Santa” for less fortunate
participation in the annual holiday food and toy drive for the Children’s                       families just before the
                                                                                                Christmas holiday. The
Home Society:                                                                                   event was sponsored
BIRM                                         Legal Division                                     by the Deerfield Beach
                                                                                                Community Affairs Team
Civil                                        Organizational Development
                                                                                                and was funded through
Crime Lab                                       and Accreditation                               area homeowner groups and
Department of Detention                      Purchasing Bureau                                  local businesses.
Department of Law Enforcement                Training
Finance and Budget

“Dear Friends of Children’s Home Society:
  During this special time of year we are so grateful for the support we
receive from the community and we welcome the opportunity to thank

each person who has generously opened their heart to the children and
families we serve. Please know that your wonderful donation of toys and
gifts was delivered in time for the holidays and that you have brought joy
                                                                                                                                               Jennifer Schaefer of Probation had a
to a child who would have otherwise been without that special thrill felt                                                                      great time when she attended a recent
on Christmas morning.                                                                                                                          FAU football game. Her daughter,
  Children’s Home Society of Florida continues to grow stronger every                                                                          Alyssa, is photographed here with the
                                                                                                                                               FAU Owls’ Mascot.
year in our commitment to develop our programs and provide quality
services. We are able to set our goals high because we know we have
the community by our side supporting our mission. On behalf of our
Board of Directors, staff and most importantly, the children, I thank you
again for sharing the spirit of the holidays with us. We look forward
to working with you in the New Year as we continue to embrace our
children and inspire lives, together.”
  Shelley Goren
  Director of Development

Our efforts truly made the children’s holiday very special.
Thank you again!
Hazardous Materials Team
Administratively                                                    High-tech equipment we                        What we’re currently
responsible to:                                                      use includes:                                working on:
Wayne Mailliard, Deputy                                              Personal protective gear                     Employing new equipment and training received
Chief of Emergency                                                 ranging from level D (firefighter              through the federal and state grant process;
Operations and Training                                          protective clothing) to level A (totally         maintaining the competencies required by
                                                                encapsulating clothing) enabling us to            federal and state mandates; ensuring the
Managed and                                                   remove victims from environments that are           highest level of protection for the public
                                                             hazardous to their health while mitigating           and the responder through such efforts as
supervised by:                                               the release of chemical, biological,                 standardization of equipment and operating
Battalion Chief Peter
                                                             radiological, flammable or etiological               procedures with neighboring Haz-Mat teams
DeJesse, with Capt. Drew
Pelton as the station
                                                                                                                  Plans for the future:
                                                        Other equipment:                                          Continue our training efforts; research technical
                                                        Allows us to monitor the atmosphere for                   publications and consult with outside experts in
Number of employees:                                    radiologicals, low- or high-oxygen levels, the            the field to look at and review new equipment
33 members
                                                        presence of flammable environments and                    and standard operational procedures
                                                        the presence of chemicals and/or biologicals;
Hours of operation:                                     state-of-the-art equipment reduces the time               Most important tools we use:
24 hours a day, seven days a week
                                                        between the sample collection phase and the               Our brains and common sense
                                                        identification of an unknown substance, enables
Location:                                               mitigation efforts to commence sooner                     Challenges we face:
Fire Station 23, located at 2200 SW 46 Avenue,
                                                                                                                  Responding to each and every incident because
Fort Lauderdale, just south of Peters Road
                                                        The Haz-Mat vehicle:                                      no two incidents are exactly identical
                                                        Consists of a specially equipped tractor-
Mission:                                                trailer containing computerized detection                 How to reach us:
To pre-plan all facilities that warehouse
                                                        and monitoring equipment, communications                  (954) 791-1055
hazardous materials in quantities that meet or
                                                        systems, a mobile weather station, protective
exceed threshold limits in order to respond in as
                                                        clothing and remedial supplies
safe a manner as possible during emergencies

Who we primarily work with:                             Honors or awards
We work closely with the Haz-Mat teams for Fort         we’ve received:
Lauderdale, Hollywood and Sunrise. We are also          We received an
designated by the state as one of the five teams        award from the U.S.
in southeast Florida to respond to significant          Occupational Safety and
hazardous materials incidents or incidents              Health Department for an
involving weapons of mass destruction                   entrapment rescue

                                   Members of the Haz-Mat Team include (from left to right): Capt. Drew Pelton,
                                   Driver Engineer Michael Coombs, Firefighter Stephen Rybak, Firefighter
                                   Michael Kane, Firefighter Al Mecias and Driver Engineer Mike Jankowski.

   Broward Sheriff’s Office
   2601 Broward Blvd.
   Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312

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