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.

bicycles for champions

This annual event is held to provide Holiday cheer, bicycles and safety equipment to specially selected Broward Country children. The event includes an Intracoastal cruise aboard a luxury Charter Yacht, a buffet lunch while on board, and a visit by Santa Claus. The children are then transported to a local school where they receive a bicycle, safety helmet, BSO approved lock, backpack, T-Shirt, and sneakers.

holiday food distribution

During the holiday season, dinners are provided to Broward County families that could not otherwise have them - with BSO and Broward Sheriffs Advisory Council personnel providing about 2,000 - 2,500 meals to families in need. 

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.

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.  

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.

Generation Nexxt Community Partnership

The Generation Nexxt Youth Sports Network is a community-oriented, pro-law enforcement corporation that is committed to public service and safety. In 2014 and 2015 the Broward Sheriff's Advisory Council supported the Broward Sheriff's Office outreach initiatives by partnering with Generation Nexxt to produce and distribute crime prevention and safety awareness public service announcements.The Broward Sheriff's Advisory Council provided over $30,000 in funding for this initiative and joins the Miami Dolphins, WTVJ NBC-6, The Orange Bowl Committee, Comcast, NBC Sports Network, Sun Sports Network, Sun Life Stadium and other leading organizations as Generation Nexxt community partners.

broward college Scholarship program


The Broward Sheriff’s Advisory Council is proud to announce a new college scholarship program available to children of sworn BSO personnel attending Broward College. This scholarship will be available on July 1, 2016 for dependent children of Broward County Sheriff’s Office full-time sworn Department of Law Enforcement personnel, sworn Department of Detention personnel and sworn Department of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services personnel.