Sheriff Scott J. Israel
For the past 30 years, Sheriff Scott J. Israel has continually advanced into positions of increased responsibility as a law enforcement leader. He spent the first 25 years of his career with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department. During his tenure with Fort Lauderdale, Sheriff Israel was assigned to the Community Policing Division, the Operations Bureau and the Special Investigations Division. As a member of those Divisions, he constantly demonstrated a unique ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with various community groups and individuals. Sheriff Israel retired from the Fort Lauderdale Police Department as the S.W.A.T. Commander with the rank of Captain after being selected to become the Chief of Police for the City of North Bay Village.
As the Chief of Police of North Bay Village, he continued to foster strategic partnerships with the community to enhance the safety and well-being of the citizens.
Sheriff Israel’s substantial law-enforcement background includes significant senior command level experience. In 2005, he was honored as the recipient of the Dade County Police Benevolent Association "Police Chief of the Year". His talent for inspiring teamwork among public safety personnel, citizen groups and community leaders has allowed him to succeed in all areas of community policing including crime prevention, crime control, education and enforcement.
Sheriff Israel holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Cortland State University and is a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy, 212 Session. As the Sheriff of Broward County, he is looking forward to working with the community to help make the Broward Sheriff's Office the best run, world class law enforcement organization in the country.
Aside from law enforcement, Sheriff Israel also serves other important roles in the community. He previously served as the head football coach for the Coral Springs Chargers and coached football at Stoneman Douglas High School and North Broward Preparatory Academy. Sheriff Israel is the 2008 recipient of the "Brian Piccolo Coach of the Year" for his lifetime achievement in youth sports. In 2008, he was also honored by the Sunrise Democrat Club as “Democrat of the Year.”
Sheriff Scott Israel has been married to his wife, Susan Galla Israel, for 21 years, and they are the parents of triplets, Brett, Blake and Blair. The Israel family resides in Parkland.