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Medallion to SGT Patten

SGT Matthew Patten Awarded the Sheriff’s Foundation Medallion

The Sheriff’s Foundation Medallion is awarded by the Foundation’s Board of Directors to recognize an individual’s contribution to the mission of the Foundation. SWAT Sergeant Matthew Patten has served BSO and Broward County for over 24 years and provided invaluable training to the members of Class 1 of the Sheriff’s Foundation Academy and Classroom during a recent BSO/SWAT Anti-terrorism…


Foundation Funds BSO Fire Rescue’s JUST DRIVE Initiative

The Sheriff’s Foundation is proud to fund the BSO Fire Rescue and Emergency Services’ initiative JUST DRIVE for Teen Driver Safety Week with presentations featuring Renee Napier, of the Meagan Napier Foundation, and Eric Smallridge, the DUI driver who killed Renee’s 20 year-old daughter. Napier’s heart-braking story will touch the hearts of over two thousand High School…


Class 1 of the Sheriff’s Foundation Academy and Classroom Experience BSO/SWAT Anti-Terrorism Training Exercise

On September 10, 2015, Students, Girl Scouts, Foundation Sponsors, and Board Members attended the first combined educational event of the Sheriff’s Foundation Academy and the Sheriff’s Foundation Classroom – a BSO/SWAT full-scale anti-terrorism training scenario. This training tested the skills of BSO’s SWAT team, Bomb Squad, K-9, Helicopter Unit, Communications Department, and the BSO Fire…


BSO/Foundation’s Operation Medicine Cabinet and Shred-A-Thon A Success

On September 12, 2015 BSO, in partnership with the Sheriff’s Foundation, held a prescription medication free disposal event and free shredding event at the Festival Flea Market Mall. These events are held every month across Broward County to destroy unused or expired medications and to prevent identity theft.    

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