Community Programs

The Broward Sheriff's Office actively encourages local citizens to become involved in safeguarding their communities through a variety of educational and participatory programs. Click on a program title for more information:

COP (Citizen Observer Patrol): local residents help BSO fight crime by patrolling their own neighborhoods.
Citizens Academy: learn how law enforcement works with this hands-on course.
Senior Citizens Academy: an eight-week educational experience for Broward County seniors.
Police Athletic League: provides youth an opportunity to stay out of trouble by participating in sports and other activities after school or during the summer.
Posse: civilian volunteers assist BSO with activities.
TRIAD: a partnership designed to reduce criminal victimization of the elderly.

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