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The Broward Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that Lt. Colonel Rick Frey has been chosen as the recipient of the American Jail Association (AJA) Correctional Administrator of the Year/Large Jail Award for 2008. He will be presented with the award on Wednesday, May 7, during the AJA’s 27th Annual Training Conference & Jail Expo in Sacramento, CA.

Lt. Colonel Frey was chosen for this prestigious award because of the many initiatives and programs he implemented in BSO’s Department of Detention (DOD). These include programs that enhance the job of jail personnel, implementation of efficient inmate programs, promotion of staff training, and promotion of the professional image of the DOD and its staff. Lt. Colonel Frey is also being recognized for his management skills and his ability to successfully cope with day-to-day jail problems.

Lt. Colonel Frey is a veteran law enforcement professional with three decades of service with BSO. He began his BSO career in the Department of Law Enforcement in October 1978. In January 2003, he was promoted to Director of Detention. Lt. Colonel Frey supervises jail operations for BSO’s DOD, one of the nation’s largest fully-accredited local jail systems, booking nearly 70,000 inmates each year into five county jails and holding more than 5,000 prisoners daily. He is also an instructor. Lt. Colonel Frey has taught for the Southern Police Institute, the Executive Leadership Academy, the Police and Corrections Academy, the Florida Sheriff’s Association and the National Sheriff’s Association.

“Rick is an outstanding corrections professional,” said Colonel James Wimberly, BSO’s Executive Director of the Department of Detention and Community Control Division. “He has immersed himself in the corrections industry and works aggressively towards the systematic improvement and effectiveness of BSO’s jail system.”

Lt. Colonel Frey is an active member of the AJA. The AJA is committed to the professional growth of our nation’s jails and of those individuals who work in and manage these jails. For more information about the AJA, visit

This report by:

Alesia Russell/PIO
5/6/08 1500

MEDIA NOTE: A photo of Lt. Colonel Rick Frey is attached to this release at

Posted At: 05/06/2008 03:08 PM


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