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BSO’S SRO AWARDS BREAKFAST

Friday, August 24, 2001

8:30 a.m.

Sheraton Ft. Lauderdale Airport Hotel

(I-95 & Griffin Road)

Broward Sheriff Ken Jenne will announce the first recipient of the Charles Bingham Award and honor several other School Resource Officers for their outstanding contributions. Winners will be announced at the Annual BSO School Resource Officers’ Awards breakfast on Friday, August 24th , at the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport Hotel starting at 8: 30 a.m.

This special award is in honor of the late BSO Lt. Charles “Charlie” Bingham, a longtime supervisor of the SRO program. Bingham was a proponent of the SRO program and a strong believer of community policing. His distinguished 31-year career ended at BSO on May 7, 2000, when he died unexpectedly. Lt. Bingham not only left a strong impression on BSO, but he was well known for his service to his Lauderhill community. Earlier this year (February 2001), northwest 49 Avenue in Lauderhill was renamed Charles Bingham Avenue.

The recipient of the Charles Bingham Award will be given $1,000 to use toward his or her child’s college education. This award is open to all Broward County SRO’s.

The Broward Sheriff's Office recognizes the vital role School Resource Officers play in the lives of children. SRO’s provide a safe environment for learning, act as role models, counsel at-risk students, and work closely with families to ensure the children will stay out of trouble. They also participate in a variety of public events and functions to promote a positive relationship between law enforcement and the entire community.

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