On behalf of Sheriff Israel and the Board of Directors, welcome to the website of the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County! I have served in law enforcement as a prosecutor in both the military and Broward County. It is a privilege to now serve the Broward Sheriff’s Office and Broward County through the Sheriff’s Foundation.
Since 1999, the Sheriff’s Foundation has served Broward County in the areas of Anti-Terrorism, Law Enforcement Training, and Crime Prevention. Our citizens face more security challenges than ever before due to growing national and international threats. In Broward County, the threat is heightened by the fact that we have airports and sea ports. Confronting these unprecedented threats require law enforcement and citizen collaboration. The Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward exists to create channels of understanding and cooperation between the Broward Sheriff’s Office and the citizens of Broward County.
Last year, we started a new era of service introducing new Civic Education initiatives designed to bring our citizens and BSO closer together. With the creation of the Sheriff’s Foundation Academy and the Sheriff’s Foundation Classroom, we now educate our citizens about the training and challenges faced by law enforcement and fire rescue personnel. Our programs and community partnerships build a bridge between BSO and those it serves.
In fiscal year 2015-2016, the Sheriff’s Foundation donated over $400,000.00 to advance the four pillars of its mission. This fiscal year, thanks to the ever-growing support of annual corporate sponsors, family memberships, and individual memberships, we plan another successful year of service to our community.
I look forward to continuing making a difference in the lives of those dedicated to the mission of the Broward Sheriff’s Office and the citizens it serves.
One thing criminals will never have is a community that supports them.
You and the Sheriff’s Foundation – Stronger together!
Juan Carlos Arias, Esq.
Captain, USA (Ret.)
Chairman of the Board,
Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward