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BSO VETERAN SELECTED TO COMMAND NORTH LAUDERDALE DISTRICT

Broward Sheriff’s Office Chief Jimmy Knight has been selected as chief of North Lauderdale/District 15. He succeeds BSO Major Al Lamberti, who has been the city’s acting chief since November 2000. Chief Knight, who was chosen by City Manager Mark Bates, will begin his new assignment before the first of the year.

Chief Knight, 44, joined the sheriff’s office as a road patrol deputy in September 1978. In his 23-year career he has risen through the ranks, earning valuable experience as an investigator and later a supervisor of homicide, narcotics, and organized crime investigations. In May 2000, he was promoted to captain, one of two who managed police services in Pompano Beach. For the last nine months, he has served as the chief of BSO’s District 9, the unincorporated North Broward area between Deerfield Beach and Pompano Beach.

Chief Knight is a 1999 graduate of the Criminal Justice Executive Leadership Program, a partnership between BSO and Florida Atlantic University. He is also a graduate of the Southern Police Institute in Louisville and is working toward a degree in Public Administration/Criminal Justice.

The Broward Sheriff's Office has provided law enforcement services in North Lauderdale since October 1st, when it formally merged with the city’s police department. It is one of eleven cities to contract with BSO, the largest nationally accredited sheriff’s office in the country.

This report by: Cheryl Stopnick / Media Relations

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