Deerfield Beach

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Captain Schnakenberg began his law enforcement career with the City of Deerfield Beach in 1986. He became a Broward sheriff’s deputy after the department merged with BSO in January 1990. Captain Schnakenberg’s experience includes Road Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Internal Affairs and Homeland Security. Captain Schnakenberg was the commander for several specialized units which include Internal Affairs, Professional Standards and the Office of Homeland Security. In 2013, Captain Schnakenberg was assigned as the acting chief for the city of Deerfield Beach. He is a recent graduate of the 251st Session of the FBI National Academy.


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Rodney Brimlow began his law enforcement career with the Broward Sheriff’s Office in 1995 as a Deputy Sheriff assigned to the Dania Beach District. After working in the Department of Crime Prevention and Patrol Services, he was later assigned as a Detective in the Criminal Investigations Division, working in the Major Crimes Unit, Abuse and Neglect Unit, and Sex Crimes/Missing Persons Unit. He also served in the agency’s Field Force/Tactical Response Unit, Bicycle Patrol, and Crisis Intervention Team. In 2001, Detective Brimlow was promoted to the rank of Sergeant of the Child Protective Investigations Section where he also periodically worked as the Acting Commander for Investigations. As a Sergeant, he also supervised employees in Road Patrol Services in the contract cities of Tamarac and Lauderdale Lakes, as well as the unincorporated area of Central Broward County. Furthermore, as a Sergeant he supervised District Criminal Investigations Units, Law Enforcement Operations and Administration, and the Strategic Intelligence Unit. In 2011, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, and was appointed to the positions of Accreditation Manager for the Department of Law Enforcement and Director of Staff Inspections for the agency of 5,700 employees. In January 2013, Lt. Brimlow was selected to serve as the Executive Officer for the Weston and West Broward District, and in June 2017, he was appointed as Executive Officer for the Deerfield Beach District.

Lt. Brimlow is an alumnus of Harvard University, the University of Miami, the University of Florida, and St. Vincent de Paul Seminary. He is currently enrolled in Executive Education through the prestigious Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, studying Leadership and Strategic Management. In June 2018, he graduated from Harvard Business School (P.L.D.), having completed Harvard’s exclusive and comprehensive Program for Leadership Development, and is currently a candidate for additional certification by Harvard Business School in Management Excellence. Lieutenant Brimlow holds a Master’s Degree (M.A.) in Theology from St. Vincent de Paul Seminary, is an Ordained Deacon in the Roman Catholic Church, and received a Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.) in Microbiology and Cell Science from the University of Florida, with minor studies in Secondary Education and East Asian Culture. He is a graduate of the esteemed National Sheriff’s Association Executive Leadership Program, and has more than 2,000 hours of advanced training in the areas of professional development, organizational and strategic management, leadership, and various specialized areas of policing, investigations, and law enforcement.


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The district is Broward County's northernmost district and includes the City of Deerfield Beach. The district is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the Florida Turnpike to the west, the Palm Beach county line to the north and the City of Pompano Beach to the south and encompasses approximately 16.25 square miles. The Town of Deerfield was incorporated on June 11, 1925 with 1,300 residents. In 1939, the name of the town was changed to the City of Deerfield Beach. BSO was contracted to provide law enforcement services for the city in 1990 and undertook its parking enforcement in 1996 and code enforcement in 1997.

Deerfield Beach is home to many national events including professional touring sports, a super power boat race and a July 4th extravaganza. The district has an annual operating budget of approximately $21 million and provides for 152 positions including a district captain, three lieutenants, 13 sergeants, 109 deputies, 8 code officers and 7 volunteer parking enforcement officers.

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