Broward Sheriff’s Office Employee Assistance Program

Train the Trainer – First Responder Suicide Prevention

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Employee Assistance Program and the Training Division are sponsoring a three-day Train the Trainer for Suicide Prevention for First Responders.

Instructor: Dr. Robert E. Douglas, Jr., National Police Suicide Foundation

Location: Coral Ridge Country Club, 3801 Bayview Drive, Ft. Lauderdale 33304

When: February 20th, 21st, 22nd 2018

Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Training is free to BSO staff. Fee for other attendees is $200. Please complete the registration below and submit payment via link below or submit a check made payable to the Broward Sheriff’s Advisory Council and mail to 29 South Federal Highway, Dania Beach, FL 33004.

For additional information please contact EAP Manager Judy Couwels at 954-321-4180.

Here’s just a small sampling of the community projects we’ve worked on over the years.

Walk Like MADD

In 2017 and 2018 the Broward Sheriff’s Advisory Council was an official sponsor for the annual Walk Like MADD and MADD Dash for Mothers Against Drunk Driving. The event includes a 5k and 10k run, as well as a kids’ fun run.

With a $5,000 sponsorship last year and $7,500 this year, we are proud to support this organization whose mission closely aligns with ours. The funds raised are used to provide emotional support and assistance with medical and legal struggles that follow a drunk driving crash. They are also used to conduct awareness and research-based prevention programs to stop both drunk driving and underage drinking, and to assist law enforcement who work to keep our roads safe.

Tactical Equipment for SWAT

In November of 2017 and March of 2018, the Broward Sheriff’s Advisory Council funded the $198,000 purchase of new state-of-the-art tactical vests and helmets for the Broward Sheriff’s Office  SWAT Team. This next generation equipment helps keep deputies safe and effective on every mission.


Chess Initiative

The Broward Sheriff’s Advisory Council is proud to support the National Scholastic Chess Foundation’s partnership with Broward Education Foundation to bring chess instruction and activities to at-risk youth and children incarcerated in youth detention programs in the County. In 2017, $5,000 was provided for this program and we are happy to report that once again the Broward Sheriff’s Advisory Council contributed $7,500 to continue this great program in 2018.

Teddy Bears For Trauma

The Broward Sheriffs Advisory Council supports victims of senseless tragedy through the distribution of Teddy Bears to local law enforcement agencies and fire departments.

Police and Fire Departments provide Teddy Bears to accident and trauma victims worldwide. Cuddling teddy bears evokes a sense of peace, security and comfort. For trauma victims, especially children, a teddy bear that has been given to them by a fire fighter, paramedic or police officer helps lessen stress and the adverse psychological effects of trauma. It has been established that considerable comfort is obtained from cuddling, naming and speaking to a teddy bear.

You can help make Teddy Bears available to accident and trauma victims by making a donation to the Broward Sheriff’s Advisory Council.  Please click on the “Donate” button and enter the amount you wish to donate.


Holiday Food Distribution

During the holiday season, the Broward Sheriff’s Advisory Council and members of the Broward Sheriff’s Office provide food for our neighbors in need.

Broward College Scholarship Program

In the summer of 2016, the Broward Sheriff’s Advisory Council established a $100,000 scholarship fund for children of sworn Broward Sheriff’s Office personnel. The scholarship program was an important resource for our families to help bridge the gap of affordable tuition.



Find out about Broward Sheriff's Advisory Council programs as a result of our decades of advocacy.

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