Major Daniel Sokol

Assistant Director

Daniel Sokol began his law enforcement career in 1986, as a correctional officer with the Texas Department of Corrections. In 1988, he joined the Broward Sheriff’s Office and graduated from the Corrections Academy in 1989. As a detention deputy, he worked in all of the detention facilities as well as the Central Intake Bureau, Baker Act Unit and the Inmate Work Unit. In June 1992, he attended the Crossover Training Class and received his State of Florida Law Enforcement Certification. In June 1993, he graduated from the Rehabilitation Training Instructor Course in Ft. McClellan, Alabama, and was assigned to BSO’s Military Training Unit. In 1997, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and supervised the Central Intake Bureau, the Military Training Unit and the main booking and release operations. In 2000, he became a detective sergeant in the Division of Internal Affairs and in 2002, was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. As a lieutenant, he worked various assignments at the Stockade Facility and was also the commander of the Military Training Unit. In 2004, he was chosen to serve as the executive officer of the Department of Community Control, where he served until he retired in 2012.  In February of 2013, he rejoined the ranks of the Broward Sheriff’s Office as a major, serving as an Assistant Director of the Department of Community Programs. Major Sokol is responsible for overseeing the department’s supervision divisions, including Pretrial Services, misdemeanor Probation and the Day Reporting and Reentry Division. Major Sokol is a graduate of the Florida Atlantic University Executive Leadership Program. He is also a graduate of the University of Louisville Southern Police Institute Command Officers Development Course and the University of Louisville Southern Police Institute Executive Leadership Program.