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SHERIFF KEN JENNE SWEARS-IN PROBATION OFFICERS

On Friday, March 1, 2002, Sheriff Ken Jenne will officially welcome probation
officers to the BSO family during a 3:30 pm ceremony in the first floor
Multi-Media room of the Ron Cochran Public Safety Building, 2601 W. Broward Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale.

The Probation Division of BSO’s Department of Community Control supports the court system and helps protect the community by managing and monitoring the progress of those on probation for domestic violence, DUI, and misdemeanor offenses. The Probation Division also helps offenders through referrals to social service agencies and assists domestic violence offenders through an intensive supervision program.

On October 1, 2001, the duties of overseeing probation in Broward County were transferred from Court Administration to the Broward Sheriff's Office.

Nearly 70 BSO probation officers and support staff work out of five county offices and supervise nearly 5,000 active clients daily. BSO probation officers handle an average of nearly 120 active cases, the majority of which are DUI related.

This release by:

Hugh Graf / Media Relations

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