Fallen First Responders
Support for Fallen Heros and Their Families
Broward Sheriff’s Advisory Council provides funding to families of Broward County First Responders killed or permanently injured while serving in the line of duty.
The families of these three officers each received $10,000 to help bridge the gap while waiting for death benefits to kick in.
Broward Sheriff’s Advisory Council supports programs that provide specialized training in order to ensure that Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies are instructed in cutting-edge law enforcement tactics and have the highest level of preparation possible for potential natural disasters, terrorist attacks, school violence and gang violence.
$25,000 was provided to Broward Sheriff’s Office for the purchase of accessories for a new shooter simulation training program.
Technology & Equipment
Broward Sheriff’s Advisory Council provides funds to purchase state-of-the-art equipment and cutting edge technology that improves the effectiveness and efficiency of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office in the prevention, identification and investigation of criminal activity.
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.
Broward Sheriff’s Advisory Council funds programs geared toward strengthening cooperative relationships between First Responders and the many diverse communities of Broward County it serves in order to foster partnerships that enhance communication, trust, and public safety.
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.
In November of 2018, 4,000 turkeys were distributed to local Broward County families to help brighten their holidays.
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.
Broward Sheriff’s Advisory Council supports programs that help First Responders build stronger resilience for dealing with challenges, stress and adverse events. These programs include training for First Responder Suicide Prevention.
Find out about Broward Sheriff's Advisory Council programs as a result of our decades of advocacy.
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