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NORTH LAUDERDALE SWEARING-IN SET

Monday, October 1, 2001 / 6:00 PM
North Lauderdale Academy High School
7101 Kimberly Boulevard, N. Lauderdale

A merger between the North Lauderdale Police Department and the Broward Sheriff's Office will become official October 1st when 74 police employees are sworn in by Broward Sheriff Ken Jenne. The ceremony will take place in the gymnasium of North Lauderdale Academy High School at 6pm. The switch over to “green and white” begins with the alpha shift at 10:30 PM on Sunday, September 30th.

The five-year contract, which was unanimously approved by the North Lauderdale City Commission on July 31st, is for $5.32 million a year, and calls for 55 sworn personnel patrolling six zones. BSO Major Al Lamberti will continue to serve as acting chief until City Manager Mark Bates selects a permanent chief.

North Lauderdale, BSO’s new District 15, is the eleventh city to contract with the Broward Sheriff's Office for law enforcement services. The others are: Pembroke Park, Dania Beach, Lauderdale Lakes, Tamarac, Weston, Southwest Ranches, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Oakland Park, and Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. BSO also patrols Lazy Lake, the unincorporated areas, the county courthouses, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Port Everglades, and county mass transit.

The Broward Sheriff's Office is the largest nationally accredited sheriff’s office in the country.

This report by: Cheryl Stopnick/Media Relations

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