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In an effort to foster understanding and share information between the Broward Sheriff’s Office and its international partners and residents, Sheriff Al Lamberti hosted a roundtable discussion this week with government representatives from 11 countries.

Consulate General representatives from the Bahamas, Mexico, Germany, Italy, France, Jamaica, Japan, Bolivia, Turkey, Romania and India attended the first BSO International Relations and Cultural Awareness Roundtable.

“Broward County is one of the most ethnically diverse places in the country,” Sheriff Lamberti said. “With that in mind, my goal in organizing this event was to facilitate a greater understanding of public safety issues between law enforcement and the different communities represented in Broward County.”

Discussion topics included the anonymity of Crime Stoppers tipsters, immigration questions and issues, the prevalence of hate crimes in South Florida and the notification of families of crime victims. Attendees met on Feb. 21 at the Public Safety Building. The event was well-received, and Sheriff Lamberti is planning another such roundtable gathering soon.

“There is no better way to ensure the highest level of public safety for everyone in Broward County than to talk to and learn about each other,” Sheriff Lamberti said. “I commend everyone who attended and hope to welcome new participants in the future.”

This report by: Dani Moschella

Posted At: 02/24/2012 05:00 PM

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