News from BSO


Wednesday, May 7, 2008

8:30 a.m.

The Signature Grand

6900 State Road 84


Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti and Broward School Superintendent James Notter will announce this year’s recipient of the Charles Bingham Award and honor several other school resource officers and deputies for their outstanding contributions. Winners will be announced at the Annual Special Investigative Unit/School Resource Officers’ Awards breakfast on Wednesday, May 7, at the Signature Grand at 8:30 a.m.

This special award is in honor of the late Lt. Charles “Charlie” Bingham, a longtime supervisor of the School Resource Officer Program, who championed the program and community policing during his illustrious, thirty-one year career at the Broward Sheriff’s Office. Lt. Bingham not only left a strong impression on BSO, but he was well known for his service to his Lauderhill community. In February 2001, Northwest 49 Avenue in Lauderhill was renamed Charles Bingham Avenue.

The recipient of the Charles Bingham Award will be given $1,000 for his or her child’s college education or for any child of his or her choosing. This award is open to all Broward County school resource officers and deputies. This year’s finalists are: Officer Richard Barber, Pembroke Pines Police Department; Officer Larry Christopher, Coconut Creek Police Department; Officer Glenn Roberts, Coral Springs Police Department; and Deputy Victor Thompson, BSO.

BSO recognizes the vital role school resource officers and deputies play in the lives of children. They provide a safe environment for learning, act as role models, counsel at-risk students, and work closely with families to ensure that children will stay out of trouble. School resource officers and deputies also participate in a variety of public events and functions to promote a positive relationship between law enforcement and the community.

BSO and the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County will host this year’s breakfast. For more information, contact BSO Captain John Nesteruk, Commander of the Youth Intervention & Enforcement Division at 954-321-4100.

This report by:

Alesia Russell
5/5/08 1500

Posted At: 05/05/2008 02:48 PM

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