(Pompano Beach, FL) – Broward Sheriff’s Office Pompano Beach Motorcycle Deputy Gary Fischer practices maneuvers in preparation for the 21st Annual South East Police Motorcycle Rodeo. The event runs from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. this Saturday at the Pompano Citi Centre, located at 1955 North Federal Highway, at the corner of Copans Road. Over 100 police motorcycles from all over the southeast are in Broward for the week-long training and safety trials culminating with Saturday’s rodeo. Admission is free and there will be a drawing for a 2010 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 motorcycle and trailer. Raffle tickets are $1 and will be available at the event. Proceeds from the South East Police Motorcycle Rodeo benefits Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) and the Muscular dystrophy Association. Last year’s event raised over $50,000 for these worthwhile causes.

Photo by Mike Jachles/Broward Sheriff’s Office

Getting The Boot

September 4, 2009

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(Ft. Lauderdale, FL) – That’s Broward Sheriff’s Office Detective Julie Bower (and also TLC’s Policewomen Of Broward County co-star) helping kickoff the annual Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) fill-the-boot campaign on Thursday afternoon with Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue Firefighter/Paramedic Ken Desantis (at left). They were joined by Chief of Department Joseph Lello along with crews stationed at Port Everglades and were out on SE 17th Street. Firefighters will be collecting at various locations through Monday all over Broward County to coincide with the 44th Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon. This is the 55th year that firefighters have partnered with and supported the MDA in finding cures for the diseases. The International Association of Fire Fighters  Local 4321 organizes this event with the local MDA and the firefighters. Last year over $18,000 was raised and they hope to surpass that amount this year. All of the money raised in Broward stays in Broward to help those afflicted with neuromuscular diseases.

Photo by Mike Jachles/Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue

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FORT LAUDERDALE – Volunteers from the Broward Sheriff’s Office Human Resources department picked up 121 pounds of litter Thursday afternoon from a half-mile stretch of Northwest 2nd Avenue. The group will maintain the street, which is virtually in the back yard of the Public Safety Building, for the next two years with scheduled clean-ups at least four times a year. The effort was part of the county’s Adopt-a-Street program. Volunteers picked up bottles, paper and other litter. The county provided clean-up supplies and waste removal.

Photo caption: Volunteers from the Broward Sheriff’s Office pose with Sheriff Al Lamberti under a new sign on Northwest 2nd Street. Volunteers picked up 121 pounds of litter on the street Thursday

Police Rodeo in Pompano

April 17, 2009

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Police motorcycle officers from all over the country practice the safety skills course at Pompano CitiCentre on Thursday in preparation for Saturday’s 20th Annual South East Police Motorcycle Rodeo competition. Admission for the event is free. Following the rodeo, a new 2009 Harley-Davidson XLH Sportster 883 will be raffled with proceeds to benefit Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Raffle tickets are $1.00 and will be available at the rodeo.

EVENT DATE/TIME: Saturday, April 18, 2009 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Pompano Citi Centre, 1955 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach (SW corner of Federal Hwy. and Copans Rd.)

Opening ceremony at 8:00 a.m. with Sheriff Al Lamberti, BSO honor guard and South East Police Motorcycle Rodeo Committee officials
Photo by Mike Jachles/BSO

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BSO School Resource Deputy Tammy Measel delivers packages of donated copy paper to a third-grade student at Meadowbrook Elementary Tuesday morning. Meadowbrook was one of 16 Broward County schools that received donated copy paper this week from a local paper company. The Broward Sheriff’s Office Community Justice Program arranged the donation, and BSO school resource deputies distributed 20 boxes of copy paper to each school. The benevolent paper company wants to remain anonymous. Each school received about 100,000 sheets of paper.

Dunkin Dollars

February 12, 2009

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Due to the hard work and investigative efforts led by the Broward Sheriff’s Office and participating law enforcement agencies in the recent homicide and string of armed robberies, Dunkin Brands, Inc. decided to donate funds to crime prevention programs in South Florida to combat ongoing problems. Broward Crime Stoppers received $10,000.00 earmarked for the BSO GREAT (Gang Resistance Education and Training) program coordinated by YIED under Captain Nesteruk. An additional $1,000.00 was donated to Broward Crime Stoppers to sponsor a table at their annual ball. And $5,000.00 was donated to the South Florida Crime Commission to disperse amongst law enforcement agencies in Palm Beach and Broward counties as needed.

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BSO’s External Affairs Liason Nelson Velez stands atop a Broward Sheriff’s Fire Rescue ladder truck and dumps a bucket of golf balls during the second annual Fallen Heroes Golf Tournament Saturday at the Deerfield Country Club.  The ball drop was one of many raffles and contests to raise money for the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County’s Fallen Heroes Fund, which helps support the families of fallen law enforcement officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty. More than 140 golfers participated in the tournament.  Commander Rick Wierzbicki, who organized the tournament, said he hoped to surpass last year’s amount of $32,000.